Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is so yummy! I got this recipe from my husband's aunt, who makes this for parties. Note: It's not quite as labor intensive as it sounds. I guessed at the number of servings, which I really have no clue but is required. But this was always at potlucks so figure 2 lbs of wings should be at least 10 servings, depending on how many pieces you count as a serving! and unless you can't keep yourself away from them before they make it to the party! ;O)
- 2 lbs chicken wings
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
- 1 egg white
- 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
- 3⁄4 cup sake
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
- corn oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- Cut each chicken wing at joints to make 3 pieces. Discard tip or reserve for making chicken broth. Here's where I cheat and use those frozen party wings from Costco. Feel free to do the same thing.
- Combine the salt, pepper, ginger, egg white, and cornstarch in a large mixing bowl. Add chicken wings and marinate for 20 minutes, covered in refrigerator.
- Heat sake, orange juice, lemon juice soy sauce, sugar, and chili until sauce is reduced to 1 1/4 cup. Turn off heat and set aside.
- Heat corn oil (2 inches) in wok or deep edged frying pan to 350°F Place drumette pieces in oil and deep fry for one minute turning a couple of times. Add remaining wing pieces and cook for additional 4 minutes, turning 3-4 times or until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
- Heat a wok or frying pan on medium heat until hot. Add 1 tbsp corn oil, and the garlic and sauce mixture. Stir and cook until sauce begins to bubble. Add chicken wings and stir and cook with sauce mixture until wings are well coated.
I love this recipe too and not just because its my mom's ha ha. Okay, it can be a little labor intensive but so worth it. Thanks for posting this Judy.