Red fermented bean curd (in Mandarin: 紅腐乳 hóngfǔrǔ, or 南乳 nánrǔ) is a type of Chinese fermented bean curd. Red yeast rice is incorporated with brining liquor during fermenting which contributed to its deep-red colour and distinctively flavour and aroma. Red fermented bean curd is good to be used as marinade for meat, such as chicken or pork, and Red Bean Curd Fried Chicken Wing is one of the best.

CHINESE VERSION: 南乳(红腐乳)炸鸡翼

Nam Yue fried chicken wings

 

红腐乳炸鸡翼

Red Bean Curd (Nam Yue) Fried Chicken Wings | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 8

Ingredients:

  • 8 chicken wings (cleaned)
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Ingredients for marinade:

  • 40 g (about 2 pieces) red fermented bean curd
  • 1 clove (7 g) garlic (minced)
  • 1 bulb (10 g) shallot (minced)
  • 1 (45 g) egg (size: M)
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp fine sugar
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt

Directions:

1 Dry cleaned chicken wings with kitchen towels.

Nam Yue fried chicken wings

 

2 Pierce chicken wings with holes using a fork.

Nam Yue fried chicken wings

3 Put all ingredients for marinade in a zip-lock bag, mix well. Put in chicken wings, zip the bag, coat each well with marinade.

Nam Yue fried chicken wings

 

4 Keep refrigerated to marinate for at least 3 hours. (Reminder: You may marinate the wings longer for better taste.)

Nam Yue fried chicken wings

5 Add rice flour and cornstarch to marinated chicken wings, mix well.

Nam Yue fried chicken wings

6 Preheat cooking oil to 170°C/340°F, turn to medium-low heat. Put in chicken wings, fry for about 6-7 minutes, until golden brown.

Nam Yue fried chicken wings

7 Turn to medium-high heat for about 45 seconds before removing from oil.

Nam Yue fried chicken wings

8 Put fried chicken wings on strainer ladle to drain off the oil.

Nam Yue fried chicken wings