Recipe: Korean Fried Chicken

KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN

  • Whole chicken cut into 10 pieces (breast in half)
  • Brine (1/4 cup salt dissolved in 1 gallon of water)
  • Refrigerate chicken pieces in brine for 4 hours
  • Remove from the brine, pat dry, and set aside
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup of flour and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, 2 cups of cold water
  • Batter your chicken and fry at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool on a rack set over a cookie sheet for at least 30 minutes.
  • When you are ready to eat, fry the chicken a second time for 5 minutes, also at 350 degrees F.
  • Brush the fried chicken with glaze and garnish with chopped green onions or toasted sesame seeds.

Makes 4 servings.

GLAZE

  • Combine 1 cup soy sauce, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, zest and juice of 1 lemon, 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger and 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic.
  • Cook over medium heat until reduced by half, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. This sauce is salty, so a little goes a long way.

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