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Deep-Fried Whole Chicken

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Chicken
  • 1 -(up to)
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Sherry
  • 1 Scallion stalk
  • 3 sl Fresh ginger root
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • Pepper


1. Wipe chicken with a damp cloth. Rub salt and sherry into its skin.

2. Cut scallion stalk in half; slice ginger root; then place both inside
cavity. Hang bird up to dry in a cool, airy place 1 to 2 hours (see
"How-to Section".)

3. Heat oil. place chicken in a wire basket or large long-handled Chinese
strainer. Lower bird gently into oil and baste constantly inside and out
until it turns golden.

4. Drain on paper toweling. Let cool slightly, then chop in bite-size
pieces. Sprinkle with pepper and serve.

NOTE: The double or triple method of deep-frying can be used here. Lift the
bird out of the oil entirely once or twice and let cool slightly. Reheat
the oil each time.

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