3 lbs large chicken wings
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup bottled hot sauce
1/4 cup spicy barbecue sauce, optional.
Large pot of boiling water
Canola or peanut oil in a deep fryer
Separate the wings at the joint and discard the tips. Drop the wings into the large pot of boiling water and cook for 10 minutes. Remove and drain well.
Have a deep fryer of canola or peanut oil heated to 375 degrees. Drop the drained wings into the hot oil and cook until brown and crispy, approximately 3 minutes.
Place the fried wings into a large heat-proof dish with a tight-fitting cover.
In a skillet, saute the minced garlic in the butter for about a minute; pour over the wings and stir to coat. Pour the hot sauce over wings and fit the lid over the container. Shake container vigorously to coat the wings well with the hot sauce. If you want zestier wings, add the barbecue sauce and shake vigorously again.