Gan Pong Gi 干烹雞
It’s snow day! All public bus services has been suspended. DC area has been dumped with 8 inches of snow! I’m so glad we don’t have work today.. it’s no fun going outside now. Fortunately, we did all our grocery shopping yesterday and our kitchen is fully stocked with spices, produce and meat!
What to do on this snow day? Catch up on Asian TV dramas with some delicious Beijing style fried chicken wings. Sounds good eh? Gan Pong Gi”干烹雞, is a popular Chinese dish from Beijing that is also popular in Korean restaurants. It has become one of my favorite since I’ve first had it a year ago.
Gan Pong Gi
1 pound chicken wings
1 cup of milk
pinch of crushed black pepper
1 tbsp minced garlic for marinating
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp ginger powder
1 cup of flour
3 tbsp of sake
1 cup of cornstarch
Vegetable oil for deep frying
2 serano peppers, chopped
2 cups of sake
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 chili oil
2 tbsp minced garlic
cornstarch and water mixture as thickener
1 -2 stalks fresh spring onion, chopped for garnish (optional)
1. Marinate wings in milk with chopped garlic, black pepper for 20 minutes.
2. After marinating, drain the milks but keep the minced garlic.
3. Now, add 3 tbsp of sake, paprika and ginger powder with flour. Mix to coat wings well.
4. Heat vegetable oil for deep frying.
5. Coat wings in marinated wings cornstarch before deep frying until golden brown.
6. After wings are golden brown, take them out and drain in paper towel.
7. Reheat oil and deep fry again for super crunchy wings (optional).
8. Take wings out and drain.
Direction for Cooking:
1. Heat sake in a cooking pan or wok. (350º or use the bread test)
2. Add minced garlic then chili oil.
3. Add serano peppers and red pepper flakes. Then add soy sauce and vinegar. Add cornstarch/water mixture and stir until sauce is thick.
4. When sauce is thick, add fried wings and stir until everything is well coated.
5. Turn off heat and place onto a serving tray. Garnish with the green onion and sesame seed (optional)