Ayam Goreng Balut Kacang (Fried Chicken with Peanut Coat)

Ayam Goreng Balut Kacang

This is another dish we enjoyed so much in Bali and we replicated it at home.

In Bali we got it with plain rice (nasi putih)  and a tomatoes salsa served in a pretty tomato basked; at home we served it a pineapple salad (pineapple, yellow and red bell peppers, green onions, grated ginger, soya sauce and some drops roasted sesame oil).

This was a great success at home as well; I need to keep this recipe in a safe place!

You need:

  • 1 kg chicken pieces, cleaned

Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Batter:

  • 4 tablespoons wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water

Coating:

  • 1 cup peanuts, without skin and chopped

Preparetion:

  1. Cut chicken into 2 inch pieces or to taste.
  2. I removed the skin (personal taste) and left drumstick in one piece.
  3. Sprinkle chicken lemon juice, add garlic, ginger pepper and salt.
  4. Let rest for at least 30 minutes.
  5. In a bowl combine all the ingredient for the batter and stir until smooth.
  6. Dip each piece of chicken into the batter.
  7. Sprinkle and coat with the chopped peanuts.
  8. Fry in hot oil until dry lot and mature or fry in a pan on both side until golden and keep in the preheated warm oven until through and ready.

Serving suggestion: Serve with rice. You can serve it with a tropical salsa or with tomatoes salsa enriched with sambal.

Ayam Goreng Balut Kacang and Salad

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