Chicken Cartilage Bites ( Aan Gai Tod )


I know I should find a better name for these, but that is basically how it translates from the Thai. Perhaps 'knuckle' sounds better; chicken knuckle bites? Or Chicken knee bites?
As happens so many times, these used to be cheap peasant food, the cartilage joint of a chickens leg, but it's so tasty that it's now often more expensive than chicken meat! You'll find these sold as a snack dish in true Thai places (not tourist places), but my favorite piece of chicken cartilage is the soft end bone of the skeleton, that's shaped like an arrow head. Cartilage is very underrated!


200 gms Chicken Cartilage
160 ml ( Go Ki ) Frying Flour (or Wheat Flour if you can't find it)
220 ml Water
2 Tablespoons Sesame seed
2 Teaspoons Ros Dee (Thai Brand of Chicken Seasoning Powder)
Oil for Deep Frying

1. Make a thick batter by mixing the flour, seasoning power and water together. Add just enough of the water to make the batter thick.
2. Add in the sesame seeds.
3. Drain any excess water off the chicken cartilage and cover with the batter.
4. Fry in medium hot oil until golden.
5. Serve with sweet chilli dipping sauce.

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