Serving chicken wings as an entrée for parties or for meals is always a great idea. Since everyone loves chicken, it’s one of the best things to serve first because it’s light, tasty and isn’t too filling so your guests will still have room left for the main course.
Here are two recipes for Chinese fried chicken wings.
Before cooking, it’s always a good idea to make sure that you rinse your chicken wings under running water for a few minutes. Pat them dry with paper towels before cooking. On to the recipes!
Recipe 1: Traditional Chinese Chicken Wings
- You’ll need the following ingredients
- 3 lbs of chicken wings
- 2 eggs
- Peanut oil
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2/3 cup milk
- Ground black pepper
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 3 tsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp corn starch
Beat the eggs in a small bowl and continue until they become light and fluffy.
- Add the corn starch, milk, flour, soy sauce, baking powder, ground black pepper, sugar, salt, and sesame oil. Whisk lightly until the ingredients are blended evenly. This will be the batter you will dip your chicken wings in.
- Periodically dip in the chicken wings in the batter. Make sure that the whole chicken wings are covered by the batter by stirring them in the bowl. Take all of your wings, dip them in, and set aside for 15 minutes for the flavor to soak in the chicken wings.
- Deep fry the battered chicken wings in peanut oil in medium heat. If you’re using a frying pan or a skillet instead of a deep fryer, make sure that the peanut oil comes to at least a half of the chicken wing. Flip the wings over until both sides are brown and crispy. Always cook in medium heat so that the wings cook evenly.
- Drain the oil from the wings by either keeping the wings in a strainer for a few minutes or lay down a thick layer of paper towels to absorb the oil.
Recipe 2: Chinese Honey Chicken Wings
- 24 pcs chicken wings
- ¾ cup dry sherry
- 2/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 ½ tsp ginger
- Peanut oil
Take the soy sauce, ginger, sherry, garlic, and honey and put them in a bowl. Stir in the ingredients and use this as a batter to coat the wings. Stir in the wings in the batter to make sure they’re coated evenly.
- Place the bowl inside the refrigerator overnight to let the flavor seep in.
- Before frying the wings, preheat the peanut oil to 360-365 degrees F in a deep fryer. If you’re using a skillet, make sure that the oil covers at least half of the wings.
- Fry until brown and crispy. Drain the excess oil by placing the wings in a strainer or lay down a thick layer of paper towels to absorb the oil.
There you have it, two fantastic recipes you can try out.