Ok, who doesn’t enjoy eating fried chicken? You don’t? Oh dear, I don’t think we can be friends anymore 🙁
I enjoy a good, old school fried chicken that is basically no-frills and easy to marinade and when tossed into hot oil, emerges as golden brown, fragrant comfort food goodness. Ah! 😀
I made this just a few days ago and posted it on Instagram (where I talk as much about food as I do about beauty) and someone asked for the recipe so I thought I’d do a quick Scrumptious Weekend post. I haven’t done one of these in a while apparently. The last was in February! Gosh… yes I have been eating and cooking in that time haha! 😀
So here is my super easy, super quick recipe for Fermented Bean Curd (Tau Ju) Fried Chicken and if you have a good recipe for fried chicken, please share! 😀
What you need (Serves 1-2 persons):
- 2-3 large chicken wings chopped into large pieces
- 1-2 pieces of fermented bean curd (I use the red ones) to taste
- Water from fermented bean curd
- Ginger juice (grate fresh ginger and squeeze the water)
- Corn flour
- Oil for frying
- Marinade the chicken pieces with the fermented bean curd, some water from the bottle, a dash of pepper and some ginger juice, mix thoroughly and set aside. Leave overnight in the fridge if you prefer but give it about an hour at minimum.
- Heat sufficient oil in a wok or pan to fry the chicken pieces.
- Before frying the chicken, add some corn flour into the mixture and mix to coat the chicken pieces evenly.
- Fry the chicken pieces until golden brown and cooked through.
et voila! Done! 😀
It will be a little salty because of the fermented bean curd, but that adds a lovely fragrant flavour to the chicken. Serve it with hot steamed rice and a side of stir-fried vegetables and you have a nice homecooked Chinese meal on hand 😀
Told ya it was easy. I was planning to do a roast chicken dish for an upcoming potluck, but it seems I might just have to do this one instead. Easier to make and will, I think be a crowd favourite 😀
Do you have an easy fried chicken recipe to share?
If you like, you can use this same recipe to make fried belly pork which tastes just as delicious. I think the secret is in the fermented bean curd. It’s magic! 😀
Scrumptious Weekend: One day of the week where I indulge in my other love – Food! It will feature my cooking experiments or eating and travel adventures. Yes, I will travel for good food and I’m always experimenting in the kitchen.