Chinese Flavored Fried Chicken with Green Onion Ginger
For dipping sauce:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons hot chili sesame oil
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons oriental sesame oil
1 4 to 4 1/2 pound whole chicken, cut into 12 pieces
1 quart vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 1 inch pieces fresh ginger, halved lengthwise
Make dipping sauce:
Whisk all ingredients in small bowl to blend. Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover
Whisk eggs, soy sauce and sesame oil in large bowl to blend. Add chicken to egg
mixture, turning to coat. Cover; chill at least 2 hours or overnight.
Heat vegetable oil in heavy large pot over medium high heat
to 375F. Mix flour, ground ginger, salt and pepper in another bowl.
Add chicken thighs and drumsticks to flour mixture; turn to
coat. Add fresh ginger to oil. Fry chicken thighs and drumsticks in hot oil
until golden and cooked through, about 10 minutes per side.
Using tongs, transfer chicken to paper towels; drain. Coat
chicken breasts and wings with flour mixture. Fry until golden and cooked
through, about 6 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towels.
Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.
Serve with dipping sauce.