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  • Pretani
    Pretani Posts: 2,279 Forumite
    edited 28 January 2010 at 10:50PM
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    kwaichi wrote: »
    SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN

    If you prefer the big chicken balls then cube chicken

    Make a batter by mixing a whole whisked egg with 100g of self raising flour. Allow to settle for about 5 mins and then dip chicken into mixture.

    Deep fry in peanut oil (it's a lot more expensive than veg oil but it's worth it for your health and flavour)

    I personally prefer making a beer batter for my chicken. I just mix some beer with some self raising flour (no egg involved).

    I can't get my chicken balls to puff up like the take-a-way ones. what could be wrong? My oil temp maxs out at 180.

    the take-a-way ones are light and crispy on the outside and quite stoggy as you go into the chicken.
  • Crisp_£_note
    Crisp_£_note Posts: 1,525 Forumite
    edited 29 January 2010 at 12:02AM
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    Hi

    I would like to know please how to cook chinese chicken curry. I have seen the recipie for chip shop curry sauce but its not the one I mean sorry.

    I have had the Chinese chicken curry at a local resteraunt a couple of times (hubby loves it) and its almost the consistancy of a thick soup rather than having large chicken pieces in it. Plus would it be possible to cook it in a Slow Cooker?

    Also do you have a recipie for the pineapple / banana fritter and suace as these are another fave of mine along with the prawn crackers, thinking about it chinese is one of my faves especialy chow mein with beansprouts and crisoy seaweed yum!


    Thanks in advance.
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  • ~Chameleon~
    ~Chameleon~ Posts: 11,956 Forumite
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    Hi

    I would like to know please how to cook chinese chicken curry. I have seen the recipie for chip shop curry sauce but its not the one I mean sorry.

    I have had the Chinese chicken curry at a local resteraunt a couple of times (hubby loves it) and its almost the consistancy of a thick soup rather than having large chicken pieces in it. Plus would it be possible to cook it in a Slow Cooker?

    They usually use a ready made curry paste concentrate that is then watered down to required consistency. You can buy this from an oriental/ethnic grocer.

    Also do you have a recipie for the pineapple / banana fritter and suace as these are another fave of mine along with the prawn crackers, thinking about it chinese is one of my faves especialy chow mein with beansprouts and crisoy seaweed yum!


    Thanks in advance.

    This is the best recipe for banana fritters that I know of..... http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/bananafritters_76331.shtml
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  • boydE
    boydE Posts: 376 Forumite
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    Just found this thread, must say alot of these recipes are going to keep going for a while. Thanks to kwaichi for all your time and effort, you have done a great job. I have recently started chinese cooking in the kitchen and have a seasoned wok to do all the cooking, can i say the carbon steel woks from the londonwok company are great, the food tastes alot better with a proper authentic chinese utensil.

    I have made

    fried chicken and mushroom curry
    chicken fried rice
    chicken and mushroom fried rice
    special fried rice
    chicken foo yung

    my next treat will be fried chicken and mushroom and beef with ginger and spring onion.

    kwaichi keep up the good work :money:
  • katgirlie
    katgirlie Posts: 111 Forumite
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    This thread is brilliant! Thanks so much to everyone who contributed.

    If Kwai or any of the other chinese food experts are still around, I wonder if anyone can tell me how to make crispy smoked chicken? It's my boyfriend's favourite and I would be the best girlfriend ever if I was able to cook that!!

    Thanks in anticipation!
    Katy
  • arkonite_babe
    arkonite_babe Posts: 7,375 Forumite
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    katgirlie wrote: »
    This thread is brilliant! Thanks so much to everyone who contributed.

    If Kwai or any of the other chinese food experts are still around, I wonder if anyone can tell me how to make crispy smoked chicken? It's my boyfriend's favourite and I would be the best girlfriend ever if I was able to cook that!!

    Thanks in anticipation!
    Katy

    I would love that recipe too. The only ingredient I know for sure is red bean sauce. Anyone seen kwai lately???:D
  • longbaygirl
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    Just made the chicken (instead of beef) & black bean. Fantastic! My OH said it was better than the local take-away. Enough for 4 hungry people cost me less than half what it would have cost in the Chinese.

    Really easy to do from scratch - don't bother with a ready made jar. I got a big pack of black beans from chinese supermarket for 99p which will last for loads.

    Did the sweet and sour too - fab!

    Will try crispy beef tomorrow
  • longbaygirl
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    Crispy beef and peking duck amazing - just like the take away. Noodles not so good, but probably just me.
  • LJM
    LJM Posts: 4,535 Forumite
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    wow in all the time ive been on this site i cant believe ive missed this thread i absoulutely adore chinease food and will definately be giving some of these a go many thanks
    :xmastree:Is loving life right now,yes I am a soppy fool who believes in the simple things in life :xmastree:
  • kingchristo88
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    this is a great thread i would love to know how to make orange chicken and also chinese spare ribs i would just like to say thanks to kwai your my hero
    hope you can help with these recipes carnt wait to get cookin
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