Bare with me here! I know fish sauce sounds like the opposite of appetizing but these are to die for. One of my good friends and I tried out this copy cat recipe of Pok Pok in Portland’s famous fish sauce wings and this is the updated recipe with our small tweaks. Hope you try them and fall in love the same way I did…or you could just come visit Pok Pok in Portland, LA, or one of their other locations!
1 dozen chicken wings
1 cup of fish sauce
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 cups vegetable oil
6 cloves garlic (minced)
1/4 cup sugar
In a large bowl, mix fish sauce, sugar, and 3 cloves of garlic.
Add chicken, cover and let marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour (the longer you can wait the better). SAVE THE FISH SAUCE MARINADE.
Dredge chicken in cornstarch and add to vegetable oil over medium high heat.
Fry in batches about 15-20 minutes turning regularly.
Remove and place on a paper towel.
In a large sauce pan or wok add remaining fish sauce marinade and reduce to about half the amount of sauce.
Add in fried wings and toss.
Serve with cilantro and thai basil.