Created by dienia b on April 25, 2022
Step 1: Combine the 1 cup flour, ½ tsp black pepper, ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, 3 tbsp ground ginger, 1 tsp salt.
Step 2: Prepare an egg wash by whisking together the eggs and water.
Step 3: Season the chicken wings with salt and pepper, dip them in the egg wash and then dredge them in the flour mixture.
Step 4: Press the wings into the flour and spice mixture well to get good contact with the skin. This helps get very crispy wings.
Step 5: Drop the wings into a preheated 350 degree F deep fryer that's filled with canola oil for about 8-10 minutes or little longer for larger wings, until a medium golden brown.
Step 6: Sauce:
Step 7: Don’t walk away from this sauce
Step 8: It gets very hot when making the caramel base and can burn easily so pay careful attention while cooking it.
Step 9: In a small bowl
Step 10: Mix together the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ¼ cup water, toasted sesame seed oil, paprika, chili paste , salt, corn starch, garlic ginger.
Step 11: Set this mixture aside.
Step 12: In a wok
Step 13: Boil together the 1 cup of sugar and ¼ cup of water.
Step 14: Boil this over medium heat, watching constantly until the caramel starts to turn a light amber color and you can begin to smell the caramel.
Step 15: Do not stir.
Step 16: When it reaches this stage, give the other ingredients in the bowl a quick stir to make sure the corn starch is dissolved then add it all at once to the hot caramel.
Step 17: (Careful: This mixture is very hot and will release a lot of steam at this point!)
Step 18: Be careful at this stage because this sauce can foam up considerably for a few seconds and it is very hot. Simmer for only few minutes and remove from the heat and allow to cool down slightly.
Step 19: Pour the sauce over the fried chicken wings just before serving and give them a food toss to completely coat the wings.