Fried chicken

Fried chicken

Ayam goreng jawa (Java)

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Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 small chicken
1-2 cups all-purpose coconut milk
1 stalk lemongrass, bruised
salt, to taste
sugar, to taste (optional)
vegetable oil, for frying

Paste spices

Quantity Ingredient
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
2 chillies, seeded and sliced
2.5cm piece fresh galangal, chopped
or 1/2 teaspoon galangal powder
1cm piece fresh turmeric
or 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 candlenuts, roasted and roughly smashed
or raw almonds or macadamia nuts
3 shallots, sliced

Method

  1. Cut the chicken into serving pieces. To make the spice paste, first grind the coriander seeds to a powder. Grind the rest of the paste spices, adding the ground coriander.
  2. Blend the spice paste well with the coconut milk. Pour the mixture into a wok, add the lemongrass, salt and sugar to taste. Put in the chicken pieces, stir well, and let them marinate for an hour or so if you have time.
  3. Put the wok on the heat and bring the chicken mixture to the boil. Allow to simmer, stirring all the time, until the chicken is tender and the gravy has dried out. Remove from the stove and lift out the chicken pieces. Finally, heat plenty of oil in a pan and fry the spiced chicken pieces until they are brown.
  4. The amount of coconut milk needed in this and the following Ayam Goreng and Ayam Panggang recipes is variable, depending on the nature of the chicken. ‘Real’ free-range chickens will need more liquid than fresh battery hens to allow them to cook. If you use soft frozen chickens (which I don’t recommend) they will require very little.
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