This is one of the recipes from my book which I thought is perfect to serve as canapés.
It is crispy, sticky and finger licking good. These wings will be passing around at our Christmas Party as it is my daughter favourite.
I have replace the sugar in this original recipes for Maple syrup, seems more Christmasy that way.
You will need:
10 chicken wings (about 700-800g)
1tsp garlic oil taking more of the garlic then the oil
1tsp chilli flake
2tbsp oyster sauce
1tbsp soy sauce
1/2tbsp dark soy sauce
2tbs Maple Syrup
1Lt vegetable oil for frying
2 spring onion – sliced finely for garnishing
Heat up the vegetable oil in a wok or saucepan.
If you only own one wok it’s best to keep it for later when you need it to mix your sauce.
Cut the chicken wings into 2 or 3 pieces, depending on whether you want to use the small wing section. Test whether the oil is hot enough by putting a small piece of bread in – it should pop up straight away. Drop in the chicken wings and cook until golden and crispy. This should take around 10-15 minutes depending on the heat.
Once cooked remove the chicken and drain off excess oil on kitchen paper.
To make the sauce, put the rest of the ingredients in a wok or frying pan. Do not put the heat on. Confused? Just stay with me on this! Mix the sauce up and taste until it’s to your liking.It should be salty then sweet and a hit of chilli.
Now turn the heat on medium. When your sauce is hot, add the chicken and toss until they are all coated in sauce. Add the spring onion at the last moment and serve immediately. I guarantee the finger-licking moreishness of this dish.
You can make these wings ahead and keep it warm in a very low heated oven but I think they are delious cold too.
Tips:Take care when deep frying. Don’t overfill the pan/wok with oil because levels will rise when the chicken goes in. Make sure you cook it until really crispy and golden. And finally- why not mix up the sauce beforehand in a bowl, I hear you ask. Well, you can but this just makes more washing up….and why would you want to do that.
Note: English is not my first language. Please excuse any spelling or grammatical errors.