chicken karaage

chicken karaage

I mentioned on my monday post that japanese potato salad would go perfectly with chicken karaage (kara age in Japanese translates to “dry frying”). I couldn’t possibly leave you all in the lurch without a recipe (plus I’ve kind of fancied some ever since I wrote about them), so here it is. The portion below is enough for four as a snack or side, but they go down very easily so making a little extra would not go amiss.

Chicken Karaage
serves 4

4 chicken thigh fillets, skin on
2 tbsp sake
1 tbsp usukuchi shoyu (Japanese light soy sauce)
1 tbsp grated ginger
cornstarch (about 1/2 cup)
vegetable oil (for deep frying)

Cut chicken fillets into generous bite-size pieces and combine with the sake, soy and ginger. leave to marinade for 15-30 minutes.

Remove the chicken from the marinade and dredge in the cornflour, making sure each piece is completely covered. Set aside to rest for a couple of minutes.

Heat the oil in a wok on a medium flame. When the oil is hot, add the chicken pieces. Fry until golden brown and crispy, turning the pieces with a spoon or chopsticks to ensure they cook evenly.

Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve with tonkatsu sauce (“Bulldog” brand is the best), Japanese mayonnaise, ponzu or simply a squeeze of lemon.

Japanese Fried Chicken on Foodista  Chicken Thigh on Foodista

~ by gourmettraveller on September 30, 2009.

4 Responses to “chicken karaage”

  1. scrumptious! perfect snack for a sports night

  2. sounds really good!

  3. Thanks for sharing. Cheers !

  4. Oh, delicious! One of my favourite Japanese foods – can’t go wrong with deep fried!

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