The Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.

Hot Wings
The original Buffalo wings were invented at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York in 1964. They are the perfect low-carb snack for Super Sunday. To turn them into a meal, use drumsticks instead of wings. To super-size your snacks, use turkey wings!

20 to 25 chicken wing “drummettes,” the meaty first section of the wing

Heat-stable oil or fat for frying, such as light olive oil or grass-fed beef tallow
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
1 to 2 ounces hot sauce, such as Frank’s or Tabasco, or to taste

Serve with:

Celery sticks
Bleu Cheese Dressing, see below

Heat oil in a deep fryer or skillet to 370 degrees F. Blot the wings dry, sprinkle with salt, but do not use flour. Fry, in several batches, for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels.


Melt butter and stir in the hot sauce. Dip the wings in the mixture. Arrange on a platter and serve hot with celery sticks and Bleu Cheese Dressing (below) for dipping.

Makes 20 to 25 servings.

Per wing for each of 20: Cal 26 • Fat 2.6g • Carbs 0g • Fiber 0g • Net Carbs 0g • Pro 0.5g

Bleu Cheese Dressing
1/2 cup real mayonnaise
1/2 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup crumbled bleu cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

 Mix all ingredients together and chill.


Makes 8 servings of 2 tablespoons.

Calories 134 • Fat 13.3g • Carbs 1.6g • Fiber 0 g • Net Carbs 1.6g • Protein 2.2g

VariationSuper-easy Baked Wings 

Coat wings with oil and bake in preheated oven set at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes to an hour or until brown. Turn after first 20 minutes. 

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Judy Barnes Baker

The working title for my first book was, “You’ll Never Know What You Are Missing.” It summed up my goal: to make eating for health synonymous with eating for pleasure. Once you discover the secret, you will find that the very best food for weight management, longevity, the treatment and prevention of disease, and over-all health and happiness is also the most sumptuous, satisfying, and indulgent way of eating the world has to offer. You are invited to the feast. Enjoy!
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