Fried Chicken Steamed Buns by aaron.alterman

Fried Chicken Steamed Buns

aaron.alterman

Cook

2 hr

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Ingredients

Fried Chicken

1 egg

80 g (1/3c) Water

40 g (1/3c) Flour

2 Flour

2 ½ tbsp Tbsp Garlic Powder

2 ½ tbsp Tbsp Onion Powder

2 tbsp Tbsp Ginger Powder

1 tsp MSG

pinch Big Pinch Salt

Chicken Thighs

Gochujang Sauce

4 cloves Cloves Grated Garlic

1 ½ inch Inches Grated Ginger

70 g (1/4c) Gochujang

2 tbsp Tbsp Soy Sauce

1 tbsp Tbsp Rice Vin

1 tbsp Tbsp Sesame Oil

1/4c Water

tbsp Cornstarch Slurry 1 water + 1 Tbsp Cornstarch

50 g Honey

Steamed Buns

180 g milk

3 g dry active yeast

10 g sugar

3 g baking powder

½ tsp salt

290 g All-Purpose flour

Asian Cucumber Salad

1 english cucumber

3 pinch of salt

3 tbsp Tbsp Rice Vin

1 tbsp Tbsp Sugar

½ tsp soy sauce

1 tsp sesame seeds

½ tsp gochuaru

pinch another of salt if needed

Directions

Fried Chicken

Step 1

Mix the water, egg, and flour together for the wet batter

1 egg

80 g (1/3c) Water

40 g (1/3c) Flour

Step 2

Mix the flour and seasoning for the dry batter (MSG is optional)

2 Flour

2 ½ tbsp Tbsp Garlic Powder

2 ½ tbsp Tbsp Onion Powder

pinch Big Pinch Salt

1 tsp MSG

2 tbsp Tbsp Ginger Powder

Step 3

Cut up your chicken thighs into bite sized pieces

Chicken Thighs

Step 4

Coat the chicken in the dry batter, then into the wet batter, then into the dry batter again. As soon as they're breaded fry them in 350°F oil until they're golden brown and crispy. You could also optionally double fry them, once at 300 and then again at 350, but with small pieces like this I usually just opt for once.

Step 5

Once fried, while the chicken is still hot, coat in the sauce (best if the sauce is also hot).

Step 6

Assemble in the steamed buns with the cucumbers and scallions.

Gochujang Sauce

Step 1

Glug in a neutral oil with the garlic and ginger and cook for a minute until super fragrant.

4 cloves Cloves Grated Garlic

1 ½ inch Inches Grated Ginger

Step 2

Add the gochujang and cook for another minute.

70 g (1/4c) Gochujang

Step 3

Add the honey and cook for another minute.

50 g Honey

Step 4

Add in the soy sauce, vinegar and water and cook for another couple minutes.

2 tbsp Tbsp Soy Sauce

1 tbsp Tbsp Rice Vin

1/4c Water

Step 5

Once its reduced a little add the slurry and cook for another 30 seconds to one minute. You can add more or less water depending on how thick you want your sauce. I originally didn't add the water and felt the sauce was a little too thick so I thinned it out with some water. Finish with the Sesame oil.

tbsp Cornstarch Slurry 1 water + 1 Tbsp Cornstarch

1 tbsp Tbsp Sesame Oil

Steamed Buns

Step 1

Heat the milk to 110-115°F, add sugar and yeast and let sit for 5-10 minutes.

180 g milk

3 g dry active yeast

10 g sugar

Step 2

Then add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix together until shaggy dough forms. Let sit for another 5-10 minutes and then knead the dough for 5-10 minutes until nice and smooth.

3 g baking powder

½ tsp salt

290 g All-Purpose flour

Step 3

Form into a ball and let rise for about 1.5 hours until doubled in size. Punch it down and now we have 2 options. You can either roll the whole thing out and punch out circles, or you can divide into equal pieces and roll each one out individually. Rolling the whole thing out is a little less tedious and you can always reuse the scrap dough to make something else if you want.

Step 4

Once you have the circles you want to rub down the top with a neutral oil and fold over the top. Roll it down a little bit to make sure the top is smooth, place in the steamer basket and let rise for another 30 minutes or so.

Step 5

Once risen again, steam them for about 12 minutes. If you don't want to let them rise in the basket you can let them rise on parchment paper cut into individual squares for easy transfer into the steamer.

Asian Cucumber Salad

Step 1

slice up the cucumber, salt it generously and let sit for 15 minutes.

1 english cucumber

3 pinch of salt

Step 2

Rinse off the salt and dry off the cucumbers before adding everything else to the cucumbers. Let sit for at least 15 minutes before eating.

3 tbsp Tbsp Rice Vin

1 tsp sesame seeds

½ tsp soy sauce

1 tbsp Tbsp Sugar

½ tsp gochuaru

pinch another of salt if needed

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