These chicken strips are not asmuch of a patchke as the large bonedchicken pieces are to handle and theyperfectly satisfy my personal friedchicken craving. By making them intosmall portions, I find it easy to eat justenough. You can dip these into anysauce you like such as duck sauce,wasabi sauce, mango sauce, flavoredmayonnaise, or mustard.
- 5 chicken cutlets, cut into 1x5-inch strips -
- 1 cup rice flour -
- 1 cup cold club soda (seltzer) -
- 2 egg whites -
- 1 tsp sesame oil -
- ½ tsp salt -
- ½ tsp curry powder -
- 4 ice cubes -
- 1 cup fine, dried coconut -
- oil for frying -
1. In medium bowl, place the rice flour, club soda, egg whites, sesame oil, salt, and curry powder. Mix with a fork until ingredients are mixed together, but the batter does not need to be smooth. Add the ice cubes and stir around; they do not need to melt. In a shallow bowl, place the coconut.
2. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a medium saucepan until a thermometer registers 365°–375°F. One at a time, dip 4–5 strips into the batter, shake off excess batter, and then roll in the coconut. Add to the oil and cook 3–4 minutes on each side, until golden.
3. Place on paper towels for about 30 seconds and then place on a wire rack to cool.
4. Repeat several batches until done