INDONESIAN FRIED CHICKEN

INDONESIAN FRIED CHICKEN (for four)

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1 (2-1/2 to 3 pound) chicken, cut into serving pieces

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons light soy sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon ground cumin

½ tablespoon turmeric

oil for deep frying

 


 

1. Place the chicken in a mixing bowl and add the salt, soy sauce, sugar, lemon juice, cumin and turmeric. Massage well so that the pieces are thoroughly coated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

2. Heat the oil for deep frying to 370*. Add the chicken pieces one at a time and cook until golden brown. Drain on paper toweling.

 

from Craig Claiborne,The New York Times Cookbook

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