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Crispy Chicken Seaweed Patties with Lime-Soy Dipping Sauce or Wasabi Mayonnaise

Sunday, April 03, 2011 | Labels: , , , , , |

These tasty chicken bites make for great party food and today's feature was actually a result of me trying to use up some ground chicken I bought earlier in a slightly 'different' way.  A quick look through my blog statistics showed that a lot of my readers like to click on the 'Asian Hors-d'oeuvres' recipes so I thought this would be a great addition.  Ground chicken is marinated in some sake, mirin, soy, ginger juice and then mixed with some crushed seaweed (nori) sheets and cubed carrots and finally lightly coated with potato flour and then fried.  If you don't like carrots, you can substitute with corn kernels for a stronger tinge of sweetness as well.  The toasted seaweed adds unexpected pleasing flavours while the tiny carrot cubes provide some naturally sweet crunchiness.

chicken patties

I served these chicken patties with two different dipping sauces of appetizing lime-soy and wasabi mayonnaise.  This recipe allows for a lot of creative interpretations - the possibilities are truly endless.  For today's feature, I mainly used Japanese condiments, if you prefer something spicier, you could try using Thai condiments (perhaps adding some bird's eye chilli peppers to the chicken mixture instead of nori) and making a kaffir lime mayonnaise as the dipping sauce.  I do hope you give this easy recipe a try when you want to serve some Asian style appetizers at your next party or just when you feel like it, with or without company.

This feature is part of my Yuen Chun recipes, an ongoing project I am collaborating on with Yuen Chun, my preferred brand for Asian cooking sauces.



Chicken patties:
1 pound of ground chicken or minced chicken
1/2 carrot, cubed
1 carrot, cubed
1 sheet toasted nori (seaweed)
Enough potato flour for coating (you can substitute with corn flour but potato flour will be crispier)


1 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsps mirin
2 tbsps sake
1 egg
2 tsps corn flour
2 tsps fresh ginger juice (or freshly grated ginger together with the juice)

Dipping sauces


4 tbsps mayonnaise
1 tsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp wasabi

Lime-soy: (I used Yuen Chun's light soy sauce, my preferred brand for most of my Asian cooking sauces)

Juice of 1 lime
Grated rind of 1 lime
2 tbsps sake
2 tbsps light soy sauce
Pinch of sugar

Toasted sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


1.  Prepare the marinade (excluding egg and corn starch) in a large bowl.  Lightly chop up the ground chicken again with a cleaver or large knife.  Toast the seaweed sheets atop open flame to make it crackly and easier to tear up.

2.  Add the ground chicken, torn seaweed and carrots into the bowl to marinade.  Add the corn starch and egg.  Mix well with a fork or chopsticks.

3.  Heat up enough oil for shallow or deep frying.  Once hot, turn heat to medium-low.

4.  Spoon about 6 tbsps potato flour onto a plate or shallow bowl.  Use a wet spoon to scoop up a portion of the ground chicken mixture and lightly coat with the potato flour.  Set aside.  Do the same until you have about 6 patties or enough for one batch to fry together.  Fry for about 2-3 minutes. 

5.  Repeat with remaining chicken mixture.  Drain on paper towels.

6.  While the chicken patties are draining, prepare the sauce by simply mixing the ingredients listed above together.

7.  Serve the patties hot with the dipping sauces.



Lyndsey said...

These look amazing, I like how different they are. I use ground chicken quite often, and my daughter loves nori (she uses furikake on her rice just for the seaweed taste). I have everything except the chicken right now. What a great idea...I should have and Asian themed tapas party, or would it be more like dim sum, but not steamed? Hmmmm...

Hope you had a nice weekend!

Min {Honest Vanilla} said...

I must confess that I love every ingredient listed on the post title! Crispy Chicken (anything crispy is comforting and good!) Seaweed (yums!~) Patties with Lime-Soy (wow this is definitely new and exciting!) Dipping Sauce or Wasabi Mayonnaise (again another great sauce not to be missed!). Ha sorry greedy me ;)

Cooking Gallery said...

I have never seen that brand before, I'll look for it next time I visit my local Asian grocery store! The crispy chicken looks fantastic by the way :D)!

tigerfish said...

Yes indeed. Nori seaweed adds a special umami taste to food! And I bet these chicken patties taste delicious with the seaweed.

Pudding Pie Lane said...

I really want to try that wasabi mayonnaise! Have you ever heard of or used lao gan ma chilli sauce? It's amazing, and I think it would go with this really well. I really like your photos too, yum yum :)

Three-Cookies said...

Its an interesting way to incorporate nori

Daphne said...

Oh your lucky family to be able to have these!! It looks sooo crisp and I can only imagine the taste with its dipping sauce!

tigerfish said...

Yes indeed. Nori seaweed adds a special umami taste to food! And I bet these chicken patties taste delicious with the seaweed.

Tastes of Home (Jen) said...

hahah you're so funny Min! love your 'critique' of each ingredient :D

Tastes of Home (Jen) said...

Thanks CG! Do hope you will try that out, it's a homegrown Malaysian brand :)

Tastes of Home (Jen) said...

Thanks TF!

Tastes of Home (Jen) said...

Hmmm, I have not tried that sauce but I have heard of it :) I shall give it a try soon :D Yes, these patties will go well with chilli sauce too for sure..

Tastes of Home (Jen) said...

Yes, indeed :)

Tastes of Home (Jen) said...

Thanks Daphne! :D

Tastes of Home (Jen) said...

Thank you Lyndsey. These can be dim sum too! There are both steamed and fried dim sums :D Your daughter must love nori a lot so I think she might like these, do let me know how it turns out if you give this a try!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Both the sauces sound soooo good and love the addition to seaweed. My boyfriend would love this as chicken is his favorite meat.

Kristy said...

Ooo..what delicious looking patties! Making me mouth watering. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day.

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