gochujang fried chicken wings

The Koreans really have a way with fried chicken wings.

I believe they make some of the best fried chicken wings around. I think this is largely due to their very fabulous gochujang (고추장) sauce. Gochujang is something that really grows on you. Don’t be fooled by the deep red color because gochujang isn’t as spicy as it looks. You have to add gochugaru (고추가루), or Korean red pepper flakes to gochujang if you want spicy. 

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But gochujang has this unique depth of flavor that can only be obtained through the process of fermentation. If you have not tried using gochujang in your cooking, you really should consider trying to do so. It’s delicious!

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Today I am sharing a recipe for Gochujang Fried Chicken Wings. What intrigued me about this recipe was that the chicken was coated in a batter and fried before it was drenched in sauce that contained gochujang and other seasonings. I was really amazed at how well the batter was able to coat the chicken. That added crispiness of the batter really made the dish all the more yummy.

 

I love these wings. They are not spicy – you can add gochgaru to make it spicy if you wish.

If you are keen to try cooking these wings, here are the step-by-step instructions.

Start by making the sauce. Blitz together ginger, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey and gochujang in a food processor.

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Once blended, set this aside.

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In a bowl, whisk together flour, corn starch and water. You should get a mixture that is quite thick and it should coat the back of a spoon.

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Coat the chicken wings with the batter and add them, very carefully, one by one, into hot oil.

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Fry the chicken until they are golden brown and cooked through. This will take about 8-10 minutes. Do not fry too many wings at the same time – you don’t want to allow the temperature of the oil to drop too much. Drain the cooked chicken on kitchen towels.

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When all the chicken is cooked, add oil to a saucepan. Once the oil is hot, add the sauce and stir for 2 minutes to warm.

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Add the fried chicken and gently stir to coat the chicken.

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Garnish with chopped peanuts, white sesame seeds and coriander.

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Serve the chicken wings immediately.

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맛있는! 

 

Gochujang Fried Chicken Wings
Yields 16
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Ingredients
  1. 8 peeled garlic cloves
  2. 8 cm piece ginger
  3. 1/2 cup (120ml) soy sauce
  4. (2/3 cup) 190g gochujang
  5. 4 tablespoons (60ml) rice vinegar
  6. 1 1/3 cup (230g) honey
  7. 200 g plain flour
  8. 4 tablespoons cornflour
  9. 320 ml water
  10. vegetable oil for frying
  11. 16 chicken mid-joints or drumlets
  12. 2 tablespoons (30ml) oil
To garnish
  1. toasted white sesame seeds
  2. chopped peanuts
  3. chopped coriander
Instructions
  1. Start by making the sauce. Blitz together ginger, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey and gochujang in a food processor. Once blended, set this aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, corn starch and water. You should get a mixture that is quite thick and it should coat the back of a spoon.
  3. Coat the chicken wings with the batter and add them, very carefully, one by one, into hot oil.
  4. Fry the chicken until they are golden brown and cooked through. This will take about 8-10 minutes. Do not fry too many wings at the same time – you don’t want to allow the temperature of the oil to drop too much. Drain the chicken on kitchen towels.
  5. When all the chicken is cooked, add oil to a sauce pan. Once the oil is hot, add the sauce and stir for 2 minutes to warm.
  6. Add the fried chicken and gently stir to coat the chicken.
  7. Garnish with chopped peanuts, white sesame seeds and coriander.
  8. Serve the chicken wings immediately.
Notes
  1. Alternatively, season the chicken with salt and black pepper and grill them in the oven (or air fryer) at 180°C for 30 minutes, turning once half-way before coating them with the sauce.
Adapted from SBS Food
Adapted from SBS Food
The Domestic Goddess Wannabe http://thedomesticgoddesswannabe.com/

This post kicks off a month-long linky party – Little Thumbs Up April 2015 – organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen from My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by myself, Diana from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe.

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 Tools I love and use in my kitchen:

Tovolo Mixing Spoon – Fuchsia

Tovolo Stainless Mixing Bowl – Available soon in Tovolo Singapore

Tovolo Whisk – Available soon in Tovolo Singapore




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