() When it comes to a tasty, crowd-pleasing treat for big football games, campouts, picnics or just about any occasion, good buffalo wings are hard to beat. And these crispy baked paleo buffalo wings are not just good, they are some of the very best. Not only are they crispy without frying, they are also delicious as well as paleo healthy. Gluten-free, grain-free, egg free and dairy free, they will stack up against the best fried buffalo wings to be found anywhere - and likely come out on top!
Like barbecue, a big key to great buffalo wings is the sauce and this recipe has a great one. It’s an intoxicating mix of spicy, savory and buttery with just a hint of vinegar and garlic - and you can adjust the "heat" to suit your preference. And then there’s the creamy dressing for dunking. Oh my. You and your family members and guests will truly be smacking your lips and asking for seconds. And thirds and . . .
The secret to making crispy buffalo wings without frying is baking powder. Just open the thawed package of buffalo wings, pat them dry and toss with baking powder immediately before baking. If you want super crispy wings, plan ahead and toss them in the baking powder and placing them in the fridge for 8-12 hours on the baking sheet with rack.
Note that for paleo purists, baking powder is not technically compliant if it contains corn starch. No problem simply make your own baking powder with 1 tsp. of baking soda and 2 tsp. of cream of tartar and substitute it for the 1 tbsp. of baking powder in the recipe. If you do choose commercial baking soda, make sure it is aluminum-free. Otherwise, use the substitute.