Karaage is a method of preparing meat and seafood by marinating the products, rolling them in flour and then deep-frying them twice. This is the most common way to prepare chicken. In Japan, this dish is a popular choice for lunch, dinner or a bento element (lunch box). Moreover, this dish is in the form of fast-food, sold at street stalls - thanks to the form of small pieces of meat, it is an ideal choice for busy people who can eat a filling and tasty meal on their way.
We can use chicken breast for the dish, but for the meat to be perfectly juicy, it is recommended to use chicken drumsticks, boneless. Properly long marinating makes the dish exceptionally aromatic. So if you're a fan of nuggets from well-known chain stores, try the Japanese version at home - it will be a much healthier and tastier solution!
- 250 g of chicken drumsticks meat
- potato flour for coating
- neutral smell frying oil
- grated fresh ginger (piece approx. 2 cm)
- 1 clove garlic
- 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of white wine
- fried rice with vegetables or lemon
Cut the chicken into equal sized pieces - it is important that the meat is fried evenly. Prepare the marinade. Put chopped ginger, garlic, soy sauce and white wine into a bowl, mix and then add chopped pieces of meat. Cover with foil and set aside in the fridge for at least half an hour. After this time, heat up the oil in a pan or in a saucepan with a wide bottom. Take the meat out of the fridge, pour the excess marinade off and coat the chicken in flour. Shake off the excess flour of the chicken, and fry on both sides in well-heated oil until golden brown. Then put the bites on a paper towel, cover with aluminum foil and leave for 5 minutes - during this time the meat will get rid of the excess fat and additionally "finish" frying inside. Then fry the pieces of meat once again, but in a shorter time, about half a minute on each side - the chicken will be juicy inside and crispy outside. Again, put the chicken on a new paper towel to remove excess fat.
Serve the chicken with rice fried with vegetables, but it also tastes great solo, only sprinkled with lemon juice!
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