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Hi All! We’re ending “Deep-Fry Fest” week over at SFB and leaving you all with this gem of a recipe….Korean.Fried.Chicken. It’s a fun take on the classic buffalo wings that everyone seems to love oh so much (rightfully so)…especially for the super bowl. If you love wings you’ll love this simple and AWESOME take on fried chicken. You would think that battering the wings before frying would leave you with oily and heavy fried chicken, but it’s totally not true…it’s the opposite. The batter actually helps make the chicken super light and extra crispy…crunchy is probably a better word…but not like gross crunchy…just super crisp. You know crunchy sound effects they use on tv? I bet they use Korean fried chicken to make that crunchy food sound effect…Are you all getting that this is super crisp chicken? Have I beaten that into your heads enough? Just a little? :)

I beg you all to set aside the weird dip recipes (you know which ones I mean, don’t play dumb), store bought chips (oh c’mon), delivered pizzas (lazy bums!)…pretty much all that crap plus more that you see infesting the Super Bowl year after year; and instead serve your guest (or be the awesome guest that brings) this TOTALLY fantastic, SUPER simple, EXTRA crispy fried chicken. The classic sauce for these wings is a spicy Korean bbq sauce made with Korean chile paste. This sauce is really great, but also super spicy (sweat-worth spicy) so I’ve added a mild alternative of a honey-soy sauce which is totally different, but just as good. If you’re a purest and don’t want to stray from the classic buffalo wings, no problem…I’ve given a sauce recipe for that too! Just use this fry method…please…you’ll never, ever make fried chicken any other way. I promise you. I hope everyone has a great weekend, wearing their “fat-pants” and being happy!
xx Jenny
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Korean Fried Chicken
Serves 4 to 6

spicy Korean bbq sauce:
¼ cup gochugang (Korean Chile Paste)
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons peeled and minced ginger
1 green onion, thinly sliced
2 ½ tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons sesame oil
honey-soy sauce:
¼ cup honey
2 ½ tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 green onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 ½ tablespoons peeled and minced ginger
classic buffalo wing sauce:
¾ cup Franks red hot sauce
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 green onions, thinly sliced

1 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
24 chicken wing pieces
1 cup sweet rice flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 ¼ cup cold water
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil for frying

1. Preheat oil to 350°F.
2. For the spicy Korean bbq sauce: Place all ingredients into a bowl and whisk together until fully incorporated. Set aside.
3. For the honey-soy sauce: Place all ingredients into a bowl and whisk together until fully incorporated. Set aside.
4. For the classic buffalo wing sauce: Place Franks and melted butter into a bowl and stir together. Set aside.
5. Sift together the flour and cornstarch into a mixing bowl. Whisk in water until fully incorporated and no lumps remain.
6. Dip each wing into the batter and shake to remove any excess. Carefully drop each battered wing into the hot oil and fry for 5 to 6 minutes (this will have to be done in batches).
7. Drain onto paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Once all wings have been fried, place wings back into the fryer and fry a second time (double fry) for 5 to 7 minutes or until light golden brown and crispy. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
8. Using a pastry brush, paint each wing with a small amount of the spicy bbq sauce or honey-soy sauce and garnish with the green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
9. **If using the classic wing sauce, place wings into the bowl with the Franks and butter and toss together until fully coated. Serve immediately.


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  1. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum…perfect for a party.

    I was wondering in your last post how you made the food “disappear” from the photo with the graphics. It’s such a cool effect but if you don’t want to divulge the trade secret, that’s okay :) It’s such a fun little trick!

  2. Alison Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my….I’d tuck into those right now if I could. I heart Korean wings and these look fab!!

  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) Not Specified Not Specified

    I could eat my pregnant weight in these wings!

  4. Arbine Not Specified Not Specified

    You guys have ruined me. In a good way. :) These look insanely delicious.

    Also, your blog is AWESOME!

    Have a lovely day!

  5. Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    Honey soy sauce. OMG! Gimme. A million times over.

  6. Joy Not Specified Not Specified

    OH this is going to slay the competition for the best wings EVER. hurrah!

  7. Maggie Not Specified Not Specified

    So have you ever been to “Mad For Chicken” in New York? It’s a Koren Fried Chicken place. My brother took me there when I went to visit him and I have dreamed of it since–it was almost 2 years ago!

    Again, of all your recipes I’ve tried have been big winners and I KNOW this one will be too! :)

  8. modernworkinggirl Not Specified Not Specified

    I would eat every single one of these. Right now. Do you ship to England? :)

  9. Alaiyo Kiasi Not Specified Not Specified

    You really know how to get under a foodie’s skin with these mouthwatering photos. I’m a Pescetarian for goodness sake, and I want these wings!

  10. Yadsia @ShopCookMake Not Specified Not Specified

    mmmmmm that looks sticky good!

  11. Anna @ the shady pine Not Specified Not Specified

    I love this list of ingredients….you just know it will taste good! The chicken looks utterly delicious and you’ve photographed it wonderfully!

  12. Suzanne Not Specified Not Specified

    mmmmmm…fried food….mmmm…those wings look delicious!

  13. Nikki Not Specified Not Specified

    I love the food styling in this post (on top of the fact that the wings look awesome!). Where do you get most of your supplies? (i.e.: these amazing wire baskets + checkered paper). I live in NYC – do you have any suggestions?

  14. Sonia Not Specified Not Specified

    Damn. This is amazing. I live in Chicago and somewhat recently started going to a place called Crisp. Korean fried chicken is my new found love! Seems very impressive to make!

  15. Kat Menear Not Specified Not Specified

    I made these! Holy smokes were they delicious. The definitely took the sting out of the Patriot’s loss for me and my husband said I won the super bowl of cooking!

  16. Nathan Not Specified Not Specified

    Thanks for posting! I’m a huge Korean fried chicken fan and can’t wait to try these. One question – what kind of fryer do you use? Any recommendations?

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  18. Holidaying In Not Specified Not Specified

    Just salivated on my keyboard!

  19. Jessica Not Specified Not Specified

    I love Korean Fried Chicken it’s one of my best food I love to eat so tonight me and my family is have Korean Fried Chicken for dinner can’t wait for dinner to come.

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