Tapaka Aralez - Fried Chicken Recipe - Armenian Cuisine

Tapaka Aralez – Fried Chicken Recipe – Armenian Cuisine

Tapaka Aralez – Fried Chicken Recipe

Certain fried food can be made and served as a gourmet dish just like this Tapaka Aralez from Armenian cuisine. Original dish is made with lamb tenders, that they’d tenderize, marinate with salt for a few hours, then tumble in heavily spiced  bread crumbs and fry.

I can’t even describe how uniquely appetizing this Tapaka Aralez is. You have to give it a try to taste it yourself.

I’ll try to put down very detailed recipe and instructions and hope many will give it a try and love it!






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Tapaka Aralez - Fried Chicken Recipe - Armenian Cuisine

Ingredients 

Tapaka Aralez - Fried Chicken Recipe - Armenian Cuisine

1 ½ -2 lbs lamb or chicken tenders, I used breast meat

Salt to taste

1-2 tbs lemon juice

½ tsp garlic powder or 1 clove, minced fresh garlic

1 large egg, beaten ,1 cup bread crumbs , I use unflavored kind




1 tsp ground black pepper,1 tsp cayenne ,1 tsp ground white pepper

1 tsp Aleppo pepper or crushed red chili

4-6 tbs vegetable oil, I use avocado oil

1 tbs cornstarch

1-1 ½ cup water or white wine

Tapaka Aralez - Fried Chicken Recipe - Armenian Cuisine

Directions 

Tapaka Aralez - Fried Chicken Recipe - Armenian Cuisine

Tenderize the meat with a kitchen hammer or rolling pin, refer to YouTube tutorial for more details

Add salt, garlic and lemon juice, massage the spices into meat and allow to marinate 30-50 minutes

Beat the egg, set aside

In a shallow bowl combine: bread crumbs and peppers, mix to incorporate

Tapaka Aralez - Fried Chicken Recipe - Armenian Cuisine

Preheat the skillet with oil

Immerse the meat into egg mixture, then tumble in pepper crumbs and fry on both sides until golden color




Use the same skillet and oil , I strained the oil to remove burnt particles

Add cornstarch, stir and cook 1-2 minutes

Add wine a little at a time , until a slightly thick sauce consistency is formed

Cook the sauce 2-3 minutes

Place fried meats in skillet and cook 1-2 minutes on each side , keep an eye to avoid sticking

Enjoy with a side of mashed potatoes, rice or green salad

Bon appetite!

Բարի ախորժակ!

Tapaka Aralez - Fried Chicken Recipe - Armenian Cuisine

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