INDONESIAN FRIED CHICKEN (for four)
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