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Twice-Fried Chicken Wings

October 2008
Twice-Fried Chicken Wings

by 3 people

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 20 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 pounds whole chicken wings, tips discarded, wings separated at the joint
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
Directions
  1. Using a blender, puree the chicken broth, garlic, hoisin sauce, ginger, soy sauce, honey and pepper. Transfer to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 15 minutes. Cover and keep warm over low heat.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large pot, add enough oil to reach a depth of 2 inches; heat over medium-high heat until it registers 300 degrees on a deep-fat thermometer. Working in 2 batches, fry the wings, turning occasionally, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet. Let the oil return to 300 degrees between batches.
  3. Heat the oil until it registers 350 degrees . Working in 2 batches, fry the chicken wings again until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain on a paper-towel-lined baking sheet. Immediately transfer to a large bowl, add half of the ginger-garlic sauce and toss. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Use the remaining sauce for dipping.