Enjoy this Vietnamese-inspired street food recipe, whether you’re hosting a game day party or looking for a delicious snack.
Makes 6 servings
¾ oz. fresh-peeled garlic cloves
¼ oz. fresh cilantro
¼ oz. fresh mint
3 oz. vegetable oil
2 ¼ lb. bone-in, skin-on chicken wings
Vegetable oil (if needed for frying)
6 Tbsp. fish sauce
6 Tbsp. granulated sugar
Step 1: Thinly slice the garlic cloves. Wash and pick the cilantro and mint; cut roughly. Preheat your fryer to 350°F or oven to 425°F bake.
Step 2: In a skillet, pour 3 oz. of vegetable oil. Heat, but not to a smoking point. Remove it from the heat and add the garlic. Let the heat reduce in the skillet.
Step 3: Return the skillet to medium-low heat and cook the garlic until golden. Drain with a spoon or strainer onto paper towels. Set aside for garnish.
Step 4: Fry the chicken wings in your fryer or bake for 15-20 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove them from the fryer or oven and keep warm.
Step 5: Heat a wok or skillet until hot. Add the fish sauce and sugar. Stir to form a syrup. Add the wings to the syrup and toss to coat well. Allow to heat through.
Step 6: Place the wings in a serving vessel. Garnish with cilantro, mint, and garlic crisps.