10 Crispiest Crackling Recipes That Satisfies Every Crunch

10 Crispiest Crackling Recipes That Satisfies Every Crunch

The lust for crisp answered in 10 crispiest cracking ways that satisfies every main, side and snack

Ah, the satisfaction from the sound of crunch! There are many reasons why we love crispy, crunchy food and this lust for crisp needs to be addressed in 10 crispiest cracking ways that satisfies every main, side and snack. 

1. Asian Buttermilk Chicken

Not all fried chicken was created equal (or delectably crunchy yet juicy!), and there is a reason the Asian Buttermilk Chicken is one of our most popular recipes. At 30 minutes, it is really quick to prepare, and the flavours are unbelievable for a recipe this simple. Asian fragrances ooze all over and drip off golden brown perfectly fried chicken. One you taste it piping hot, you won't look at fried chicken the same again.

2. Beancurd Prawn Roll

Crispy, crunchy and yet super juicy, this dim-sum favorite will satisfy your lust for crisp! The Beancurd Prawn Roll is so addictive that each mouth-watering bite will leave you wanting more. This dish is just as it sounds –chopped up pieces of sweet prawns wrapped in a beancurd skin, deep-fried until crispy and golden-brown. Serve it hot and with mayonnaise on the side!

3. Begedil

Ah, the Begedil. Crispy little medallions made of predominantly of potatoes popular in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. When done and allowed to sit right, they are crispy on the outside and super tender on the inside. A party favourite, begedil is also paired with Soto Ayam & Nasi Lemak. Whether you enjoy it on its own or as a side, a crunchy bite of this dish will most definitely put a smile on your face.

4. Crispy Fried Chicken with Sambal

Is there anything quite as deliciously crunchy as deep fried chicken? Here we have a dish that is as crispy as it is spicy, the Fried Chicken Sambal! The fiery redness and heat of this dish comes from the Sambal, an addictive paste made mostly from chillies, dried shrimp and a variety of Southeast Asian spices. The chicken is marinated and deep fried, then thrown into a sauce made from a concoction of tomato, onions and chicken stock. Not for the fainthearted but you will be rewarded for your bravado.

5. Curry Beef Cheesy Tacos

Not all crispy dishes need to be fried! Here, we have the Curry Beef Cheese Taco that has the satisfying crunch with a juicy filling. A crispy, cheesy shell on the outside. And on the inside, soft beef with a spoon of savoury-sweet miso, all rolled into curry flavours of cumin, coriander, chilli, onion and garlic. Need we say more? Keto-friendly and accommodating, it's a recipe that's delicious and doesn't discriminate.

6. Curry Puff

Creamy curry potato with egg hugged in crispy golden pastry, it is no wonder that the Curry Puff is a popular snack throughout Southeast Asia. This delicious pillow of goodness, while not the easiest to prepare, is well worth the effort! The difficulty lies in the pastry –the dough must be allowed to rest for 20 minutes and deft hands are required to fold the filling into the pocket. Once you have it down though, the rest is easy! Curry puffs freeze n so make a big batch and save some for the future!

7. Fried Honey Sesame Tofu

Fried till crisp but still (somewhat) healthy, the Honey Sesame Tofu is a crispy and savory vegetable dish perfect as a meal or a happy hour snack. The burst of flavour comes from the sauce –a symphony of honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, onions and chilies –which pairs nicely with the soft, subtle taste of tofu. Do take note to use firm tofu so that it would stand up to deep-frying, and the slathering of thick sauce!

8. Hotteok

Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, the Hotteok will appease your addiction to crunch. It's a pancake typically stuffed with dark brown sugar, cinnamon powder and grounded nuts, is one of the most popular street snack in Korea during winter. Perfect for breakfast or a little snack!

9. Ikan Goreng Kicap

Deep fried to a crispy golden wonder and slathered with a dark sauce filled with umami, the Ikan Goreng Kicap is the dish for people who love a good fish dish! Marinate a fresh fish, whole, with turmeric powder and cornstarch, fry and top with finely julienned spring onions and large red chili! Best eaten hot and with a bowl of steamed rice.

10. Nugget Pisang

Now here is a dessert that will please your sweet tooth and crunchy needs – the Nugget Pisang! A popular snack in Indonesia, it has its roots in Goreng Pisang (or, quite literally, fried banana) and is essentially a golden, crispy nugget of sweet and crunchy. Preparing the dish is fail proof – a matter of mashing the bananas, folding it in diced bread and mixing it gently into the batter. The difficulty lies in perfecting the crunch! Do ensure that your oil is piping hot and not to overcrowd your pot as it might cause your banana nuggets to become oily and soggy.

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