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Butter Fried Chicken (Ayam Goreng Romboter) Recipe

Butter Fried Chicken (Ayam Goreng Romboter) Recipe

Butter Fried Chicken (Ayam Goreng Romboter) Recipe

Different regions of Indonesia have unique versions of dishes. One delicacy that seems to be extremely popular is the Butter Fried Chicken. Around the world, this dish is incredibly common and viewed as nothing particularly special. In Indonesia though, the mastery of chicken preparation is at a completely different level. Versions of fried chicken range from the super crispy with thick skins á la KFC to the super savory with a light, airy and crumbly exterior. Butter Fried Chicken is one of my all time favorites, crisp and packed with luscious flavor.

Ingredients :

    • Oil for deep-frying
    • 1 fresh chicken, cut into serving pieces
    • 3 tablespoons garlic powder + 1 teaspoon for the butter
    • 2 teaspoon salt + 1 teaspoon for the butter
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 12 tablespoons butter (11/2 sticks/ 175 g)

Method :

    1. Heat enough oil for deep-frying in a large wok over medium high heat.
    2. Rinse the chicken pieces thoroughly and place in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle all the spices evenly over all the chicken, rubbing gently into the skin. Allow the chicken to sit for 10 minutes.
    3. Deep-fry the chicken a few pieces at a time, as many as the wok will allow without overcrowding. Cook on each side for approximately 5 to 6 minutes. Larger pieces such as breasts may require longer cooking times. Drain the cooked pieces on paper towels before transferring to a serving plate.
    4. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over high heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1 teaspoon of salt until thoroughly mixed. Drizzle the melted butter over the fried chicken just before serving.