Pour 2 inches of oil into deep fryer and heat to 375° F.
In small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add hot sauce, black pepper and garlic powder and stir until well mixed.
In a gallon size zip-type bag, mix flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt .
Rinse chicken wings under cold water and drain excess water. Drop wings into bag a few at a time, shaking to coat after each addition. When all wings have been coated, remove from bag and place on wax paper-lined plate or tray. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to help set coating.
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Carefully lower a few wings at a time into oil. Fry 15-20 minutes or till light brown. Drain wings on paper towel and repeat with remaining wings.
Place cooked wings in large ovenproof bowl or baking pan; pour sauce over wings and stir to coat thoroughly. Place in oven 5 minutes or so to make sure all wings are served hot.
Serve wings with celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing on the side.Makes 4 Source: