Korean Fried Chicken (Yangnyeom Dak)

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Toss together the chicken pieces with the onion and garlic and let marinate in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk toegether the cornstarch, salt, pepper, egg and cold water (do not over mix, you just want to combine them).
  • Heat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat (350 degrees F); you should use enough that it will cover the chicken pieces by at least an inch.
  • 3. Heat the oil in a deep, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Use enough oil that it will cover the chicken pieces by at least an inch when you add them. Heat to a temperature of 350 degrees.
  • Use chopsticks or tongs to dip one chicken piece at a time in the cornstarch mixture, then into the hot oil; repeat with remaining chicken, but do not overcrowd the pan (you will have to do this in batches).
  • Fry until crisp and golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes; drain on paper toweling.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine chili paste, sugar, ketchup, and lemon juice; heat over medium heat to a slow simmer, adding a small amount of water so that the mixture is a glaze-like consistency.
  • Continue to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, then remove from heat; stir in the toasted sesame seeds and set aside.
  • Once all the chicken is fried, quickly fry all the pieces once more for added crispness; toss with sauce and serve.
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