Ingredients

  • Serves 2-4 people
  • 1 kg chicken claws

  • 1 stick lemongrass, smashed

  • 15 g galangal, smashed

  • 20 g ginger, smashed

  • 4 lime leaves

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 L water

  • Chicken claw seasoning:

    200 g big red chili

  • 80 g red cayenne pepper

  • 70 g shallots

  • 30 g garlic

  • 10 g ginger

  • 3 g salt

  • 10 g sugar

  • 25 g chicken powder

  • 30 g sweet soy sauce

  • 200 ml water

  • 1 lemongrass, smashed

  • 15 g lengkuas, smashed

  • 20 g ginger, crushed

  • 4 lime leaves

  • 50 ml cooking oil

Ceker Mercon
Recipe Courtesy of
Darmawan

Ceker Mercon

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Gelatinous chicken feet served in a spicy chili sauce, Ceker Mercon is an Indonesian dish known for its fiery taste. The name itself is derived from the explosive flavors of the sauce, which many have compared to having fireworks in their mouths upon consumption. Be sure to have a refreshing drink on stand by to cool you down when snacking on this delicious treat.
  • Easy
  • 60 min
  • 60 min
  • 15 min
  • 3 steps
  • 22 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 3 steps
  • 22 Ingredients
  • 60 min
  • 60 min
  • 15 min

Directions

  1. Boil the chicken claws

    • Boil the chicken claws with lemongrass, galangal, ginger, lime leaves and salt for about 30 minutes.

    If you want the claw to be more tender, you can boil the claw longer.

    Boil the chicken claws


  2. Blend the spices

    • In a blender, add big red chilies, red chili peppers, red onions, garlic and ginger. Blend until smooth.

    • Sauté the blended paste in some oil over medium heat.

    • Add lengkuas, ginger, lime leaves and sauté until the spices are cooked and oils released.

    • Add in salt, sugar, chicken powder and sweet soy sauce. Stir well.

    Blend the spices


  3. Add the chicken claws

    • Add water and the boiled chicken claws.

    • Simmer till the sauce is reduced. This will take about 15 – 20 minutes.

    • Remove and set aside.

    Add the chicken claws


Garnish and serve!

  • Top with fried onions and serve.
Garnish and serve!
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    Ingredients
    • Serves 2-4 people
    • 1 kg chicken claws

    • 1 stick lemongrass, smashed

    • 15 g galangal, smashed

    • 20 g ginger, smashed

    • 4 lime leaves

    • 1 tsp salt

    • 2 L water

    • Chicken claw seasoning:

      200 g big red chili

    • 80 g red cayenne pepper

    • 70 g shallots

    • 30 g garlic

    • 10 g ginger

    • 3 g salt

    • 10 g sugar

    • 25 g chicken powder

    • 30 g sweet soy sauce

    • 200 ml water

    • 1 lemongrass, smashed

    • 15 g lengkuas, smashed

    • 20 g ginger, crushed

    • 4 lime leaves

    • 50 ml cooking oil

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