Jack's Wings and Fries

0:55 m

These jackfruit 'wings' are fried until crunchy and golden and served with crisp chips dressed in a punchy coating of jerk seasoning.

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For the wings

<item-todo-done>2 tbsp jerk seasoning or marinade<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp smoked paprika<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp soy sauce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 x 400g can(s) of jackfruit<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g strong bread flour<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> handful of fresh thyme<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>50g panko breadcrumbs<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> tbsp vegetable oil for deep frying<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>20g Nooch<item-todo-done>

For the fries

<item-todo-done>1 tbsp salt<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 tbsp vegetable oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp jerk seasoning<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 large potatoes<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Preheat oven to 200ºC l Large baking tray l Large saucepan l Frying pan l Power blender l Small saucepan l Heavy-based saucepan l Line a baking tray with kitchen paper

Prepare the wings

  • Drain and rinse the jackfruit thoroughly, then shred it by squishing it between your fingers and breaking it up into small, stringy strands
  • Place in a bowl and add the flour, jerk seasoning or marinade, nutritional yeast, herbs, paprika, soy sauce and olive oil and combine everything well
  • Tip the panko breadcrumbs into a separate bowl
  • Shape the jackfruit mixture into 8 'wings' and then dip them in the breadcrumbs, turning them until they are well coated

Make the fries

  • Cut the potatoes into 1cm fries and tip them into the large saucepan
  • Cover with water, add a pinch of salt and bring to the boil
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes, then drain and leave to steam dry
  • Spread the fries over the baking tray and drizzle with the oil, jerk seasoning and tablespoon of salt
  • Bake in the hot oven for 30 minutes, shaking the tray regularly to stop the fries sticking

Fry the wings

  • Pour the vegetable oil into the large saucepan so that it comes no more than two-thirds up the side of the pan
  • Heat the oil to 180°C, or until the oil sizzles around the edges when you dip in a wooden spoon
  • Lower the wings into the oil in batches and deep-fry for about 1-2 minutes, until dark golden brown
  • Remove to the tray lined with kitchen paper


  • Serve the wings with a pile of fries and dishes of dipping sauce
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