Sean Evans Learns How to Make Real-Deal Buffalo Wings | Sean in the Wild

  • Published on Mar 21, 2017
  • To help out all the Hot Ones fans looking to create their own wings challenges at home, First We Feast's Sean Evans sets out to discover the secrets of making proper Buffalo wings from scratch. To learn the poultry arts, he taps Dan Borowski and John Henninger of Dan & John's Wings in the East Village, who flex their Buffalo pedigree during a no-frills cooking tutorial. Armed with fresh, farm-raised chicken, a vat of soybean oil, and a stockpile of Frank's RedHot, these upstate natives will show you the keys to making crispy, no frills drums and flats at home.
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Comments • 836

  • Bone Mega
    Bone Mega 4 hours ago

    The best wings in NYC

  • Bryan Lane
    Bryan Lane 3 days ago

    Like Joey Diaz said.
    It’s either blue cheese with wings, or go fuck your mother.

  • Joshua Dhir
    Joshua Dhir 5 days ago

    Been going to these guys for about three weeks now. Flavorful chicken, tender meat, and spicy sauce. Nothing more, nothing less, just as it should be. Can't stop going now, definitely give these dudes a try!

  • Cho Cheung
    Cho Cheung 7 days ago

    Been here. Definitely worth it

  • stan giles
    stan giles 8 days ago

    I was in Buffalo, worst wings ever, just for tourists, they set the standard so low , I was so disappointed. I love wings , if they say buffalo wings I ask what part of buffalo, and stay clear of such nonsense.

  • HTM
    HTM 14 days ago

    Sean looks so bored

  • Metadragon
    Metadragon 20 days ago

    I fry mine up and then i put them in a mason jar with my spices and hot sauce and then shake shake shake and then out them on heat a bit so the sauce cooks into the crispily fried meat and skin. that way they arent sopping but still wet and they are hot and spicy

  • FieryReign
    FieryReign 23 days ago

    Frank's? Fail.

  • Potod Scumbigula
    Potod Scumbigula 28 days ago

    I should not be watching these videos, I have no food in my fridge what so ever. This is how you skimp on rent. Bellissimo.

  • Killval
    Killval Month ago


  • alex leyva
    alex leyva Month ago

    I tried this recipe and its incredible, just like they said, the key is freshness, I think purchase my wings at the supermarket butcher and cut them myself its great

  • M S
    M S Month ago

    Yo Sean, how about you show us behind the scene Hot Ones wing making.

  • jescollo
    jescollo Month ago

    Ranch all the way

  • PyroNinja713
    PyroNinja713 Month ago

    This looks like the easiest restaurant in the world to work at. lol, it's like Bob's Burgers but with wings

  • Kelly Logan
    Kelly Logan Month ago

    He needs his own tv show

  • jdome jd
    jdome jd 2 months ago

    Frank's Red Hot is absolutely the secret ingredient in every perfect wing.

  • TheVanDookie
    TheVanDookie 2 months ago

    Dan should have let john talk more. Dan is an attention whore!

  • Ms K Jones
    Ms K Jones 2 months ago

    Thank you. This is the exact way we did them at Softball City xo. Normal!

  • Travis Kopet
    Travis Kopet 2 months ago

    frank's red hot is fucking garbage

  • R3fug33
    R3fug33 2 months ago

    The best wings are grilled, not fried.

  • crispy2102
    crispy2102 2 months ago

    Their hottest sauce is NAGA Jholakia \m/

  • Bruce Bruce
    Bruce Bruce 2 months ago

    Its blue cheese with wings or go fuck your mother- Joey Diaz

  • dagoelius
    dagoelius 3 months ago

    Would of been nice to see how the blue cheese sauce is made as well.

