I haven't had much to do lately, so I've been re-reading the old Asian spam that slipped past Jed. Turns out some of those posts were actually recipes.
Mitch's friend (...) helped me to translate one of them , and so today I give you, "Koren fried meat, btices!"
Step #1. Get some meat. Apparently any kind of meat will do. That gives you lots of options if you live in, say, Kentucky. I went with chicken.
Step #2. Cut up the meat and marinate it with some grated garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, and rice wine.
It seemed like it could use more liquid, so I went off-script and added some beer as well.
Put that in the fridge and let it do its thing.
The recipe called for a sauce made from ketchup, sugar, water, chopped garlic, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, berry jam, and some of this shit.
Heat all of that in a pan until it thickens.
Mix together some flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, white pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, curry powder, and sugar.
Throw a handful of that into a bowl with the meat and mix it up.
Heat some oil to 375 and fry up the meat. Do this in small batches so it doesn't all stick together.
After all of the meat has been cooked, bump up the heat until the oil reaches 400 and then put all of the meat back in the pan for a minute or so. This will make the outside very crisp.
Add the fried meat to the pan with the sauce. Stir until the meat is thoroughly coated, and then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
If you really want your kitchen smelling like a shithole country, serve with some curried rice.
"So how was it?" you ask.
Well, it was good.
But given the number of inexpensive Asian restaurants in this area, it was no better (and actually more expensive to make) than what I could have ordered at the joint down the street.
It's unlikely I'll make it again, but if I do, I'll use fewer ingredients.