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Drums of Heaven
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24 double bone chicken wings
4 to 6 cloves garlic, peeled and mashed
2 teaspoons chili paste, divided into two parts
2 scallions, sliced
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon MSG (optional)
dash of salt
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
3 cups vegetable oil
1. Remove thin bone from each chicken wing and push meat to one end on the remaining one.
2. Mix mashed garlic, chili paste, scallion pieces, soy sauce, vinegar, ground white pepper, and MSG if using it, and the salt. Marinate, in the refrigerator, the lollipop-shaped chicken pieces in this mixture for two hours.
3. Mix flour, cornstarch, eggs, salt, six tablespoons of the oil, to make a batter.
4. Heat oil, dip the marinated chicken wings into the batter, drain any excess, and deep fry them for three or four minutes until crisp and brown; then drain on paper towels, and serve.