Golden Crisp Prawns

with Curry Leaves

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Salted egg dishes are fast becoming a mainstay of Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine, and there’s no doubt why with it’s rich and addictive flavor! This dish highlights the flavor of salted egg with deep-fried prawns!

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Marinated prawns coated with egg yolks

Step 1 - Marinate prawns and prepare to fry

  • In a bowl, marinate the prawns with â…› tsp salt and â…› tsp white pepper.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg yolks, then combine it with the prawns.
  • In another bowl, mix together cornstarch and rice flour.
  • Set aside.
Deep-fried egg-coated prawns

Step 2 - Fry prawns

  • In a deep pan on medium heat half filled with hot vegetable oil, the dip the egg-coated prawns in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  • Fry prawns in batches for 1-2 minutes till golden -but do not overcook.
  • Drain the prawns on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Set aside.
Deep-fried prawns in salted egg sauce

Step 3 - Cook salted egg sauce

  • Pour away all but 1 Tbsp of oil and heat butter.
  • Stir-fry garlic, chili and curry leaves on medium for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the salted egg yolks and stir till creamy, then put in the prawns and 1 tsp sugar.
Ever wondered why salted eggs are so much more expensive than regular eggs? This ingredient boasts a labor and time-intensive curing process of up to 14 days, where the duck egg is soaked in brine.

Garnish and serve!

Deep fried prawns in salted egg sauce with tomatoes and curry leaves

To serve, arrange salad of lettuce and tomatoes, then lay the prawns all around the vegetables, reserving a few on the bed of sliced lettuce. Garnish with red chili and fried curry leaves.

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