Ayam Goreng Kremes - Fried Chicken with Crispy Spiced Flakes

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins

Serves: 8


  • 1 chicken cut into 8-12 pieces, or 4-5 chicken leg quarters separated into thighs and drumsticks
  • 10 Indonesian bay leaves (Indonesian: daun salam)
  • 2 tablespoon coriander powder (Indonesian: bubuk ketumbar)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 300 ml water
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour (Indonesian: tepung terigu)
  • 2 tablespoon rice flour (Indonesian: tepung beras)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • oil for deep frying
  • Grind the following into spice paste
  • 100 gram (3.5 oz) shallots (Indonesian: bawang merah)
  • 8 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih)
  • 5 candlenuts (Indonesian: kemiri)
  • Accompaniments
  • steamed white rice
  • sambal terasi (or chili sauce of your choice)


  1. Heat a little oil in a wok over medium heat, and sauté spice paste, Indonesian bay leaves, and coriander until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add chicken, salt, sugar, and water into the wok, then stir and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the chicken is cook, about 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the chicken and drain over a strainer.
  4. Kremes batter: Strain the cooking liquid, then mix it with all-purpose flour, rice flour, and baking powder to create the kremes (spicy flakes) batter.
  5. Fry chicken: Heat a pot of oil for deep frying. Once the oil is hot, fry the chicken until golden brown. It should only take about 2 minutes per batch. Drain the chicken on a wire rack to remove excess oil.
  6. Make crispy flakes: Pour the thin batter in thin streams into the hot oil. Once the batter is crispy and golden brown, scoop it up with a fine-mesh strainer and drain on a wire rack or parchment paper.
    TIPS: The hot oil will bubble quite vigorously when you pour the thin batter, but it should die down in about 10 seconds.
  7. Serve: Serve the fried chicken immediately with the crispy fried flakes (kremes) and steamed white rice. I usually serve this with a side of sambal terasi.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.