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Deep-Fried Eight-Piece Chicken

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Chicken
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 sl Fresh ginger root
  • 1 Scallion stalk
  • 1/4 c Flour
  • 2 tb Sherry
  • Oil for deep-frying


1. Wipe chicken with a damp cloth. With a cleaver, chop bird, bones and
all, in 8 pieces, each approximately the same size.

2. Beat egg lightly. Mince ginger root and scallion; then add to egg, along
with flour and sherry. Blend to a smooth batter.

3. Dip chicken in batter to coat. Meanwhile heat oil.

4. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and deep-fry until golden. Drain on
paper toweling and serve.

NOTE: This dish is said to date back to 600 A.D. Some cooks prepare it by
disjointing the legs and wings, then chopping breast and back each in half
for a total of 8 pieces. The breast and wings need less cooking than the
drumsticks and should be removed from the hot oil first.

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