Buttermilk Wings

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I almost crossed the line into grandma’s deep-fried chicken with these buttermilk wings. Actually, I did cross the line. But that’s ok, I saved myself by drizzling traditional Buffalo wing sauce over these crunchy tasty beauties before devouring them. Yeah, you sure can toss your battered wings in sauce, but beware! That lovely coating can be fragile. It doesn’t like being thrown hither and yon (which I think means tossed a lot). That’s why I prefer to drizzle the wings with sauce or dunk them in it instead.

Buttermilk Wings

A Fantastically Crunchy Tasty Wing

If you have some of your favorite wing seasoning on hand, I recommend substituting it for the salt and paprika when you make these buttermilk wings. It’s a great way to create a sort of deep-fried ‘dry’ wing. Nothing wrong with salt and paprika, nope. But you bought that wing seasoning for a reason! Get it in the flour mix and don’t be shy with it!

If I’m cooking for a crowd, I’ll break out my big deep fryer. But, if it’s just me, I’ll fire up my Fry Daddy fryer. It’s the perfect size. It fries everything perfectly. And as an added bonus, it doesn’t use a lot of oil, which saves me money. And more money means more wings!

Check out my always-growing list of over 100 homemade wing recipes, including sauces and seasonings!

Buttermilk Wings
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Buttermilk Wings

Crazy good fried wings with a perfect coating.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: deep-fried, wings
Servings: 8
Calories: 607kcal



  • Combine the buttermilk and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a medium bowl. Add the wings. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a few inches of oil to 350 F in a deep fryer or Dutch oven.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, paprika and remaining salt.
  • Working in batches, remove wings from the buttermilk. Shake off any excess and coat in the flour mixture.
  • Shake off any excess and add to the fryer and fry for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Serve with desired wing sauce on the side for dunking or drizzling.


For a little kick, add a few good shakes of hot sauce to the buttermilk mixture.


Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 504mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 531IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

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