Saturday, June 8, 2013

Curried Wings (appetizer serves 2)


I have not made fried chicken wings for a long time.  Tua Y (my maternal aunt) in Minnesota used to make some amazing tasty fried wings simply seasoned in salt and pepper.  Today I decided to make something similar but with cayenne pepper and curry powder.  The cayenne and curry are oil soluble according to my scientific husband so some of the powder will come out into the oil during the frying. If you are interested in more heat you can certainly add more cayenne with the mixture or you can sprinkle it on top of the wings after they are done.  I also intentionally did not make the wings too salty.  If you are interested in adding more salt you can sprinkle more at the end of the cooking process.  I have a small electric fryer that regulates the heat so it made the frying easy and quick.  

Earlier today my niece, Ngoc graduated from High School in Rochester, Minnesota. That's Tua Y's grandchild. She immigrated to the United States with her parents 3 years ago from Soctrang. She worked hard the last three years learning English.  She will go to college in the Fall. I am proud of you, Ngoc!!  Keep up the great work!!

Ingredients:

12 chicken wings (or about 1 1/2 pound), choose ones that are all natural
1 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp cayenne (more if interested)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Oil for deep frying

Method:

1) In a small bowl mix curry powder, cayenne, salt and pepper together.
2) Wash and dry the wings completely with clean paper towels.  Put the wings in a plastic bag large enough to hold them all.  Sprinkle the powder mixture on the wings.  Massage outside the bag with your fingers to get the wings coated well coated with the powder mixture.
3) Preheat the pot with oil over medium heat.  Once the oil is hot, add the wings.  Avoid overcrowding them in the pot.  Decrease heat if the oil gets too hot.  Fry about 6-7 minutes or until the wings are golden brown.  Once done remove the wings and place them on paper to remove some of the oil. Sprinkle a few pinches of salt and cayenne on top of the wings if desired.

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