For some folks, gnawing between tiny bones for hard-to-get meat and getting sauce all over your face are a crucial part of the chicken wing experience. If you’d like a less messy and more convenient solution, watch this wing disassembly.
Chef John of the Food Wishes blog shows off a method here that leaves the eater with a solid strip of meat you can consume as you wish. You could probably get away with only removing the tiny bone and using the larger bone as a holding piece, but either way, it’s probably a bit more formal and fancy than the normal process of digging in.
In my 10 years of living in Buffalo, NY—the formal and rhetorical chicken wing capital of the world—I’ve never seen someone eat a wing like this, or even attempt it. Having said that, I’m definitely willing to give it a try. Got a better wing method? We’re definitely open to suggestions in the comments.
Making the World a Better Place, One Chicken Wing at a Time [Food Wishes via Serious Eats]