Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Salted Yolk Prawns 咸蛋黄炒虾

This is definitely an once in a blue moon indulgence because of it's cholesterol. I used to make it more 'wet' by having more butter and salted yolk. I have cut-down on both items here for health reasons. Hence, it looks a bit dry here. Nonetheless, the taste is still the same.

  • 350g Prawns
  • 2 Salted Egg Yolk
  • 1 stem Curry Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 tablespoon Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar

  • 1/2 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sesame Seed Oil
  • 4 tablespoon Corn Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • a dash of pepper

How to do it:
  1. Trim off the legs, antenna and the sharp thingy on the head off the prawns. 
  2. Slit the back of prawns, using either a kitchen scissor or knife. 
  3. Devein and clean the prawns.
  4. Marinate the prawns for 10 minutes.
  5. Deep fry till 80% cooked. 
  6. Drain well and set aside .
  7. Meanwhile, steam the salted egg yolks for 10 minutes or till just done.
  8. Smash cooked yolks.
  9. Melt butter and add in curry leaves and fried till fragrant.
  10. Add in salted yolks and evaporated milk and prawns.
  11. Toss well quickly.
  12. Add salt and sugar.
  13. Stir till well combined.
  14. Dish and serve immediately.


  1. They look really good...Who would have thought after a long hiatus, when you make a comeback, you still cook so well just like before Elaine. I might just have to try this with chicken! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

  2. Mary Lou, That's right, salted egg yolk.

    Quinn, Thanks! Oh! It goes well with chicken too!! I tried it with chicken wings. ;)

    Mery, Thank you!

  3. Now this looks like a winner! Have to give it a try!

  4. thanks wokking mum, i'll definitely try this receipe! :)

  5. Is the marinade contents correct? 12 Tbs. oyster sauce an shoyu and 12 tsp. sesame oil?

  6. OkiHwn, Sorry, it's 1/2. Thanks for pointing out.

  7. For the salted egg yolk, I crack opeh the egg and just take the egg yolk to steam?

  8. Anonymous, you can do that or boil the whole egg and remove the yolk when it's cooked.