My attempt at Momofuku Ko's Cold Fried Chicken

My attempt at Momofuku Ko's Cold Fried Chicken

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Darren Blanckensee

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"This is a dish I had at Momofuku Ko, it’s amazing. The best fried chicken I’ve ever had. I got the recipe off a YouTube video. https://youtu.be/K4C7PhCLlH0"

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

1380 min

Baking

180 min

Resting

480 min

Ingredients

2Servings
2
chicken drumsticks (skin-on)
187½ ml
flour (for coating)
½ tbsp
Corn starch
½ tbsp
salt
½ tsp
Special spices
½ tsp
Finishing salt
50 ml
beer
18¾ ml
vodka
62½ ml
soy sauce
¾ tbsp
sugar
½ tsp
hot sauce
100 ml
water
¼ tsp
lemon juice
62½ ml
soy sauce
62½ ml
water
100 ml
buttermilk
½ tbsp
salt
200 ml
canola oil

Utensils

3 bowls, wire rack, pot

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  • Step 1/14

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    • ½ tbsp salt
    • 62½ ml soy sauce
    • 100 ml water
    • 100 ml buttermilk
    • bowl

    Make the brine using the ingredients above. You can change up the quantities to something that is very salty but still tastes pretty good. Place the chicken in the brine and leave covered in the fridge overnight or for at minimum 6 hours.

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    • ½ tsp hot sauce
    • ¼ tsp lemon juice
    • 62½ ml soy sauce
    • 62½ ml water
    • ¾ tbsp sugar

    Now to make the glaze. Get a pot warm on medium high heat on the stove and put the ingredients above in and mix it up add salt and adjust ratios to taste. It should be sweet, salty, a little spicy and even less acidic.

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    • 2 chicken drumsticks (skin-on)
    • wire rack

    The next day or after six hours take the chicken out of the brine and put it on a rack and leave uncovered in the fridge for another hour.

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    • ½ tsp Special spices
    • ½ tbsp salt
    • 187½ ml flour (for coating)
    • ½ tbsp Corn starch
    • bowl

    Now we’re gonna make the dredge. Take the dry ingredients above and whisk together in a bowl.

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    • 50 ml beer
    • 18¾ ml vodka
    • bowl

    Now to make the batter. Take the wet ingredients above and mix together in a bowl. And combine with 1/3rd of the dredge mix from the previous step.

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    • 200 ml canola oil
    • pot

    We are going to deep fry the chicken 4 times. So take the chicken out of the fridge. This first time we dip the chicken in only the dry dredge. Coat it evenly and then deep fry in batches that fit nicely in your pot. For 2-3 minutes at 170 degrees Celsius.

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    Take the chicken out of the pot and rest them uncovered until they cool down to room temperature. Flip them every 10 minutes.

  • Step 8/14

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    For the second fry we’re going to dip the chicken in the batter and then back into the pot for another 2-3 minutes. This time at 180 degrees Celsius.

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    Take the chicken out of the pot and rest them again uncovered until they cool down to room temperature. Usually about 30 minutes.

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    For the third fry we’re going to dip the chicken back in the batter and then into the pot again at 180 degrees Celsius for 2 minutes.

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    Take the chicken out of the pot and rest them one last time uncovered until they cool down to room temperature. Usually about 30 minutes.

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    Then for our last fry we dip the chicken into the batter again and then fry for another 2 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.

  • Step 13/14

    This last step is to dip the chicken into the glaze we made earlier and then let it rest overnight covered in an airtight container in the fridge

  • Step 14/14

    • ½ tsp Finishing salt

    The next day take your cold chicken out of the fridge. Finish by sprinkling some finishing salt on the drumsticks and enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    My attempt at Momofuku Ko's Cold Fried Chicken

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