Preparation / Directions:
FOR THE CHICKEN WINGS, cut into sections and discard tips.
Heat the oil to a temperature of 375F in a deep-sided pot.
Rinse the chicken wings, and pat dry on paper towels.
Mix the butter with the Tabasco sauce, and set aside.
Fry a batch at a time, being careful not to crowd the pot. Fry for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain in a single layer on paper towels, and repeat until all wings are fried.
As the wings are fried, roll them in the butter mixture. Keep the wings warm in a 200F oven in a single layer.
While the wings are frying, make the dressing by combining the blue cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream or yogurt, pepper, lemon juice and vinegar in a small mixing bowl.
Break up the cheese with a fork, but do not beat until smooth.
To serve, place the wings on a platter or plates, and serve with the dressing and some celery sticks.
Makes 36 pieces.
The dressing can be prepared up to two days in advance and refrigerated.