  • Jordan Matus
    Jordan Matus 3 months ago

    do hot ones with these guys

  • Eric Gosselin
    Eric Gosselin 3 months ago

    So all you do is dump unseasoned wings in the fryer with Frank's Red hot and butter. Why even make a video about the most basic wings ever

  • BigBadVoodooAlex
    BigBadVoodooAlex 3 months ago


  • lucas .servera
    lucas .servera 3 months ago

    Im surprise they didnt lightly dust them with some grated parm after saucing them..always thought that was the real Buffalo-style secret

  • JED
    JED 3 months ago

    They got a shop in Long Beach?

  • Callum  Reid
    Callum Reid 3 months ago

    such a white person thing to say about what a chicken wing should be haha

  • Zawadi Holliday
    Zawadi Holliday 3 months ago

    Ranch All Dayyyy!!!

  • Zoe Aubert
    Zoe Aubert 3 months ago

    Complex conduct bench imply vary pipe away purple Russian bed empty.

  • ScornfulSix
    ScornfulSix 3 months ago

    Awe man you really missed out on the whole cut to visual representation thing you guys do when he is talking about the fryer.

  • Woogie Harrelson
    Woogie Harrelson 3 months ago

    I’m embarrassed to say I’ve tried eating the elbows on flat wings.

  • Gijs Heynickx
    Gijs Heynickx 4 months ago

    I ate buffalo wings in London, f*cking hated those. Wayyy too sour. These look delicious though.

  • Pixelthief100
    Pixelthief100 4 months ago

    They even look like buffaloians

  • Julia Nadeau
    Julia Nadeau 4 months ago

    Save for the blue cheese (I hate blue cheese anything), these look amazing. I always have to instruct cooks whenever I order wings here in Nebraska on how to properly sauce a batch of wings. I like them messy and I like them just shy of molten. If I'm not sweating by the time I've devoured the batch, then that sauce isn't spicy enough. Seriously, I don't know what it is about Nebraskans and not being able to handle the spicy... seriously, when in doubt, add a bunch of cayenne and when you think it's more than YOU can bear, add some more. That sauce should have a nice deep red color from all the cayenne, cause if you're selling "extra spicy wings" then they'd better damn well be spicy! Also, I like a lake of hot sauce in the bottom of my dish, cause the sauce on the wings themselves will evaporate all their moisture away and after the first few, I definitely long for more sauce to wet them back up again. Admittedly, I might be a bit of a pain-in-the-ass as a customer, but trust me, the end result is a much better product!

  • Unfunny ContentYT
    Unfunny ContentYT 4 months ago

    I thought that was Post Malone in the thumbnail.

  • HD Chiko
    HD Chiko 4 months ago

    Go to miami and try their food

  • JUdaH thE WiZarD lol
    JUdaH thE WiZarD lol 5 months ago

    Why has dan got titties?

  • Chris Renz
    Chris Renz 5 months ago

    13 minutes at 365 is completely overcooked isn't it? I usually pull between 7 and 9 minutes at the absolute max. Maybe they aren't really cooking at that high of a temp the whole time. If you really want them to be the best, toss em in white rice flour before dropping it oil. It makes for a very light crisp breading and maintains it's crunch for a while before seeming stale.

  • Jerry Fisher
    Jerry Fisher 5 months ago

    i change the game and keep the wing whole

  • Jerry Fisher
    Jerry Fisher 5 months ago

    no salt and pepper

  • California Living
    California Living 5 months ago

    It's either blue cheese with wings or...

  • 47MOX
    47MOX 5 months ago

    Melted butter and hot sauce, HERE I COME.

  • RoBo HiP
    RoBo HiP 5 months ago

    Frank's red hot all the way!!! You could make these at home, fer sure but if you don't put some buff love in there not going to taste the same..... Western NY!!! shout out, hold my beer and watch this.... Buffalo wings nothing better or greater

  • kellieskins
    kellieskins 5 months ago

    why is he picking up the wing with his glove on 5:30

  • James Yuen
    James Yuen 5 months ago

    looks like my guinea pig.

