The Fourth of July is what I like to call a "freelance food" holiday. You are not shanghaied by cultural norms into making a big turkey or a big ham like on Thanksgiving and Christmas, respectively. Hell, you don’t have to specifically make anything. The world is your oyster – you could even serve oysters if you want to. I’ve been to Independence Day cookouts with everything from carne asada, to homemade fried chicken, to fried and stuffed mozzarella and pepperoni meatballs (which are incredible, by the way).
My favorite firework food, however, will always be buffalo wings. They’re cheap, they’re delicious, and they’re easy as hell to make even for the most novice of chefs. There are a million recipes out there on the internet for wing connoisseurs like myself to try, but for those of us with access to only a few basic ingredients and a stovetop, I tend to use "the bald chef’s" YouTube recipe (seen below).
I can personally attest to the crispy tenderness of each and every wing in that video. It’s a simple recipe, but it’s damn good. I promise that you won’t regret it. What are your own personal favorite Fourth of July foods? Feel free to share all of your best recipes in the comments below and help your fellow BRB’ers make the best Independence Day spread possible.