★Chicken soup stock (granulated, for the marinade)
★Oyster sauce (optional, for the marinade)
★Garlic (tube-type, for the marinade)
★Ginger (grated, for the marinade)
I scored some drumsticks on sale! Insert cuts under the skin to help the flavor soak in and to allow the meat to cook evenly.
Mix together the ★ marinade, place in a plastic bag with the chicken, and massage from the outside of the bag. I let it marinate for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Before frying, add the flour and katakuriko directly to the plastic bag, then coat the chicken. Use chopsticks to transfer to the oil and fry for about 2 minutes, enough for it to bubble.
I fried them twice! Fry them once through, then increase the temperature of the hot oil and fry them again.
I always fry twice. Give it a try!
Story Behind this Recipe
Up until now, I've always followed a recipe for these. I decided to make them simply and took note of the amounts as I made it. If it wasn't delicious I was going to cut back on the ingredients, but...they surprisingly turned out really good.
Frying a second time, together with the chicken soup stock, will give these a strong flavor that guys love. Definitely try it out!