  • Javier deLeon
    Javier deLeon 5 months ago

    No double cooking for crispiness? :*(

  • Randall Jue
    Randall Jue 5 months ago

    like Uncle Joey says, "it's either blue cheese with wings or go fuck your mother!"

  • Darrin Noble
    Darrin Noble 5 months ago

    If you ever get the chance to come out to Colorado. Come at the end of July for the Dillon BBQ Fest. Its a buck a bone at 8,600 feet.

  • Peef Rimgar
    Peef Rimgar 5 months ago

    Yo much love from buffalos neighbors in the ROC but dude wings are done up bigger over here for sure. Those wings look pretty good tho

  • Max Nikolic
    Max Nikolic 5 months ago

    13 minutes at what temperature?

  • Techmical
    Techmical 5 months ago


  • Sirens
    Sirens 5 months ago

    damn now i want some wings!

  • Philip Yankov
    Philip Yankov 5 months ago

    is that 365 in retard units or celsius ?

  • AndyTheAnimal
    AndyTheAnimal 5 months ago

    Who's watching after the Bills finally made the playoffs? #BillsMafia

  • troll man
    troll man 5 months ago

    joe diaz would be proud

  • S M
    S M 5 months ago

    I use a little kosher salt and dash of cayenne to season my wings. In addition, I like using whole wings sometimes because I like eating that end piece.

  • Janet Seidlitz
    Janet Seidlitz 6 months ago

    Swirl flip LOL! Just get in there and toss em or use a big spoon.

  • cjs714
    cjs714 6 months ago

    Buffalo wing sauce is named after Buffalo, NY. These guys being from buffalo know how to make good wings.

  • Avarice
    Avarice 6 months ago

    I could eat buffalo wings all day, everyday, for life.

  • MR SMB
    MR SMB 6 months ago

    Red's Hot.... meh, there's better IMHO

  • AlphaWolfe
    AlphaWolfe 6 months ago

    I can. Have buffalo wings anytime. Because I live in buffalo and they’re easy to get lol

  • Gregory Palilonis
    Gregory Palilonis 6 months ago

    Wrong ...
    Best method, especially at home, is steam (best) or bake on low heat ahead of time. This keeps them very moist and tender. Chill them till serving time (up to one day). When time to serve fry them in oil or crisp them in a very hot oven. Then toss in the sauce like they said.
    I'm not sure it's the original way. But it's possibly the best way, it can be done in most homes and it makes it easy to prepare a lot of wings all at once.

  • Un-Named Trucker
    Un-Named Trucker 6 months ago


  • Jamerson
    Jamerson 6 months ago

    Dom take notes!

  • govenmentassassin
    govenmentassassin 6 months ago

    I noticed that Sean's hands are a bit on the small side. I feel you man, I feel you. Also I feel like the editors let me down. When the slow part came up, I was expecting some MLG action.

  • naoyanouchat
    naoyanouchat 7 months ago +2

    I thought they were gonna show some next level wings. A toddler could make these. Everyone in the world knows it's deep fried wings with Frank's Red Hot with butter!
    Better & healthier way: 1- coat wings with flour, salt, pepper and paprika. 2- Put wings on baking tray with a couple table spoon of Olive oil brushed on the tray. 3- Cook at 400 F, flip them a few times and cook until crispy. 4- Mix Frank's with butter. Add onion and garlic powder (optional). 5- Mix both together well when both are hot still!

  • Brian Allen
    Brian Allen 7 months ago

    Love to buffallo baby !!

  • BGz GamersVoid
    BGz GamersVoid 7 months ago

    “I feel so involved “ *presses a button*

  • Kewl Beans
    Kewl Beans 7 months ago

    sean looks like he could be twins with the dude that plays jinx on warehouse 13. :o

  • tony
    tony 8 months ago

    Do they cook it fresh for you when you order? Cause they seem really easy quick and simple to make

  • surrealnumber
    surrealnumber 8 months ago

    what? he did not go full heat? this aint the hot ones i know.

