Korean style hot wings

Discussion in 'Discada' started by dirtsailor2003, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A bit different, I was craving that thin crust deep fried hot wings you can only get at good Korean BBQ.

    So here we go. Key to making the crispy wings is all in the batter. It's pretty simple but there are a few key ingredients.

    First you want to do is air dry your wings. Mix 1/4 cup of corn starch, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 2 tablespoons of kosher salt. I do this in a ziplock. This about enough for 1 pound. Coat the wings completely with the mixture. Place the wings on a rack over a pan and place in fridge. Best to do this overnight, minimum time is 1 hour.

    While waiting for the wings to dry mix up the finishing sauce. I made a sweet spicy sauce.

    1/4 cup gochujang (I used Sambal Oelek)
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    1 tablespoon rice wine vineger
    3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
    3 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
    1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
    1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

    When your wings have dried it's time to fry. I used peanut oil and ran the temp around 350-370.

    While the oil is heating up its time to make the batter.

    For the batter you need 1/2 cup corn starch, 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup vodka, 1/2 +/- cup water, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Mix everything together except water. Slowly whisk in water watch the consistency. The batter needs to ribbon off the whisk when raised and it should disappear into the batter. I used Bend distillery hatch chili vodka. It did add a bit of heat to the batter.

    When the oils hot working in batches place 3-4!wings in batter. Pull out and allow batter to drain off chicken. Place in oil. Rotate and move chicken around. Pull out when chicken is golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Repeat until done.

    Sauce and Serve!

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    Smoke away!!!
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2016
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Now those are some tasty looking wings!:drool
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They are soooooooo good!
     
  4. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome! 

    When the temps get back down 'round here, I'm going to pull my disc back out. 

    I like your use of a wheel for a base. I've been using an inverted turkey fryer which works well but can be a little unstable..
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you!

    Yeah the burner is rock solid. Easy way to set up and the three legs makes it easy to level up.
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nicely done. Those things are an art...JJ
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you JJ! My craving has been satisfied for now. I know what's for breakfast tomorrow!!!!
     
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job Case!

    They look delicious!

    Point!

    Al
     
  9. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Oh man, sign me up for at least a dozen of those!
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Al! Digging in for a breakfast round of wings right now.
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you! Wings for breakfast!
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There were a few leftover so I decided to see how good they are leftover. Not as crisp which inexpected, but not terrible either. A quick dip in the fryer would probably crisp them back up, but it's too early for that!


     
  13. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, another recipe to add to the collection. Will be trying this one!
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You're welcome! Super tasty!
     
  15. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Case thanks I saved the recipe incase I want to fry some Chicken. Points 

    Richie
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Richie! These are really tasty, even without the sauce! However I highly recommend the sauce too!!!
     
  17. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Case, wow! those are amazing, I'll be saving this one to try later, I love spicy!

    Thanks for the awesome recipe.

     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you RHD! These are tasty. I don't make deep fried very often but that may change! On a side note the sauce would work good as a glaze if one wanted to just smoke these and not deep fry them.
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dominate all the leftovers. There's still sauce left which means I'll be using it on another smoke!!!
     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So this morning I did a bit of an experiment. I'm not a big fan of maple syrup, so I usually wont have pancakes or waffles for breakfast. I had this strange idea that the sauce from this would be good on pancakes or waffles. Guess what, it is good on waffles! The south has chicken and waffles. The Pacific Northwest now has Hot wings and Waffles! Watch out world!
     

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