• 6servings

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Lipids, Cellulose
MineralsNatrium, Phosphorus, Cobalt

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- --

  2. 3 tablespoons peppersalt -- see below

  3. 1 tablespoon dry sherry

  4. 4 scallions

  5. 3 pounds whole chicken -- - cleaned

  6. 8 cups - boiling water

  7. 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  8. 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

  9. 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  10. 8 cups oil -- for deep frying

  11. --peppersalt--

  12. 2 tablespoons Szechuan peppercorns

  13. 2 tablespoons salt

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Put Peppersalt and sherry in a large bowl; pound scallions with the broad side of a cleaver, then chop into 1 inch lengths; add to peppersalt mixture. Rinse chicken in cold water; pat dry with paper towels; rub inside and outside with peppercorn mixture; refrigerate chicken for 8 hours.

  2. Pour 4 cups boiling water into a wok or large pot; place chicken in a baking dish in steamer or on steamer rack over boiling water; cover wok and steam the chicken over medium heat about 2 hours until meat is very tender, adding more boiling water as needed. Remove wok from heat; let cool slightly before removing chicken; pat chicken dry and let cool; brush soy sauce all over chicken.

  3. Combine flour and cornstarch; dust chicken with mixture; heat oil in a wok over high heat to 350F; carefully lower chicken into hot oil with tongs; deep fry 2 minutes; remove chicken from oil with tongs; set aside. Reheat oil to 350F and carefully submerge chicken in hot oil again; deep fry 1 minute or until chicken is browned and crisp; remove and let cool a few minutes. Use a heavy, sharp cleaver to chop cooked chicken into small serving pieces.

  4. servings.

  5. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-low heat 1 minute; add peppercorns and stir-fry for 5 minutes; remove saucepan from heat and let cool; grind peppercorns into a fine powder with a mortar and pestle; add salt, mix well. Store in a tightly covered container. Makes about one cup.


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