  • Gustavo Buquera
    Gustavo Buquera 8 months ago

    No wonder people get crazy when its not the "true buffalo wing"... the original recipe sucks... of course you get purists.

  • Levitation
    Levitation 8 months ago

    Sean if you ever go to buffalo make sure you check out both duffs, and sals in depew. Best wings in the 716

  • Reilus Johnson
    Reilus Johnson 8 months ago

    Ranch is where it’s at on wings!! Savannah ga baby

  • EatSleepTrainRepeat
    EatSleepTrainRepeat 8 months ago +1

    No seasoning on the wings before they go in the oil?

  • Azzam
    Azzam 8 months ago

    Why tf would I go to a restaurant for this lmao they literally using all ingredients u can get yourself

  • Georg Fogelgren
    Georg Fogelgren 8 months ago

    *drools into my beard*

  • Hoi !
    Hoi ! 9 months ago

    5:23 scratch those nuts .. nuts .. nuts .. cook some wings .. wings .. wings

  • Jack Zones
    Jack Zones 9 months ago

    I disagree with cutting the wings. I have no problem with cutting them but I also have no problem with leaving them whole. Not sure where I was going with this. Wings?

  • MRTN13
    MRTN13 9 months ago +1

    No flour on the chicken for that crispy crust?

  • Sean Tiu
    Sean Tiu 9 months ago

    Is frying it without coating better than breading it?

  • ChArLToN
    ChArLToN 9 months ago

    "The half assers out there" 4:17😂😂😂😂😂

  • Doug Trillson
    Doug Trillson 9 months ago

    i agree...we want the drums and the flats separate

  • Michael Knight
    Michael Knight 9 months ago

    fk ranch .. this is good as fk .. I like a carrot in blue cheese but i would not complain if they gave me this with a good beer and a game on the television.

  • Pretty Peachy
    Pretty Peachy 9 months ago

    So no actual season on the wings but the sauce.. 😩

  • yummdiddy
    yummdiddy 10 months ago

    Blue cheese fish for the garbage container. Not for consumption.

  • franklin wells
    franklin wells 10 months ago

    Sean Evan fucks

  • Princess Casserole
    Princess Casserole 10 months ago

    Buffalove! Love to check your restaurant out soon!

  • Starvingwriter82
    Starvingwriter82 10 months ago

    So the secret to the "best wings ever" is plain frying with frank's red hot?
    If I'm going out for wings, I want something higher quality than I can pick up for four bucks at the grocery store.

  • King Cruz
    King Cruz 10 months ago

    Why don't white people season they chicken before they cook it?????

  • Slayed Sausage
    Slayed Sausage 10 months ago

    4:50- very clever editing

  • Spazz Out
    Spazz Out 10 months ago

    This nigga voice is just annoying

  • Joe TV
    Joe TV 10 months ago

    i have a full garden of the world's hottest pepper (BHUT / NAGA JOLOKIA)

  • Mustangarrett
    Mustangarrett 10 months ago

    AMEN! Who is the fool that decided serving the whole wing makes any sense?!

    • Mustangarrett
      Mustangarrett 10 months ago

      These guys are clearly consummate professionals.

  • alexis frias
    alexis frias 11 months ago

    how to make real wing.... fry them and sauce them.... this video was pointless. sean evans is awesome .

  • leann.
    leann. 11 months ago

    I can't eat blue cheese, so I'll be over here happily with my ranch

  • BoyProdigyX
    BoyProdigyX 11 months ago

    Ranch is good with BBQ or teriyaki wings. Ken's Bleu cheese for Buffalo.

    • BoyProdigyX
      BoyProdigyX 11 months ago

      And I LOVE the "Z-shaped" wings. Love the crispy end piece

  • red pollard
    red pollard 11 months ago

    Sean's probably like "fuck, not more wings...I thought this was my day off"