12 whole chicken wings
3 ounces unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Load a 6-quart saucepan with a steamer basket and 1 inch of water in the bottom, over high heat, cover and bring to a boil. Remove the tips of the wings and discard or save for making stock. Using kitchen shears, or a knife, separate the wings at the joint. Place the wings into the steamer basket, cover, reduce the heat to medium and steam for 10 minutes. Remove the wings from the basket and carefully pat dry. Lay the wings out on a cooling rack set in a half sheet pan lined with paper towels and refrigerate for one hour. Heat the oven to 425 degrees F. Replace the paper towels (under the cooling rack) with parchment paper. Roast on the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes. Turn the wings over and cook another 20 minutes or until meat is cooked through and the skin is golden brown. While the chicken is roasting, melt the butter in a small bowl along with the garlic. Pour this along with hot sauce and salt into a bowl large enough to hold all of the chicken and stir to combine. Remove the wings from the oven and transfer to the bowl and toss with the sauce. Serve warm.
*You can steam your wings in three batches; OR you can get yourself two more steamer baskets, 1 (1-inch) washer, 1 (10-12 inch, 5/16th diameter) stainless steel threaded rod, 8 (5/16th inch) stainless steel nuts, a pair of pliers and build yourself a Steel Lotus (patent pending). Remove the handle from each of the steamer baskets by holding the nut under the steamer with the pliers and unscrewing the stem. Screw one nut onto the end of the rod. Twist on one steamer basket. Followed by another nut. Repeat for the other two baskets – spacing them each about 3 inches apart. Use the remaining nuts to attach the washer to the top of the rod. Wash, load, and steam!
Source: By Mr. Brown. http://altonbrown.com/buffalo-wings/