Korean Fried Chicken Wings
Frying the battered chicken wings twice, first over medium heat and then over intensely high heat, makes the crust extra crispy. And the crispy crust does not get soggy even after the fried chicken wings are tossed in the thick spicy sauce.
To fry the chicken
or corn starch
For the glaze
(Korean chili paste) available in Asian groceries
Marinate the chicken wings
Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels and divide into two portions by cutting through the joint that connects with drumette from the wingette.
Place the chicken in a bowl, add the salt and pepper, and mix well.
Cover the bowl and let the chicken marinate in the fridge for three hours.
Fry the chicken
In a wok or frying pan, heat enough cooking oil to reach a depth of three inches.
Beat the egg and pour over the chicken wings. Mix well.
Add the starch and mix until a thin batter coats each piece of chicken.
Over medium heat, fry the chicken wings until lightly crisp, about four minutes.
Drain the chicken on a rack or strainer and leave to rest.
Cook the glaze
In a clean wok or frying pan, heat the tablespoon of oil.
Saute the ginger and garlic just until starting to brown.
Add the gochujang and sugar.
Pour in the rice wine and soy sauce.
Mix, allow to simmer for 30 seconds then turn off the heat.
Refry the chicken wings
With the heat set on high, fry the chicken wings until the crust is golden, about two minutes.
Reheat the glaze until bubbly, add the fried chicken wings and toss to coat each piece evenly.
Serve the Korean fried chicken wings
Optionally, sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over the chicken before serving.
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