Snowy Fried Chicken is Korean dish of breaded and deep-fried chicken topped with a white powder made with blended cheese.
Snowy Fried Chicken or Snow Cheese Fried Chicken, the first time I had this dish was quite recently when we had a quick lunch at KS Chicken. When we saw this on their menu, we were intrigued specially with that white powder drizzled on top of the chicken, hence that was the one we grabbed and tried. Basically this type of fried chicken is your normal breaded and deep-fried chicken, but they are topped with a white powder that is slightly sweet and a bit creamy, not as cheesy as I would have thought. During the time I tried them my first guess is that the powder was simply made of powdered milk mixed with a bit of powdered sugar.
Several days after I had planned to make it at home so we went to a Korean Shop to search for that powder so that I can check the ingredient list in the hope of recreating it at the comfort of our home. The search yielded no results, so I ended up trying all sorts of combination to achieve a nearly similar taste. So I cooked a batch of crispy fried chicken then at first just drizzled some milk powder, that was not quite right as it lacks the sweetness. I then made a 1:1 ratio of milk powder and powdered sugar, this again was not quite right, it was quite sweet but its nearly there. I then added some salty factor so all of the creaminess from the milk and sweetness from powdered sugar will all blend into one glorious flavour, hence I added some powdered parmesan. I tried it in different ratio but where I got more satisfaction with was when I made it all in equal parts, it was cheesy, milky, and slightly sweet, almost similar to the ones we had at KS Chicken. So does that mean I nailed what that “Snow Cheese” is made of? Well I am not sure but one thing for sure, it tasted close.
Do you know what is this Snow Cheese made of? Is this commercially available? If yes where? Still a lot of unanswered questions but hopefully this is the start. And based on my findings, here is my recipe for Snowy Fried Chicken.
Add chicken in the egg mixture and pierce chicken pieces with fork. Cover the bowl and let marinate it for at least 6 hrs but not more than 12.
In a container that you can cover, mix, and combine together flour, cornstarch, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and salt.
Add the chicken one piece at a time and cover the container, then shake. This will evenly coat the chicken with the flour mixture.
Heat up oil to 180C in large wok or fryer, deep fry chicken pieces in small batches for 8-12 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken meat. Remove from fryer then place on a paper towel lined plate. Set it aside.
Combine and mix well Snow Cheese ingredients.
Place cooked chicken in a serving platter then drizzle snow cheese on top then serve.