Whew! These wings are really hot, but the cool sour cream-basil dipping sauce helps tame the flame.
Cut off and discard tips of chicken wings. Cut wing at joints to make 24 pieces. Rinse pieces and pat dry. Fry wing pieces, a few at a time, in deep hot oil (375 degrees F) for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown and no longer pink. Drain on paper towels. Keep pieces warm in a 300 degree F oven while frying remaining pieces. Transfer wings to serving dish.
In a saucepan melt margarine or butter. Stir in hot pepper sauce. Pour over wings, turning to coat.
For dipping sauce, in a small mixing bowl stir together sour cream, mayonnaise or salad dressing, basil, parsley, and milk. Serve wings with dipping sauce. Garnish with fresh basil, if desired. Makes 8 to 12 appetizer servings.
Prepare dipping sauce; cover and chill up to 24 hours.