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You'll never want to have buffalo sauce again after you try these crème fraîche wings with spicy gochujang sauce. The flavor is irresistible! It's both refreshing and spicy at the same time. A tastebud trick, for sure!

The last couple days, I have had my recipe notebook and editorial calendar in front of me because I’ve been planning Fall recipes. I pretty much say this every single year but I still can’t believe Fall is around the corner and we will be smelling cinnamon everything soon. Oh, and lest not forget ALL.THE.PUMPKIN. Although, I’m not a huge pumpkin in sweets kind of person. I’m obsessed with figuring out how to incorporate pumpkin into savory dishes. So get ready!

I’m even thinking of leftover turkey recipes already. Ugh, I know.

Gah. 2016 is going to be over before we know it. I’m going to blink and I’m going to have to start training myself to write 2017 instead of 2016. It always takes me a solid two months before I get in the habit.

You'll never want to have buffalo sauce again after you try these crème fraîche wings with spicy gochujang sauce. The flavor is irresistible! It's both refreshing and spicy at the same time. A tastebud trick, for sure!

These creme fraiche wings are life-changing in the best way possible. It’s like a spicy, creamy concoction in your mouth. You know how when you eat something spicy they tell you to drink milk? I feel like these creme fraiche wings are such a game with your mouth. The creme fraiche makes the sauce situation creamy and it calms your mouth down from the spice of the gochujang so then you like can’t stop eating these and it’s basically an endless cycle of spicy and cool.

Jason and I actually had these wings at a local specialty deli. We were curious what ‘creme fraiche wings’ were all about and apparently, the owner has them at another local restaurant in town so they were kind of like a staple menu item. We could see why after we had them. So freaking good.

You'll never want to have buffalo sauce again after you try these crème fraîche wings with spicy gochujang sauce. The flavor is irresistible! It's both refreshing and spicy at the same time. A tastebud trick, for sure!

The ones we had the deli were fried but I hate frying at home so I baked the wings instead and just tossed the wings in the sauce afterwards. These guys are so addicting. You’ll wonder why you used buffalo sauce for wings all these years! ;)

You'll never want to have buffalo sauce again after you try these crème fraîche wings with spicy gochujang sauce. The flavor is irresistible! It's both refreshing and spicy at the same time. A tastebud trick, for sure!

Get your wet-naps ready. You’ll need them for these!

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Creme Fraiche Wings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

You'll never want to have buffalo sauce again after you try these crème fraîche wings with spicy gochujang sauce. The flavor is irresistible! It's both refreshing and spicy at the same time. A tastebud trick, for sure!

Servings: 4 servings as appetizers
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds chicken wings and drumettes
  • 2 cups crème fraîche
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup gojuchang (Korean red pepper paste)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Pinch kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed
  • Scallions, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line two large baking sheets with aluminum foil.
  2. Place wings and drumettes about 1-inch apart on the two baking sheets and bake for 30-35 minutes until outer skin is slightly crispy and browned.
  3. In the meantime, in a large bowl, whisk together crème fraîche, oyster sauce, fish sauce, 1/4 cup of gojuchang, soy sauce, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Whisk until no clumps remain.
  4. Taste the sauce and if it is not spicy enough for you, add more.
  5. Once the wings are done, carefully toss the hot wings in the sauce mixture.
  6. Top with scallions, if desired.
Recipe Notes

From Chef Tim Ma of Chase the Submarine and Maple Ave. Restaurant in Vienna, VA

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Posted on August 24, 2016

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  1. Sommer @aspicyperspective
    08/24/2016 at 8:30 am

    These wings are perfect for game day snacking! I can’t wait to make a batch of these wings soon!

  2. Maria
    08/24/2016 at 9:22 am

    Josh and the boys will love these for game day!

  3. Christine @ WRY TOAST
    08/24/2016 at 9:40 am

    peeped these on insta so I had to come save it for football season – pinned!!! can’t wait to make these :)

  4. Jenny Flake
    08/24/2016 at 9:53 am

    Whoa! These sound fantastic!

  5. Stacie
    08/24/2016 at 11:19 am

    These sound amzing! I’ve never made anything with crème fraiche before. Where can I find it?

    • Julie
      08/24/2016 at 3:21 pm

      You can find it in the specialty cheeses section at your grocery store!

    • Marcelle Lowder
      08/24/2016 at 4:40 pm

      Trader Joe’s has it and the price is good, if you have a Trader Joe’s.

  6. Heather Christo
    08/24/2016 at 12:17 pm

    these look awesome Julie!!

  7. Cherie
    08/24/2016 at 1:17 pm

    I can’t use oyster sauce. Do you think it will alter the taste significantly without it? Is there a comparable substitute for oyster sauce?

    • Julie
      08/24/2016 at 7:54 pm

      There would definitely be something missing if you omitted it. I could taste it in the sauce! I looked for substitutions on Google and this is what I came up with: http://www.newhealthadvisor.com/Oyster-Sauce-Substitute.html, unfortunately, I don’t think there is a good substitute for it in this recipe :( sorry!

  8. April
    08/24/2016 at 4:01 pm

    I can not wait to try these!!!

  9. Marla Meridith
    08/24/2016 at 6:09 pm

    Gotta be the BEST recipe for chicken wings I’ve ever seen!!!

  10. Kevin @ Closet Cooking
    08/25/2016 at 11:05 am

    Yum!!

  11. Mi
    08/31/2016 at 10:36 pm

    I made these the other night and I LOVED THEM!!!! I was eating them at 9:00p.m. I sent the recipe to my sister and she is going to make them. My only complaint it’s so hard to find crème fraîche and Korean red pepper paste in my town. I had to call my sister who lives in ft Myers to find out where I could get it. Luckily her Asian market carries red pepper paste and trader Joe’s (which is an hour from me) carries crème fraiche. My vote: It was well worth the trip to find these major ingredients.

    • Julie
      09/01/2016 at 7:18 am

      So glad you made these and enjoyed it!

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