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How to Make Garlic Korean Fried Chicken: A Step-by-Step Guide

Korean fried chicken is a staple dish in Korean cuisine. The dish has become so popular in recent years that it has made its way into restaurants around the world. One of the most popular variations of Korean fried chicken is garlic Korean fried chicken. In this article, we will show you how to make this delicious dish at home.

Step 1: Ingredients

Before we start cooking, let’s take a look at the ingredients we need to make garlic Korean fried chicken.

  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Oil for frying

For the garlic sauce:

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp gochujang (Korean chili paste)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Step 2: Preparation

Start by preparing the chicken. Wash the chicken wings and pat them dry with a paper towel. In a bowl, mix cornstarch, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. In another bowl, whisk together the egg and cold water.

Step 3: Coating the Chicken

Dip each chicken wing in the egg mixture, then coat it with the cornstarch mixture. Make sure each wing is fully coated with the mixture.

Step 4: Frying the Chicken

Heat the oil in a large pot or deep fryer to 350°F. Gently place the chicken wings in the hot oil and fry for 8-10 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy. Remove the chicken wings from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

Step 5: Making the Garlic Sauce

While the chicken is frying, let’s make the garlic sauce. In a small saucepan, mix minced garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, gochujang, and sesame oil. In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch and water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan and stir until the sauce thickens. Set aside.

Step 6: Tossing the Chicken in Garlic Sauce

In a large bowl, toss the fried chicken wings with the garlic sauce until they are evenly coated.

Step 7: Serving

Transfer the garlic Korean fried chicken to a serving plate and garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions. Serve hot and enjoy!

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