Garlic Korean Fried Chicken Wings
January 16, 2009 § 2 Comments
Before I ever tried Chicken Alice’s Korean Fried Chicken (KFC) wings (original recipe here, mmm-yoso’s version here, and my version here), I made a batch of “garlic” KFC. We love garlic and this recipe really sounded good. Love garlic or not, I was a bit hesitant because garlic burns quickly and deep frying a whole lot of minced garlic could be…a bitter catastrophe. But being a wing-aholic, and encouragement from the Mister, I gave it a shot.
The results were a bit mixed at first. As you might see in the picture, the little darker spots were the pieces of garlic and some of them did seem a little overcooked, giving a taste that was slightly bitter and sweet. On first bite, I wasn’t quite sure how to react but there was a subtlety to the fried garlic and by the second bite, I was hooked. The Mister said they were really good, different and addictive. There definitely was a garlic aftertaste, not bad and again sweet. And certainly no fear of vampires visiting me in bed that night.
And sitting here now, thinking about the taste of these little delectable wings makes me want to whip up a batch for this weekend. Perhaps for tomorrow’s Sabres game. Not quite Buffalo wings but wings, nonetheless.
1/2 onion, grated or minced finely
2 Tablespoons salt
2 Tablespoons ground pepper
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4-1/3 cup minced garlic cloves (as much as you can take!)
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder or 1 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
1 egg yolk