Just because its fried, it does not deserve to be labelled under the ‘bad for health’ category. Believe it or not a lot of children (who are under weight) are advised by the nutritionist to have fried food included in their diet. The key is actually not in avoiding this food or that but in keeping the right balance.
And also using the right ingredients, the right “OIL” in frying for example plays a vital part.
This is my ‘fine for your health’ fried chicken wing-stick recipe, perfectly crisp and crunchy, one that your kids will flip for!!
- 8 – 10 organic chicken wing-stick
- 1 tbsp Thai soy sauce (or salt, according to taste)
- 1 1/2 tbsp Thai oyster sauce
- 2 tsp paprika (if using)
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 litre, olive oil or coconut oil or peanut oil (if you can get your hands on, then this is the best option )for frying
- 1 deep bottom pot for frying ( it is vital that the food is covered in oil while deep frying. If you choose a wide bottom skillet or pan, you will be using a whole lot of oil to be able to do that. I use a basic stock pot for this purpose).
- Heat oil in your chosen pot. Set the heat on low-medium.
- In a mixing bowl, marinate the chicken wing-sticks with soy sauce, oyster sauce and paprika.
- Toss the chicken wings in he flour until all wings are covered entirely.
- Check that the oil is hot (not too hot, no smoke should be coming out). Carefully set about 5 pieces of the wings and fry in two batches to avoid congestion in the pan.
- Drain on paper towels before serving.
These wing-sticks are full of flavour, so they do not require any kind of dipping. But if you insist on one, try dripping them in a Thai sweet-chilli sauce. Yes, it has chilli. Yes, it is a tiny bit hot. But my 7 year old boys can stand the hot flavour and not only stand it, they absolutely love it. (Either way have a taste yourself and then decide if you want to let your child try it or not).
Well, all said and done.