Adulting. I hate it. I really do.
Sophie you should start saving real money. Sophie you need to think about your career. Sophie you don't really want to still be single when you're 30, all the good ones will be taken then.
Do you know how hard it is to adult when you live with a bunch of people who play dishwasher chicken for four days straight?
I made friends with a flat of boys recently. They committed the ultimate 'anti-adulthood' act the other day. They bought a deep-fryer from Kmart for $35.
Oh the things they can now fry.
Of course I had to get in on that deep fried magic. To accompany the delicious grilled vegetable salad I made, I dictated the production of a tray of hot and crispy karaage chicken.
I am hoping never again will they pay $12 for a bowl of rice with three measly pieces of chicken on it when they can make a kilo of the stuff for the same price.
I cannot believe the recipe is so easy. It literally consists of marinating the chicken thigh chunks then coating in potato flour and then deep frying in hot oil for 7 minutes. I feel like this is the beginning of a beautiful and twisted relationship with this kitchen appliance.
This must of course be accompanied with Kewpie mayo and sriracha sauce, you can find both as well as the potato flour at decent Asian supermarkets.
700g boneless, skinless chicken thigh, diced into 2cm chunks
3 cloves garlic
2cm piece of ginger, finely grated
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (it is supposed to be sake but it probably doesn't matter, leave it out if you have neither)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup potato flour
Oil for deep frying
Kewpie mayo and Sriracha sauce to serve
Marinate the chicken chunks in the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar/sake and sugar for an hour. Heat your deep fryer or saucepan of oil to 180 degrees. Coat eat piece of chicken in potato flour before placing in the hot oil. Cook small batches at a tie so the pieces don't stick. Cook for 7 minutes until the coating is a nice dark colour. Of course check one of the pieces to see if it is cooked. Adjust your cooking time if not quite cooked through. Remove from the fryer and leave to drain on paper towels. Serve with the mayo and Sriracha immediately!