Crispy Buffalo Wings

I've partnered up with Maggi Lazenby to pay homage to the humble bottle of Worcestershire Sauce most of us have in our pantry cupboards.  Below I share just a few ideas on how to use Maggi Lazenby sauce AND of course, the recipe for my crispy buffalo wings with a simple homemade hot wing sauce and blue cheese sauce, both using the all-important Worcestershire sauce. Apparently, the proper way to pronounce it is “woo-stuh-sher”. Confession, I pronounce it as “woes–ter’’ sauce.  Lol.  How do YOU pronounce this mystic seasoning sauce? Developed in Worcester, England, in the 1830’s. Originally, a fermented mixture of anchovies or fish extract, molasses, tamarind or vinegar, an array of aromatics (e.g. garlic and onion) and seasoning making this sauce all kinds of savoury, salty, sweet and tangy. The OG of umami, so to speak.  Maggi Lazenby Worcestershire Sauce is specifically made from natural ingredients and spices (ginger, nutmeg, coriander and cloves). For me in particular,  Lazenby sauce evokes memories of the weekend breakfast and braai table.  My mom or ouma cooking a stew of sorts with a trusty Lazenby bottle next to the stove and my dad proudly drenching braai meat with his Lazenby marinade. And just recently, my husband curing his meat in preparation for his first batch of biltong here in Kuwait.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Servings 2


  • 8 free-range chicken wings cut into winglets, freeze pinions for chicken stock
  • ½ c (125 ml) cornflour
  • ½ c (125 ml) cake flour
  • Salt pepper and smoked paprika
  • 1 c (250 ml) buttermilk
  • Cooking oil for deep frying

Hot Sauce:

  • 100 g butter
  • ¼ c (60 ml) Maggi Lazenby Sauce
  • ¼ c (60 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 80 ml hot sauce or try one of Maggi’s Chilli Sauces
  • 3 Tbs (45 ml) water
  • Pinch each of optional garlic and onion powder or just salt & pepper

Blue Cheese Dip:

  • 125 g creamy blue cheese crumbled finely
  • 125 ml sour cream
  • a splash of Maggi Lazenby Sauce to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • a bit of chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper


  • Mix cornflour and cake flour in a large bowl.  Season well with salt, pepper and a touch of smoked paprika.
  • Pour buttermilk into a large bowl.
  • In batches, shake winglets in the flour mixture until well coated.
  • Then using a pair of tongs, place coated wings into the buttermilk milk bowl. Shake around until coated.
  • Then transfer back into the flour mixture for a final shake for a light coating.
  • Place coated wings on a tray and chill in the fridge until ready to fry.
  • Prepare the hot buffalo sauce: Place all the listed ingredients in a pot and heat until simmering. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare blue cheese sauce/dip by simply mixing all the listed ingredients together vigorously. Season to taste.
  • Heat enough cooking oil for deep frying. Fry the wings in batches in moderately hot oil until wings are golden and crispy. This should take about 12 minutes.
  • Submerge the fried crispy wings briefly in the prepared buffalo hot sauce.
  • Serve wings immediately with remaining hot sauce, the blue cheese sauce and celery sticks


How to use Worcestershire Sauce?
A light splash on a full monty fry up cures many a hangover.
Cheesy Welsh Rarebit.
A must for caramelized onions or tomato smoor.
Bloody Mary’s! Adding a splash of Worcestershire sauce to your vodka spiked spicy tomato juice is vital for that funky savoury note.
Check out a few more cocktail ideas using Worcestershire sauce here.
Adds a savoury zing to chilled soups like Gazpacho, as well as hot soups.
French Onion Soup.
Pea soup.
Cauliflower and cheese soup.
Hearty Casseroles
Meaty stews or casseroles work well with a splash of Worcestershire to balance out the flavours (chilli con carne, oxtail stew etc).
Add a bit of Lazenby to add a savoury flavour to vegetarian dishes or burger patties.
Marinades, Dressings & Pickling
The salt and acidity in Worcestershire sauce makes a perfect marinade for tenderizing meat and it adds loads of flavour.
Splashed on fresh oysters with pickled onion, fresh lemon and hot sauce.
Beef Tartar.
For biltong with vinegar and spices.
Adds flavour to a classic salad dressings (Prawn cocktail, Caesar salad).
Adds a savoury element to cheese or cream-based sauces. 
Adds depth of flavour to rich meaty sauces.
Basting sauces, like my homemade lip-smacking BBQ Sauce (find the recipe on Instagram here).
An integral ingredient for Buffalo wing sauce.
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