Veganize It: Buffalo Wings

It’s still chilly and I’m dreaming of hot buffalo wings and ranch dressing. It’s a comforting twist of hot and creamy. There’s also an element of pure trashy, fried food if you want it.

Here is Alton Brown’s recipe from the Food Network.
12 whole chicken wings (WINGS are for FLYING Alton not frying!)
3 ounces unsalted butter
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

OUR awesome and vegan ingredients!
12 or so vegan chicken wings (May Wah brand at Honest Weight Coop or you could use tempeh strips or Beyond Meat or Gardein brand)
3-5 oz melted vegan margarine
1 small garlic clove
1/4c-1/2c Red Hot or hot sauce of choice
1/8-1/4c nutritional yeast (trust me)

Bake wings (if May Wah brand) for about 10 minutes before drowning in hot sauce mix, then bake 8-10 more minutes or until done. If using Gardein, Beyond Meat, or tempeh strips- dip in hot sauce mix and bake for 10-15 minutes or more depending on level of desired crispiness. You can also dip them again in the hot sauce after cooking if you like it really messy.

Pair with my really rad ranch dressing recipe below and some celery/carrot sticks while contemplating the meaning of life (and cuddling with a cute kitten).
Sarah’s Ranch Dressing
1 container Mori-NU silken tofu (it’s not all created equal)
2 heaping TBSP vegan mayo
1-2 TBSP lemon juice
2-6 pinches/dashes nutritional yeast
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp celery seed
salt and pepper to taste

Blend all in food processor. I sometimes add more nutritional yeast and lemon juice after tasting, it depends on what you like.