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Monday, 3 March 2014

Chicken Karaage@Japanese Fried Chicken 日式炸鸡

 


Japanese Fried Chicken or better known as Chicken Karaage is my family favourite dish.  We usually order it in the Japanese restaurant but never try to make it at home before.  Recently I have harvested some cherry tomatoes from my backyard & when I had finally collected 27 of these little tomatoes, I decided to make a dish of <Chicken Karaage Salad with Sesame Salad Dressing> which I’m going to share in my next posting.

昨天播的<奥斯卡>差不多是从头看到尾,连帖子也不想上了。看到得奖者致词时的激动表情,泪水就不知觉得流了出来,傻的。




最近家後院的小番茄有了收成,所以拿了这些小番茄和炸鸡做了一道<日式炸鸡沙拉>来吃,食谱稍後补上。先来分享一下这<日式炸鸡>。


I used Nami@Just One Cookbook’s recipe to make this Karaage & according to her, using potato starch for coating can bring out the crispiness of the chicken more than just using the corn starch.

用了Nami@Just One Cookbook的食谱。根据她的说法,马铃薯粉比起全玉米粉更能炸出香脆的鸡肉。乘热时就要吃这道炸鸡,不然就不脆了。

Chicken Karaage
日式炸鸡
(Recipe Source: Nami@Just One Cookbook with Minor Adjustments)
Serves 3-4

Ingredients:
4 Boneless Chicken Thigh, skin on
1/2cup Potato Starch
1/2cup Corn Starch
Vegetable Oil, for deep frying

Seasonings:
1 Inch Ginger, finely grated
8 Garlic Cloves, finely grated
2tbsp Light Soy Sauce
1.5tbsp Cooking Sake
2tsp Sesame Oil
1.5tsp Brown Sugar
Some Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Some Himalayan Pink Salt

Method:
1. Cut chicken thigh into small pieces. Pat dry.
2. Marinate chicken with the seasonings & refrigerate for at least an hour.
3. In a bowl, mix potato & corn starch together.
4. Heat up oil over medium-high until a wooden chopstick is placed into the center of the pan, small bubbles will show up instantly around the chopstick.
5. Fry chicken in small batches until light golden. Place chicken on a wire rack to drip off the excess oil.
6. Heat up the oil again, fry chicken for a second time in small batches until golden colour. 
7. Drip off excess oil on a wire rack. Serve immediately either with mayonnaise or using them to make a salad.

 ~Enjoy!~

59 comments:

  1. i am enjoying! i need toothpick to tuk tuk tuk.... eat eat eat! yummy dish!

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    1. VB, hahaha, i only used spoon. Eating this with my friend's salad dressing recipe is very nice.

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  2. 我mark down了,这个周末就来这一个。。。我孩子一定很开心,心理一定在想mummy近来很古辣hor??!!因为。。。我不是很喜欢煎炸之后要洗洗刷刷。。。哈哈!!

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    1. 那个沙拉酱很赞,过几天记得回来拿食谱。

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  3. Hi Jessie,

    I noticed your new profile picture with these lovely tomatoes! Nice that you are frying karaage at home.... We can use better quality oil if we cook this dish at home.

    Btw, if you want to have tomatoes again next year... Not to be k-po, you must remember to plant the seedlings early Spring this year... I will remind you if I'm planing mine :D

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, still new to be the tomatoes grower, yes, pls do remind me of that in the future.

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  4. 我在fb就看见你的小番茄了,我超喜欢吃这个小东西的,可以看出你真的很细心栽培它。这里的天气很坏,炸鸡我来你家偷两块回去吃就好,呵呵呵

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    1. Cass, 这批小番茄是意外的收获,真的很开心。

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  5. The cheery tomatoes are so lovely!
    It goes well with Karaage.

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    1. Amy, yeah, and also balance off the naughty & healthy food together

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  6. This is one of my favourite Japanese dish because it is so flavourful and delicious.

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    1. Hmmm, we eat this more than we eat KfC, actually, my kids haven't had kfc b4 but they like this karaage

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  7. Karaage chicken with salad, perfect!

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    1. Sonia, afterall, not feeling too sinful

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  8. Jessie, the joy of harvesting vegetables and fruits from own garden must be incomparable!! I remember when the first time I harvested my lettuce that feeling was awesome! Your karate looks so yummy with that golden brown!

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    1. Tze, it must be an exciting experience for u too for being able to pull the lettuce out of the soil?

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  9. Jessie, your cherry tomatoes are so pretty! I also love this Japanese fried chicken. Also must order it when I got to the Japanese restaurant. After looking at the recipe, I realise that it is not difficult to make. Only thing is I am lazy and especially now got no water. So sian!

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    1. Phong Hong, oui, not on diet anymore, hehehe?

