Grandad’s Garlic Chicken Wings
So this recipe is not actually my grandad’s recipe but my father-in-law’s recipe so it is Skye and Devon’s grandad’s recipe. (Phew! There’s a mouthful!). We call this “Yeye’s Chicken Wings” which literally translates as Grandad’s chicken wings. My FIL (Father-In-Law) has been making these chicken wings for years and we just devour them because they just rock!
I always thought it was a complicated recipe with lots of ingredients … but it turned out to be the easiest chicken wings ever!
Here I’m going to share with you this delightful recipe.
It’s so simple … finely chop up 1 whole bulb of garlic. Yes that’s right, one whole bulb! Make sure it is as finely chopped as it can be. You can mince it in a food processor if you wish but I just chop it with a large knife.
In a separate bowl add 100g of cornflour with about 6 tbsp of water. Mix well.
Use one pack of chicken wings – clean them by rinsing them in some water and plucking any feathers that may be present. I know there is a divide in opinion on whether you should or should not wash your poultry. In the Western world we have been told not to wash our poultry due to contamination blah blah. However, my family do wash their meat … and I know a lot of East Asian families that do. Have you seen the amount of hairs and feathers that are still left on the skin!? Just remember to clean and disinfect your sink and work surfaces thoroughly afterwards.
In a large bowl, add the chicken wings, garlic and cornflour mix and season with fish sauce and white pepper (you can add more or less seasoning than the recipe states, it’s personal taste). Mix well and leave it to marinade for a few hours. Overnight is best!
Once you are ready to fry, heat up some sunflower oil and gently fry the chicken in batches on a medium heat, about 5 to 6 minutes – don’t overcrowd the pan and keep turning them to ensure even cooking. Fry them until they are golden brown and cooked through. Drain them on some kitchen paper and allow them to cool slightly before eating – don’t burn your tongue now!
Check out the printable recipe below.
Grandad's Garlic Chicken Wings
– 1kg chicken wings
– 1 garlic bulb (finely chopped)
– 100g cornflour
– 6 tbsp of water
– 1 tbsp fish sauce
– ½ tsp white pepper
1. Finely chop the garlic and place in a large bowl.
2. In a separate small bowl, mix the cornflour and water and then add this to the large bowl with the garlic.
3. Clean your chicken wings and add these to the large bowl with the cornflour and garlic.
4. Season with fish sauce and white pepper.
5. Mix well and allow the chicken wings to marinade for a few hours – overnight is best.
6. When you are ready to deep fry – heat up some sunflower oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Fry the chicken wings in batches – about 5 to 6 minutes, do not overcrowd the pan.
7. Fry the chicken wings for a few minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy.
8. Transfer to a plate with some kitchen towel to drain excess oil.
I hope you give these a try and enjoy them as much as my kids do.
Please don’t forget to share your garlic chicken wings pictures with me on Instagram … and remember to tag me @sugar.and.sponge, I would love to see how you got on.
Feel free to ask me any questions or just leave me a “hello” in the comments below. Until next time!
~ The Cake Lady xx