In answer to The Rad Trad’s complaints over the decline of American comfort food, I have resolved to actually do something about it. Below are my rubrics for the Liturgy of Buffalo, the Use of Dallas.
There are two main components of this liturgy: ‘Liturgy of the Wing’ and ‘Liturgy of the Sauce’. We must examine these separately for the present.
Liturgy of the Wing
Preparation of the Gifts: Take some wings and cut off the useless end pieces (freeze them for stock and broth use later). Coat them in flour and let sit. Pour a thin layer of peanut oil (if allergic, use vegetable oil) in a pan and set to medium heat. Place wings in pan and cook until a crispy shell forms on the outside. Place on a plate of paper towels and let the excess oil be absorbed.
Liturgy of the Sauce
Prepare the following ingredients in a large pot on low heat:
1/4 cup Lemon juice, 3 ounces of butter, A bit of garlic, 1/3 cup of sauce (3 parts Trader Joe’s Habanero Sauce and 1 part Louisiana Hot Sauce)
Stir while it heats until all is one consistency. Take the wings from the paper towels and place them in the pot. Toss and stir until the shells of the wings are fully covered in the spicy sauce. Serve with a generous helping of beer and celery stalks. Thank God you didn’t go out for fast food and consume the gifts in gratitude.
Happy Feast of St. Joseph to all and to all some good eats!