These are pretty much my favorite hot wings of all time. When Michael and I first got married I made a list of all of our favorite foods and set out to try and make them. One of the first dishes I tried were these. The original recipe is from All Recipes. It is still one of the highest rated recipes on the whole site. I've tweaked it a bit to what I call "The Ultimate Restaurant Style Hot Wings."
Oil for frying
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup hot sauce
10 chicken wings, cut into wing and drum
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus some to sprinkle over wings
Mix breading ingredients. Cover wings with breading and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Heat the oil to 375. Fry wings in batches for 10 minutes. Make sure to not over crowd pot.
Heat butter, hot sauce, and garlic powder until combined over low heat.
Drain wings on a paper towel. Sprinkle salt over hot wings.
Put wings in another large bowl. Pour sauce over top and shake bowl to cover.