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Dry vs. wet wings: Which is better?

Wings offer a lot of variety. Whether you like them spicy or mild, or you prefer flats over drums, you have to answer one question before all others: dry rub or sauce? Some people prefer dry wings because they are crispier, and the seasoning takes extra time and attention. Others say wet wings are they way to go; they're the classic Buffalo-style wing after all. Which wing is best?

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There are few things better than a perfectly seasoned, dry rub wing. Although there are a number of strategies to create the perfect dry wing, here's how one blogger describes the difference between dry and wet: 

Basically, the act of making dry rubbed wings is taking a brown sugar and spice mixture and applying it to chicken wings and then cooking without the use of oil or any additional moisture. The sugar helps to create gorgeous caramelized crusts and the spice adds a ton of flavor.

Dry wings can be sweet, spicy, lemon peppery—the list goes on. The point is, dry wings require much more effort than their saucy siblings. If you get the rub or the bake wrong on a dry wing, your guests will know immediately. But with sauce, any home chef can easily cover their errors. Dry wings are superior for this reason. 

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But is a wing really a wing without sauce? Despite the many disputes about when and where the buffalo wing was invented, its origin was irrefutably in a bath of homemade sauce.

The best wet wings are not doused in sauce, but tossed and coated with care. As the Food Network reminds readers:

A quick dip in a buttery pool of hot sauce and garlic gives these tender, succulent bites their famed bright color, shiny gloss and tried-and-true buffalo taste.
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Be honest, if you don't come away with fingers covered in Buffalo sauce—or at least some kind of sauce—you didn't do wings right. 

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