Chicken karaage is also known as sesame fried chicken. It is a Japanese dish that is sold by street vendors and izakaya’s overseas. It is a quick and easy recipe which can eaten as a snack, appetizer or main course.
According to Wikipedia, karaage is a Japanese cooking technique of deep frying meat especially chicken. It is important to deep fry the chicken chunks twice so that it stays crunchy for a long period of time.
As we all know the longer you marinate the meat the tastier it becomes, but for this recipe you can let it sit for around ten minutes and you are good to go. Seasoning the chicken with salt and pepper also adds more taste to this delicious recipe.
2 teaspoons fresh ginger juice
1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sake
500g chicken breast, cut into chunks
2/3 cup cornstarch
Oil for deep frying
Lemon wedges for garnish
Place the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, ginger juice, sake and soy sauce in a medium sized bowl. Mix well. After, marinate the chicken in the ginger and soy sauce mixture for at least 30 minutes. Drain.
Heat the oil in frying pan or deep fryer and then dredge the chicken in cornstarch and shake off the any excess. Fry the chicken in batches for 3-5 minutes or until they float and are light brown. Remove the chicken and transfer it to a plate. Let them cool for 5 minutes and then deep fry them again. Place the twice fried chicken to a plate lined with paper towels or a colander to drain the excess oil. Transfer to a serving platter or bowl and serve with lemon wedges.
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