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  10. 看到你家的番茄我都感觉很开心哦!
    红红的,很漂亮!

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    1. Tracy, 熟透的都变成红色,但是有些橙色时已採掉。

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  11. 好美丽的小番茄照片。  :) like!
    炸鸡,是时候来吃午餐咯。

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    1. Joceline, 一年炸一两次自己喜欢吃的应该不会过份,哈哈

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  12. Your fried chicken looks so delicious and crispy. Thanks for sharing Jessie.

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  13. 炸鸡。。。
    可是我不小心被番茄吸引了!
    长得很美咧

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    1. 38隐形人, 我也是,所以上载的番茄照片比主角还要多,你留意到吗?

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    2. 嘻嘻是啊
      就是看到都是一小片一小片的红

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  14. Jessie, I am so envious of your homegrown cherry tomatoes.. they look plump and juicy! Karaage is also one of our favorites, a must-order when we go to the udon place. I'd like to try and make this in the oven... once the water rationing over here is over though.

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    1. Yen, God bless! Grateful that the previous owners had planted the seeds in the right season so few months later, we are lucky enough to harvest these little gorgeous!

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  15. 以前oscar我也是一直追
    后来和上班时间撞在一起,就没再看了:(

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    1. 鲸鱼, 今年的Oscar好像都很感动和怀旧的。

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  16. 喜欢你自己种的小番茄, 很可爱, 还有那个日式炸鸡, 我的最爱, 但是不能常吃!

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    1. Min, 对,现在我的脸上出了好几粒青春豆,也是吃这炸鸡的原因。要不然就是喉咙痛

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  17. Jessie, your pictures are all so pretty! Your karaage looks so delicious!
    I'm so jealous you can have tomatoes in your garden. I tried once but only leaves no tomatoes :((

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    1. Ann, these are high maintenance plants. May be you need to remove the suckers so the vitamins can go to the flowers.

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  18. Hi Jessie,
    Your cherry tomatoes are gorgeous!
    And the chicken looks so delicious! I could finish the whole plate! Yum!

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    1. Joyce, took me a while to collect this much. Had 31 actually but 4 were burst even they were on the plant. Every few days, I get to collect a few.

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  19. Hi Jessie, this chicken dish looks so yummy with the sauce. Must try it too. And it's good that you have harvested your own tomatoes.

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    1. Yes Cecilia, the tomatoes are also my babies, haha!

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  20. 很喜欢你那番茄的照片, 很美。。以前也曾种过一次, 好久好久了!
    还有这鸡块也炸的非常的酥脆的, 肯定好吃!

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  21. I have bookmarked Japanese style fried chicken for so long and yet no action. Looking at yours remind me the dish. Your homegrown cherry tomatoes look so pretty! Amazing photos!

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    1. Vivian, yeah, God bless with those cherry tomatoes!

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  22. Jessie今天除了鸡肉美味外, 我好喜欢你家的小番茄的照片哦!美呆了!:)

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    1. Esther, 是咯,这些小番茄好讨人喜爱!

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  23. Hi Jessie! Thank you so much for trying this recipe and linking back to my post. I'm so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed it. The karaage pictures look so good that I want to eat it right now... I'm so jealous of your homegrown tomatoes. I live right next to the canyon where there are deers and wild animals live...and NOTHING will grow in my backyard as they eat them! Must be so good to have fresh veggies from the garden!

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    1. Nami, just thought that should pay you a visit & to thank you again as I used your Daifuku's recipe b4 & I also like it a lot. Thanks again.

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  24. 哈。。。我也被那小番茄给吸引,一口一粒很满足呢!嘻嘻
    当然那主角炸鸡也好美味呢♥

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    1. 晓, 我特地只买了四份的鸡肉来炸,不然的话,多多都被扫完,然後就会喉咙痛了,哈哈。

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  25. This looks SO good! I am always looking for more chicken recipes, yum!

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    1. Cathleen, you can consider of using just potato starch, ie 1cup of potato starch instead of mixing with the corn flour.

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  26. hi jessie, i enjoy eating chicken karaage and yours look perfect..they must be so tasty i know! the last time i did another type of japanese chicken also i twice fried them ..:)

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    1. Lena, yeah, so far I have read a few karaage recipe which also requires twice-fried & had to be done in specific timing, I just skipped this part & fried until golden at the 2nd time.

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  27. Hi Jess, your chicken looks so good! Maybe I need to buy an air fryer cos I can't bring myself to deep fry in the kitchen else I may have a lot to clean.

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    1. Mich, I tried not to buy the air fryer coz after buying will want to use more often, haha.

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  28. Wow, that's finger licking good, Jessie!

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  29. Thank you for sharing your recipe. It looks really perfect.

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