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Honey Butter Fried Chicken

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I came across Food-tuber Maangchi through Andre’s friend. He was also a foodie like me and he spoke of this Youtuber – he said that if I wanted some authentic Korean food, I should look her up! Since then (2016), I have been a fan of her cute sense of humor and bursts of energy.

The recipe below came from her site, and creating it brought so much comfort during a dreary and lonely quarantine period. Not to mention, we just love Honey Butter anything and everything! I mean who doesn’t? (but then again, it could be an acquired taste, so?...)

So, yeah! Honey Butter Fried Chicken by Maangchi, everyone!



Honey Butter Korean Fried Chicken

  • 2 pounds of chicken wings (or chunks of chicken)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup potato starch
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds (optional)
  • 4 cups cooking oil (corn or vegetable oil)

For honey butter sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup white or brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Directions

Prepare the chicken

  1. Put the chicken in a bowl and mix with salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Crack the eggs into the bowl and add starch, flour, and baking powder.
  3. Mix well by hand.

Double fry!

  1. Heat up a 12 inch skillet with the cooking oil over high heat for 5- to 7 minutes until it reaches 350° F. You can dip a tip of chicken into the hot oil to see if it is right temperature or not. If several bubbles come up, it’s time to fry.
  2. Put all the chicken pieces into the hot oil one by one. Let cook for about 5 minutes until the bottoms of the chicken turn a little crunchy. Then flip them over with tongs, splitting up any pieces that have fused together.
  3. Let cook another 5 minutes and then turn them all over.
  4. Keep frying and occasionally turning over for another 10 minutes until all sides are nice and crunchy.
  5. Transfer the crunchy chicken one by one into a strainer over a stainless steel bowl.
  6. Let the oil heat up for 1 minute and then put all the chicken back in. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes until all sides are crunchy and look golden brown.
  7. Strain the chicken and turn off the heat.

Make honey butter fried chicken

  1. Heat up a large skillet for a couple of minutes. Add butter and garlic and stir it up until the garlic turns fragrant and a little crispy. Add soy sauce, sugar and stir until well melted. Add honey and stir.
  2. Keep stirring until it bubbles vigorously.
  3. Add the chicken and the pumpkin seeds (if used).  Mix and stir well to coat evenly.
  4. Serve right away or let cool to serve later.

serve and enjoy!

and remember, MAANGCHI!

-lica

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