Hot Drums with Blue Cheese Dip

I originally wanted to make some hot wings, but realized that they were way pricier than the drumsticks, so of course I chose the drums.  These are super easy to make and they are simply delicious!  The sauce is not extremely hot and the blue cheese dip tames it down so that is very tasty.  Enjoy!
Ingredients:
-about 12 drumsticks
-oil for frying
-1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
-1 cup hot sauce ( I used Louisiana hot sauce)
For Blue Cheese Dip:
-1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
-1/2 cup buttermilk
-2/3 cup sour cream
-1/2 tsp sugar
-4 tsp apple cider vinegar
-salt and pepper, to taste
Directions:
Heat oil for frying.  Score drums and add to hot oil.  Cook until golden brown and cooked all the way through.
Meanwhile, make the dip: in a small bowl, mash the blues cheese into the buttermilk and sour cream.  Mix in the sugar and vinegar.  Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
When the drums are almost completely cooked, melt the butter into large saucepan.  Add the hot sauce and stir until well combined and smooth.
Once drums are cooked, drain quickly on paper towels, then roll them through the hot sauce mixture.  Serve immediately with the dip.  Enjoy!

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