I remember the first time I tried this dish at a zhi-char stall, I fell madly in love with it. This dish is not that salty as the name suggests because only the salted egg yolk is used. If you are familiar with salted eggs, the egg whites are usually the part that is the salty culprit.
10 medium sized prawns (shelled or de-shelled. Mine was partially de-shelled, leaving only the head and tail)
2 salted egg yolks (Boiled, mash the yolks and set aside.)
curry leaves (portion at your discretion)
1 egg (beaten) add and some pepper in it
Some plain flour or corn flour
1 tbsp oyster sauce (optional)
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp cooking oil
- Heat up cooking oil in pan. Coat the prawns with egg and then with flour. Pan fry till crisp. Set aside.
- In a fresh pan, heat butter and add the curry leaves.
- Once fragrant, add in the mashed egg yolks and continue to fry till it becomes bubbly.
(you may add oyster sauce at this point too for additional flavor. I didn't add into mine because I personally wouldn't want it to be too salty)
- Add in the cooked prawns and mix well.
- Serve. Best eaten piping hot!
Time taken to cook : 25 minutes.
My husband and I enjoyed this dish very much! Try it, enjoy and let me know how it turned out for you!
p.s. what would you do with the salted egg whites? I didn't have a clue but to consume it plainly with rice!
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