Hey guys, Yuto here (@sudachi.recipes)
I’m very excited to share this “hailstone” style Karaage fried chicken today!
- Extremely crunchy
- Beautiful presentation
- Garlic flavour
If any of these things are up your street, the recipe is for you!
What is Karaage?
So what is karaage?
Karaage（から揚げ）basically means frying without a batter (unlike tempura) so it’s technically a cooking technique rather than a dish term. Despite that it often refers to Japanese fried chicken.
Different Flavours of Karaage
The most common flavours are:
- Salt base
- Soy sauce base
But these days, there are many other flavour twists. You can find things like:
- Spicy chilli
Today, I’m going to tell you the most basic way to make authentic karaage, if you like fried chicken in general, it’s definitely worth a try!
So what is the hailstone about?
For those who want to make standard style karaage, we have post up already so please check the authentic Japanese Karaage recipe out here!
Karaage with hailstones
I said “hailstone style” in the title, but it’s not like an established style really. I just made up the term!
So imagine the hailstones, little white balls probably very crunchy if you actually eat (I’ve never done it though) With this recipe, you can have this hailstone effect on fried chicken!
That is to say, you get an extremely crunchy texture!
How do you make the hailstones?
Hailstone effect can be achieved just with water and corn starch. If you mix it in certain way, you can make hailstones.
I will tell you the secret in today’s recipe!
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Karaage mean?
Japanese Karaage Association defines Karaage（から揚げ or 空揚げ） as “Dishes that are lightly sprinkled with flour or starch on the ingredients and fried in oil.
They also state that “In general, many people imagine Karaage as deep-fried chicken, but it is by no means limited. Other type of meat, Fish, Vegetables can also be called Karaage.
What is the difference between Katsu and Karaage?
There are a few differences between Katsu and Karaage, but the biggest difference would be meat is coated with flour, egg and panko for Katsu but at least panko is definitely not used for Karaage.
Does Karaage have bones?
Boneless chicken thigh is mostly used but some people might use drumsticks or wings, so in that case yes.Print