Fried Chicken Tulips

Fried Chicken Tulips

To make fried chicken easier to eat for friend's kids, I shaped some wings into tulips.

Ingredients: 10 chicken wings' worth

Chicken wings
◎ Grated ginger
to taste
◎ Grated garlic
to taste
◎ Sake
1 tablespoon
◎ Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
3 to 6 tablespoons


1. Hold both ends of the chicken wing, and twist the joint firmly to separate the meat sections.
2. Make a cut into the joint, and check to see whether the sections are separated.
3. Cut the sections in two with a knife. Press out the narrower bone from the back and remove.
4. Then, wrap the bottom half of the meat over the top section to make a tulip. If it is too hard to wrap the meat, make a small cut into it before wrapping it over.
5. Prepare the marinade and soak the tulips from Step 4 in it for a while.
6. Add the batter ingredients to the marinade, mix well, then deep fry in 160°C oil until the batter slightly browns. Increase temperature to 180°C, then quickly deep fry until golden brown.
7. Wrap the ends with aluminum foil to hold the tulips, and tie with ribbons for an added touch.
8. These are the deep fried chicken thighs I made together with the tulips for our outing.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made these for a cherry blossom viewing party, thinking my friend's children would enjoy them.