Its almost the Chinese New Year, so why not celebrate with one of the most popular Chinese Takeaway dishes we all love, Salt and Chilli Chicken Wings Chinese Style!
The spice levels are quite high, but with the addition of the 5 spice powder you are treated to a spice level with a great depth of flavour too.
I have been improving this recipe over a couple of years on and off, and I am quite happy with this version.
These are perfect served with a cold beer, a good movie and a hot roaring fire!
50ml Sake (or sherry!)
1 tsp chopped fresh ginger
1 tsp chopped fresh garlic
1 level tsp Chinese 5 spice
Good pinch of salt and white pepper
About 12 Chicken wings
4 heaped tbsp Cornflour (may need a little extra if wings are big)
1 egg (white only)
1/2 tsp Chinese 5 Spice
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
Big pinch white pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 red Chilli (diced)
Pinch chilli flakes (depends on how spicy you like)
1 Onion (sliced)
½ Green pepper (sliced)
2 cloves Garlic
½ tsp ginger
2 Spring onion
Mix first 5 ingredients and marinade chicken wings for at least 1 hour.
Whip egg whites lightly, add to sieved cornflour along with the 5 spice, pepper, chilli powder and white pepper.
Mix to a smooth paste and cover all the wings.
Fry them in small batches (either deep or shallow fry), placing each one on paper towel after fry, keep warm.
In a wok, heat 1 tbsp sesame oil and fry the garlic, ginger, pepper, chilli (fresh and flakes) and onion for 2 minutes. Add the wings and fry for a further minute. Add the spring onion.
Season with extra sea salt and white pepper if you wish, serve!