Following our duo of shrimp, here is a duo of chicken: Western Hot Wings and Korean Hot Wings. Korean hot wings (양념 치킨) consist of many flavors: spicy, tangy, and sweet…think… a fusion of the western hot wings and honey bbq wings. Best of both worlds, right?
Before we get started we must apologize for we lost half of our pictures. We made this a couple months ago and meant to post it up earlier, but got caught up with other things…well, enough excuses! These two recipes are too good to not post up, so we will try our best.
1. Western Hot Wings
Things You Will Need:
chicken wings, drumsticks
hot sauce (we used Louisiana Hot Sauce)
What To Do:
Before we start, we will have to fry the chicken. After that, we will use the fried chicken and mix them in the two sauces. Here is a quick how to on how to fry the chicken. If you still feel lost, it might help to refer back to our fried chicken recipe posted on our previous site: www.tastymealsathome.blogspot.com. Be aware though, we omitted the buttermilk and spices in the dry mixture in this current recipe.
Cut the wings/drumsticks (we had bought the kind that had the wings and drumsticks still intact…save yourself time, and do go buy the ones that are already separated), remove the excess fat, wash and pat dry.
Dip the wings into flour/corn starch 1:1 mixture, make sure not to get too much breading on them. Fry them until they are golden brown.
In the meantime, make the hot sauce: Simply add 1/2 bottle of louisiana hot sauce + 1/2 stick of melted butter in a bowl.
When the hot wings are done frying, place them onto paper towels to remove excess grease and then slide them straight into the hot sauce mixture.
You are Done! The following is a picture of our hot wings plus a few that we didn’t coat…and we decided to further shorten our lives by using the leftover oil to fry up some onion strings! If you want the recipe for the onion strings, please let us know.
2. Korean Hot Wings
Things You Will Need:
4 tbsp Korean hot pepper paste
4 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cooking wine
1 tbsp mirin (optional)
2-3 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup minced onion
salt and pepper
1/2 cup water
What to Do:
Saute garlic and onion in oil over medium heat until the onions are translucent. Next add in the hot pepper paste, ketchup, mirin, sugar, cooking wine, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 – 15 minutes. Salt and Pepper to taste.
Next, take sauce off heat and mix the fried chicken into the sauce.
You are DONE! Sprinkle on some sesame seeds for presentation. Super Easy, huh? These are usually served with a side of sweet Korean radish cubes. Yummy!