Tori No Kara-age (Japanese Fried Chicken)


Tori No Kara-age is a very popular dish in Japan. You will often see them in bento boxes (Japanese lunch boxes).

Serves 4

2 chicken thighs (500 g)
½ teaspoon salt (2.5 g)
Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons soy sauce (30 ml)
2 teaspoons ginger juice (10 ml)
Flour for coating the chicken
Vegetable oil for the frying

1.Mix the ginger juice with the soy sauce. A 3 cm portion of ginger, when grated, will render about 2 teaspoons of ginger juice.

2.Cut the chicken to 3 cm size pieces, and rub with the salt and pepper.

3.Add the chicken to the soy sauce and ginger juice, and marinate for 10 minutes.

4.Drain the chicken in a sieve, and coat thoroughly with flour.

5.Heat oil to 170°C, and fry chicken for approximately 4 minutes. For meat with bone, fry 7-8 minutes.

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