|Coated with Corn Flour|
Photo updated 14 March 2017
I love anything cooked with Nam Yu (南乳, aka red fermented bean curd). I braised pork ribs with Nam Yu, air-fried pork belly with Nam Yu and many more. This Nam Yu Fried Chicken is one of my favourite. Succulent and flavourful. This recipe that I'm sharing here can be used for air fried or deep frying in hot oil.
|Coated with crispy crumbs - tapioca flour + bread crumbs.|
Photo taken in year 2015.
Most people deep fry chicken in hot oil. That's the most straight forward method, just coat with batter and throw into the hot oil.
I have an air fryer, so I normally go for the healthier and less oily version. To make batter for air frying is a challenge because most batter doesn't coat well after air fried. I have tried different method to coat the chicken - with tapioca flour, bread crumbs and corn flour. Out of all these, I find that corn flour gives a better texture and crispiness.
|Coated with corn flour.|
Photo updated 14 March 2017.
|Lightly coated with tapioca flour.|
Photo taken in 2015.
10 Small Chicken Drumsticks/ Chicken Wings/ Winglets 十只鸡腿（小）／鸡翼／鸡翅膀
Marinate with: 调味料
2 tsp Corn Flour 玉米粉／ 粟粉 2小匙
1 tbsp Mashed Garlic 蒜蓉 1 汤匙
1 cube of Nam Yu (red fermented bean curd) 南乳1块
1 tbsp Nam Yu Sauce 南乳汁1汤匙
1/2 tbsp Ginger Juice 姜汁半汤匙
1 tbsp Sugar 糖 1汤匙
1 tbsp Oyster Sauce 蚝油 1 汤匙
1 tbsp Shao Xing Hua Tiao Wine 绍兴花雕酒 1 汤匙
1/4 tsp Salt 盐 1/4 小匙
1/2 tbsp Soy Sauce 酱油 半汤匙
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Some extra corn flour for coating. About 4-5 tbsp to make a thick batter before frying.
1. Add all marinates ingredients in a bowl. Mix well, cover and let marinate at least 6 hours in the refrigerator.
2. Remove from refrigerator. Return to room temperature. Add some corn flour to make a thick batter.
3. Place the chicken on the air fryer pan. I pour all the batter in to make crispy crumbs to sprinkle on rice (optional).
4. Air fry for 15-20 minutes. Cooking time depends on the size and thickness of the chicken. If you do not have an air fryer, deep fry in hot oil until cook through.