"Delish!! Addictive!! I've never tasted anything like it!!" Even professional chefs love this. This is a recipe our family is very proud of. It's not just your regular sweet and sour chicken. I've never had anything like this anywhere else. Easy, cheap and habit-forming!!
Chicken wing drumettes - the large end of the wing
○ Soy sauce
For the sauce:
● Soy sauce
● Sushi vinegar
5 to 6 tablespoons
(If you don't have sushi vinegar make your own)
● Sugar (to taste)
2 to 3 cloves
(2 if the cloves are large, 4-5 if they are small)
An apple for dessert (if you have them)
If you like
In our house we always use the drumettes as well as the mid-section and tip of the chicken wing. You can use one or the other.
If you prefer, cut the top section off with kitchen scissors or a good knife.
Marinate the chicken. Put the wings in a bowl and add the soy sauce and sake marked ○ and leave to marinate for a while.
Grate the garlic. If you put a sheet of aluminium foil on the surface of your grater the garlic won't stick to your grater, so there's no waste or stress.
Add the grated garlic and the ● ingredients (soy sauce and vinegar) and mix together to make the dipping sauce.
Heat the frying oil. Put the flour, katakuriko, and chicken wings in a plastic or nylon bag and shake well to coat.
Fry in the oil. When the chicken is golden brown take out and drain off the oil. Mix with the dipping sauce while hot and leave to marinate for a bit.
Eat while hot!
Mamecho made this and took an ultra-close up photo of it! Looks so mouthwatering! It made me hungry!
Story Behind this Recipe
This is my mother's signature dish. Easy, delicious and inexpensive. If you're afraid of getting garlic breath, eat an apple after dinner and it will dissipate. (I saw this hint on TV.)
I always use Mizkan Sushi Vinegar, but you can use your own homemadi sushi vinegar instead. The basic formula for sushi vinegar is: 1 cup (200 ml) vinegar, 3 1/2 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt.
Don't be afraid, add plenty of garlic - that's the key. It's not too spicy at all. I've loved this since I was small so children should be fine with it.