Korean Fried Chicken with Ginger

Korean Fried Chicken with Ginger
Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (17 votes)
Author: umma
Date: 1-25-11
Servings: 4-5
Prep Time: 30 minutes
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This is my second Korean style fried chicken recipe. This version is ginger-infused and less spicy/tangy that my other version.

The key is to season and double-fry the chicken.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • about 3 lb chicken wings or chicken wings and legs mixed (party wings, small size)
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 large piece ginger, 6-7” long, grate and get the juice
  • ½ cup potato starch
  • 8 tbsp rice liquor (jungjong), I used Chung Ha brand
  • 5-6 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4-5 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1½ - 2 cups vegetable oil
  • whole roasted sesame seed for garnish (chamkkae)

Recipe Steps:

  • Wash chicken wings and pat dry with paper towel. Sprinkle with 1½ tsp of salt, dash of black pepper and 3 tbsp ginger juice, and dash black pepper. Mix it well with both hands and let it sit for about 2 hours. Dry again with paper towel to get the excess moisture out and let it sit.
  • Put about ½ cups of potato starch in a plastic bag and put wings 7-8 pieces at one time, and shake it around to get the wings coated lightly. Set aside.
  • While you are dusting the wings, put about 2 cups of vegetable oil in a pot (should be about 1" deep in the pot you are frying in) and bring to high heat.
  • Fry chicken pieces 4-5 minutes, don’t move it around, and take it out and drain. When all the pieces are initially fried, fry it again for the 2nd time – this time a little shorter frying; when it looks light brown and crispy when touched with a chopstick, take it out.
  • While frying the wings, get a small pot ready and make sauce. Add soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, water, and about 3 tbsp of thinly sliced and shredded (length wise) ginger – when it starts boiling, turn it off.
  • Put double fried chicken wing pieces one by one into the sauce pot; coat with the sauce and put it on a dish. You can garnish with sesame seed.

Serving Size: 4-5
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

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