Tori-tem -Chicken Tempura-

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Tori-tem -Chicken Tempura-

Tori-tem is local cooking in Oita, Japan.It is a typical Japanese home cooked dish.I do not know the difference between Tori-tem and fried chicken.I like Tori-tem only a little than fried chicken.Tori-tem go with Japanese sake.Let’s try to cook Tori-tem!
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  • 200 g chicken brast
  • 1/4 piece ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp(30 ml) sake
  • 2 tsp(10 ml) sesame oil
  • Pepper, to your taste
  • Tempura batter
  • 1 cup (180 ml) 1 beaten egg mixed with cold water
  • 1 cup (200 ml) flour
  • 1 tsp(5 ml) sake
  • 2 tsp(10 ml) vinegar
  • Frying oil, as needed

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  1. Poke holes into the surface of the chicken with fork.Cut the chicken into bite-size.
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  3. Mix grated ginger, salt, sugar, sake, sesame oil, pepper and marinate the chicken.Blend the flavors into the chicken by rubbing.Leave for 20 minutes.
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  5. For standard tempura batter, use equal parts egg-water and flour, sake, vinegar.Put the egg-water, sake, vinegar into a bowl and mix well, then add the flour and stir.It’s OK if some flour remains on the surface.
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  7. Heat the flying oil to between 170 and 180 degrees.Remove the excess moisture from the chicken and Batter the chicken.Let the excess batter drip out, then fry.
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  9. When the popping sound decreases and it looks crispy, remove from the oil.
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  11. Place it on a rack, without stacking, and let the excess oil drain.Serve on a serving dish.
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It is yummy when you eat with vinegar soy sauce or mustard soy sauce.