(This post is sponsored by Hamilton Beach, however all opinions are my own)
The words “Asian Fusion” used to make me cringe. It conjured images of pale green wasabi mash potatoes and bland sesame crusted tuna. But fusion food has come a long way in the past 5 years. Asian is no longer synonymous with Chinese, and our understanding of Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, and Korean food has grown exponentially. This has paid off in the kitchen, where chefs not longer just add soy, ginger, and garlic to give a dish an Asian flare.
As a half-Korean, I’m the human version of Asian fusion. And as such, one would assume I would be well versed in Korean cooking. However I’ve largely avoided it, always assuming it was something only a Korean grandmother could teach.
But with the New Year came a new resolve to learn, so I came up with the Korean Chicken and Waffle Sandwich. If you’ve never had Korean fried chicken, you’re in for a treat. It’s double fried with a cornstarch-based batter that gives it an exceptional crunch. The crust holds up beautifully to the sweet and spicy sauce, and the waffle “bun” makes the whole mess easy to eat. I was pleased with the results and felt it was a fitting fusion of my Korean and southern roots.
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And you can find the recipe over on the Hamilton Beach blog.
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