Spooky Chicken Kara-Age Mummies
Japan Centre is in a Halloween mood and we’ve come up with a creative yet tasty recipe for your Halloween party. These Spooky Chicken Kara-Age Mummies are made using crispy, seasoned kara-age chicken bites full of taste and spices, wrapped in harumaki spring roll skin strips for a ghoulish twist!
Just a few ingredients are all you need to add a Japanese touch to your Halloween party. Follow our Spooky Chicken Kara-Age Mummies recipe and make your own creatures from the crypt… their days are certainly numbered once on your dining table!
• 400g Chicken Breast Fillets
• 2 sachets Kara-age Chicken Seasoned Flour
• 4 tsps Sesame Oil
• 1/4 sheet Nori Seaweed
• 1 sheet Harumaki Spring Roll Wrapper (defrosted)
• 1 slice of Cheese
• 8 Bamboo Skewers (optional)
How to prepare
Begin by cutting your chicken breast fillets in long strips of about 50g each. Once done, grab a clean plastic bag and put them in before sprinkling on the kara-age chicken seasoned flour.
Shake your plastic bag, making sure the kara-age flour and the chicken breast fillets mix well, coating the fillets. Leave to stand for a few minutes so the chicken absorbs the full flavour of the spices.
Grab a frying pan and glug in some sesame oil over a medium heat. Once the pan is hot enough, add the chicken breast fillets coated with seasoned flour. If there is some flour left in the bag, just spread it evenly on the chicken. Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for two minutes.
Once the chicken breast fillets have turned a golden brown, remove the lid and raise the heat to high, before turning them over and shaking the pan gently or stirring. This final step will make them even crispier.
While your chicken is cooling down, grab a sheet of harumaki spring roll wrappers and cut some strips to make the kara-age mummies’ bandages.
Cut little squares of nori seaweed and place them where you want to draw your mummy’s face. Once done, stick the bandages on with a bit of water.
Now let’s go back to our frying pan. Splash a bit more sesame oil in the pan and let your mummies cook for one or two minutes on each side. Take your slice of cheese and cut it to make the eyes. Place each mummy on a bamboo skewer if you want some mummy yakitori. To go with the spooky party mood, grab a refreshing Japanese beer from our selection of crates or a bubbly ramune soda.
Tips and information
• If you don’t have any special kara-age flour or prefer your kara-age deep-fried, just follow our online recipe.
• Japan Centre offers great accessories if you want to give to your mummies or onigiri rice balls a kawaii look. Check our smiley nori seaweed punch, our bento decorating pen or our emoticon nori seaweed punch.