Ayam Goreng

Posted September 4th, 2012 in Food 4 Comments »

When I feel like my body is needing “meat”, I often go with chicken rather than beef.  Red meat should contains more iron than white meat, but I don’t really crave for red ones.  Since I came to Australia I became little naughty….  I love occasional KFC now.  I didn’t like it before coming here and I was saying that how people can eat just KFC chicken for dinner.  Now I’ve became one of them.

Trying to save some money, I usually make fried chicken by myself.  They are not exactly KFC, but they are at least meat.  There are cheap mixed chicken pieces available from IGA near my house, though they need to be trimmed and washed before cooking.   Sometimes I make karaage or oven-roasted chicken with these meat, but tonight I made Ayam Goreng – Indonesian style fried chicken.

Although I wish I can, I don’t cook Ayam Goreng from scratch.  I use store-bought seasoning.  Different from karaage, Ayam Goreng is cooked in marinade before being deep-fried.  So you are basically frying cooked chicken.  Because the meat has been cooked through, you’ll just need a short time to deep-fry.   The oil should be very hot to give the crunchiness and golden colour.

How do you eat it?  I’m not an Indonesian who knows Ayam Goreng very well, but I know how I like to eat it.  I usually eat with steamed rice, some vegetables, boiled egg and sambal (chilli sauce).  I love sambal terasi with Ayam Goreng :-q

It’s got prawn or something?  I’m addicted to this distinct smell!


4 Comments on “Ayam Goreng”

  1. 1 Paul (@BlueKutsu) said at 8:56 pm on September 5th, 2012:

    If it’s not too much trouble, would love to see your recipe for this.

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 9:31 pm on September 5th, 2012:

    Hi Paul,

    Not at all 🙂

    I bought a pack of Ayam Goreng seasoning paste(which require 500g of chicken meat). The paste is mixture of some herbs and spices. Smells oriental.
    I used mixed chicken pieces with bone and skin as bone and skin give great flavour to the meat.
    You marinade chicken in this Ayam Goreng seasoning paste, then add 100ml of water. Bring the chicken + seasoning + water to boil until most liquid is gone.
    You can prepare until here and set the meat in the fridge before deep-frying. I did deep-fried straight away though. I was hungry :p

    Coat the chicken pieces with corn flour or plain flour, and deep-fry in hot oil.

    Enjoy with mixture of sambal & ketchup manis!

  3. 3 Paul (@BlueKutsu) said at 11:23 pm on September 11th, 2012:

    Cool! Thanks.

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 7:26 pm on September 12th, 2012:

    No prob 😉

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