MAKES 12 | 5 MINUTES PREP | 20 MINUTES COOKING

 

  • 4 chicken wings
  • large piece of ginger, finely grated
  • 100g cornflour
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • Sesame seeds
  • 6 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Korean chilli paste (such as gochujang, but any chilli paste will do)
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • small piece ginger, grated

Pop a deep pan of vegetable oil on the hob (something with a high burning temperature and little flavour). 

Prep your chicken wings - take the base of your knife and place it on the knuckle joint. Smack down and remove the tip (this can be disposed of). Repeat but splitting the chicken wings into two at the 'elbow'. Please take care to clean your hands throughout the recipe. 

We're going to double fry these bad boys to give them the crispiest of skins! To prep them for their first round season with salt and pepper and grate on a large piece of ginger. Next step, coat your chicken wings in the cornflour, tapping off the excess. Check your oil is up to temperature by dipping a wooden spoon into the pan. If lots of little bubbles quickly appear on the spoon, your oil is ready. Ease your wings into the oil for 12 minutes. 

For the sauce - pop your dark brown sugar, chilli paste, dark soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, crushed garlic and grated ginger into a pan on a medium heat. Allow to melt and heat through, forming a gorgeous dark amber glaze. 

Remove your wings after 12 minutes, pop them onto kitchen roll and leave aside for 2 minutes. Pop the temperature up on your oil a tad. Return your wings to the oil for a further 5 minutes or until the skins have gone uber golden. Meanwhile toast off some sesame seeds in a dry pan. 

When your wings have completed their second fry pop onto kitchen roll to remove excess oil and then drop into the sauce and cover! Finish with a sprinkling of your toasted sesame seeds and enjoy! 

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