I love anything that's been fried. Since I can't really eat fried food at restaurants (not like I go out to eat often) I have to make everything at home. I have made this recipe a few times, it's super simple and soo flavorful and really really good. I almost always just buy chicken thighs since they are cheapest, but last time I cut up a whole chicken and it was just as good. This isn't your regular fried chicken, the meat is incredible and moist and flavorful and juicy, while the skin is crisp and oh so good. Yum.
This is Pim's recipe, but I never have all the right things to follow her recipe exactly. This is how I make it, with things I always have in the house.
oil for frying
6 cloves of garlic, peeled and slightly crushed
1/2 t pepper
3/4 t salt
1/3 c fish sauce
1-2 T hot sauce
1 T ginger, sliced thinly
1/2 c rice flour
1/2 c sweet rice flour
1/2 t chili powder
In a large bowl, mix together garlic, pepper, salt, fish sauce, hot sauce, and ginger. Dump the chicken into the bowl, toss to coat, and let rest in the fridge for half an hour (or longer).
Preheat oven to 350 (skip this if you're using boneless chicken). Heat 3/4" of oil over medium heat.
Mix the rice flours and chili powder together. Take chicken pieces out of marinade, shake off any ginger or garlic pieces, and dredge meat in flour mixture. Fry in batches, a few minutes per side, until crisp and browned. If your meat isn't cooked (cut into a piece, if the juice doesn't run clear then keep cooking. Or, meat should be around 160 degrees), place on a cookie sheet and bake 10-15 minutes until all the meat is cooked.