The longer these wings sit, the hotter they become.
5 pounds wings (frozen/fresh), cut at joints into thirds
2 bottles Louisiana style hot sauce
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1/2 cup lemon juice
4 envelopes Good Seasons Dry Italian or Zesty
Italian Dressing mix (or a combination of the two)
2 tablespoons basil
Bake wings at 450 degrees F until browned (about 25 to 30 minutes).
While the wings are cooking, melt the butter and mix all ingredients together in a bowl. After wings are done, drain all drippings from pan. Dip the wings into the sauce mixture and place them back in pan. Bake again for about 25 minutes at 450 degrees F.
Remove from oven and let cool just enough to start eating. These may be served with ranch dip and carrot and celery sticks.