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Friday, April 11, 2014

Thai-style chicken wings


Sometimes all you need is some good ol' fried chicken to get through the day .

It's the time of the month .....

Nah , that's my usual spiel whenever I have this urge to eat unhealthy food lol

I carted several new cookbooks from the library few day ago and the cover of one of the book caught my greedy eye . Yeah , fried chicken wings in all its glory ! 


I give myself a good talking to that I need bake a cake or cupcakes so that I can practice my piping skills , it leaves a lot to be desired *sigh* 

The decision is a no-brainer ! 

The recipe is quiet simple and without batter or coating . I want some crispy and crunchy wings so I stole this batter recipe from She Simmers . She used limestone water for her chicken batter and rice flour for coating , and that makes fried chicken stays crisp for a longer time . I don't even knew what limestone is nor where to buy it but combining baking soda and water as a sub will work as well . 

These wings are even better than the Vietnamese wings that I made last time ! The flavor is much more lighter , I think the coriander roots and lime juice balances the strong taste of Thai fish sauce . 

Seriously appetizing with a delightful crispy crunch and not recommended by doctors these wings made my day  ^___^''


Recipe adapted from A Celebration of Food

 1 kg chicken wings , wing tips removed I used mid-joint wings only
2 garlic cloves , peeled I used 5 cloves 
2 red bird's-eye chillies , finely minced 
The roots of several sprigs of fresh coriander roots , finely chopped 6 coriander roots
80 ml Thai fish sauce
20 grams granulated sugar raw sugar
20 ml fresh lime juice 25 ml 
a pinch of ground white pepper
Cooking oil , for frying 

For the batter ( Please check full recipe here )

3/4 cup rice flour
scant 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon chicken powder
1/2 cup water mix with 1 teaspoon baking soda 

Dry coating : 1 cup rice flour

*  Place garlic , chilli(es) and coriander roots  in a mortar and grind to a paste . Mix this paste with the fish sauce , sugar , lime juice and pepper . Add wings and stir to combine . Cover with plastic wrap and chill for several hours , mixing occasionally . 

* Take out chicken from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking .  

* Whisk batter ingredients together , the batter will be thin . Drop each piece of wings into the batter ( no need to wipe off marinade ) and coat battered chicken with rice flour , shake off excess flour . Lay each piece in a baking sheet to dry out , 15-20 minutes , before frying . 

* Meanwhile , heat oil , when oil is hot , drop each wings gently . Cook in batches ( but not too many at the same time ; this will lower the oil's temperature and will result in soggy coating ) until wings are cooked through . When all wings are done , turn up heat and gently drop the wings to the oil , again in batches , until crisp and golden brown , drain on paper towel . Serve hot with either Thai fish sauce or a drizzle of fresh lime juice . 

21 comments:

  1. They look so crisp and tempting, Anne.

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  2. 很坏列~~
    怎么可以那样引诱人的哦!!
    我要伸进电脑里拿来吃啊。。。。

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  3. Anne,
    I'm here to grab a piece of your yummy wings for dinner:p
    mui

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  4. I think your fried chicken will help me get through any day, not just the day :p They look delicious, great clicks. It would make me a happy meal :) Have a great weekend Anne!

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  5. Can i have a piece of yummy wing and a big cup of coke??!! hehe....

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    1. Sureness ! I'll throw in a bowl or two of steamed rice :D

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  6. Do you know that you inspired me to search for cook books in my library nearby? And I found a lot of them! That was a very good idea as my apartment is not enough big to store all the books I would love to read:)

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    1. Ola , yeah , the library is always my excuse not to buy cookbooks lol

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  7. I'm not a big chicken wings fan, but I think I would make the exception for these. These look so good!

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  8. Hi Anne, your this crispy chicken is really finger licking good. Half a dozen for me I think not enough... plus I need additional rice too. Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe. Nice click!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Estupenda receta luce muy buena y bien comdimentada,abrazos

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  10. Sometimes a "gal" just needs some crispiness, Anne...Today may just be that day!!! These wings "sing" crispy deliciousness! I would love one or two now with that bowl of steamed rice, lol...Thanks for sharing, Anne...

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  11. Hi Anne,
    Wow, my favourite, chicken wings!!! And the way I like it, fried and crispy! The next time when you make this again, let me know, I'll be right over! Looks really delicious!!

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  12. Oh my! your chicken wings look so delicious indeed! I too want to have a piece to try if I may:)

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  13. Good morning Anne, I want to grab these crispy chicken wings through my computer screen now. Look really delicious!

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  14. That crispy coating looks irresistible!!! Totally yummy!

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  15. Hi Anne, this is so tempting and sinfully delicious!!! Yummy!

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  16. Gosh this looks finger licking good.

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  17. WOW Anne, Loved these. would love to try

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