Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Japanese Fried Chicken

By Mike Smith

I love travelling to Japan, for many reason. The number one reason on my list is the food. From city to city, you get a totally different sampling of cuisine. Things can differ so much from hiroshima to tokyo and everywhere in between. One thing that is constant though is the introduction of American food to Japan. You can find hamburgers, barbecue chicken and fried chicken in most major cities in Japan. And the fried chicken legs are to die for in Japan! Next time you are in Japan you have to try them out. In the meantime, you can make them at home pretty easily.

I know it sounds really weird, but you can get great fried chicken in Japan. Usually, you think of Japanese food as sushi and fish, but there is so much more to offer with Japanese food. Japanese are really good at taking a foreign dish and making it uniquely Japanese. Just like fried chicken legs. It's very simple to make and if you have a huge family to feed (especially children), it's quite economical.

Here are the ingredients you will need to make Japanese Fried Chicken Legs: 12 Chicken Legs, 2 Tablespoons Milk, 1 Teaspoon Salt, 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder, 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour, Vegetable Oil for frying and that's it.

Now, it's time to cook and the cooking directions are so simple. Directions: Put salt and garlic powder on chicken legs and leave them for 10 minutes in a bowl. Put milk on the chicken. Spread flour on dried chicken legs. Heat oil in a deep frying pan to 350 degrees and fry the chicken legs for 10 minutes. Simple, right?

Once you give this dish a try, you'll end up making it weekly. It's delicious and cheap, so it's perfect for a family that is on a food budget. After you make this you'll have to admit that the Japanese can make some good fried chicken legs. Next time in Japan, check out their fried food places...they are awesome.

Be sure to try other types of fried or grilled Japanese food, like grilled chicken or fried vegetables, also known as tempura in Japanese. Good luck grilling and frying.

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