This recipe is my own version of the recipe for the official Belle’s Fried Chicken Sandwich. I’ve turned it into a wing recipe as we’re more fried chicken people, if it comes down to it.
Chicken Wings (7-8)
Oil for deep-frying
1.5 cups plain flour
2 tbsp of the spicy seasoning
Masala chicken fat:
100ml of hot oil
50g melted butter
1tsp smoked paprika
1tsp cayenne pepper
1tbsp smoked paprika
1tbsp cayenne pepper
1tbsp onion powder
1tbsp garlic powder
1tbsp salt and pepper
Make the spice mix by mixing all the spiced listed together, store in an airtight bottle as you will have extra.
To make the seasoned flour, mix the spice mix and flour and place in a plastic box with a lid. I find that placing a wing in here and shaking it is the easiest way to get an even coating, and avoid getting too messy.
To make the masala fat, mix all ingredients together and put aside.
Flour the chicken and let it sit in the fridge for four hours. At this point flour again and place back in the fridge for a a few more hours. This will allow it to develop flour glue.
Take the chicken out the fridge about 30 minutes before you plan on cooking, this is to allow the chicken to come to room temperature.
Re-flour the chicken wings and cook in a small deep fryer (or deep pan filled with oil) for 9-12 minutes at 178 degrees. Avoid adding more than 2–3 wings in one batch.
Once the chicken is fried, take it out and dunk in masala chicken fat, which should be at room temperature. Season well with salt, pepper and the spicy seasoning. For the kids I go the masala fat and avoid the spicy mix.