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Breaking down the best Super Bowl food

Eating and drinking are about the only things we want to do during this game.

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This week, every SB Nation football site was prompted to talk about the best food for the Super Bowl. I’m sure the answers will vary, but there is just one response that makes sense to us.

The answer, always, is wings. I love a great pot of chili, or dip, or just burgers and hot dogs during football games, and the Super Bowl is no exception. But there’s something about wings smothered in sauce to make you feel like you cannot look at or touch anyone or anything, which is the ideal state to enjoy the Super Bowl.

Predictably, I’m following this up with a recipe for wings I enjoy. The following recipe gives you the traditional flavor of Buffalo chicken wings with a little less vinegary sharpness and a lot more heat.

Habanero Buffalo Chicken Wings

2 pounds chicken wings

1 cup melted butter

3/4ths cup of Frank’s Red Hot or equivalent

1/4th cup of Goya Habanero Sauce or equivalent

1 diced habanero pepper (seeded or de-seeded, depends on heat tolerance)

4 tablespoons white vinegar

4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Pinch of salt

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together butter, sauces, and vinegar.
  2. Mince your habanero pepper as finely as possible and toss it in, along with a pinch of salt. You will not need more than a pinch of salt.
  3. Pop the sauce in the fridge, preferably overnight, but at least for few hours to let it thicken up.
  4. Dredge the wings in a bowl of flour and bake or fry. You know your oven/fryer better than I do, so use the time you need.
  5. Add sauce liberally to wings, preferably by throwing them in a bowl and shaking/stirring vigorously to ensure coverage.
  6. Done! Serve with Tums. If you are a real heat enthusiast, sub in hotter peppers or use multiple habaneros.

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