Cooking Tori no Karaage

Posted in Japan on 24 October, 2009 (18:42)

Cooking Tori no Karaage

Earlier this week, Fukuoka Dreaming posted a recipe for the Japanese fried chicken dish Tori no Karaage (鶏のからあげ). It looked so good that I tried making it for dinner last night!

The pic above is my chicken slowly marinading in a mix of soy sauce, sake, garlic and ginger. Yes that is a loaf tin – all my bowls are really tall and deep so it was the only thing I could put all the chicken in so it was all sitting in the sauce – gotta respect the original thinking :)

I left this to marinade for a couple of hours while I caught up on some washing up – me so lazy.

Cooking Tori no Karaage
All ready to start cooking! The marinaded chicken gets dipped in a mix of egg and potato starch before frying. I had to mod the recipe a bit and use flour because I couldn’t find and starch in my local supermarket :(

Frying away, it smelled so good
Frying away, it smelled so good

Frying away, it smelled so good
Any here’s the finished article! served with lettuce and cabbage. Check out our fancy and slightly cheaty chopsticks, we can use proper ones I promise – these are handy when you’ve had a few drinks before eating :)

It’s a super tasty meal i’d heartily recommend it, See the full recipe here!

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  1. Jamaipanese on 25 October, 2009 at (00:26)

    hmmmm, actually looks tasty ^^

  2. Asawa on 25 October, 2009 at (02:54)

    Wow! Its great to know that not only did someone try out our recipe, but also documented it! Your Karaage looks yummy and those chopsticks add to the visual treat! Thanks James!

  3. James on 25 October, 2009 at (20:27)

    @Jamaipanese
    Don’t sound so surprised 😛 I can cook! And by cook I mean follow Asawas instructions :)

    @Asawa
    Thanks to you for posting the recipe! Hope documenting it doesn’t seem too bizarre, I figured it’d either be a nice record of cooking a yummy meal or photo evidence of another culinary disaster on my part, luckily it was the former!

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