Saturday, January 29, 2011

Salted Egg Yolk Chicken

I’ve got winter blues. The weather is dreary and COLD. We have so much snow until I am so fed-up of shoveling it. We are expecting more snow next week. At this time of the year I wish I am in Malaysia celebrating CNY with my family. I need something to perk me up. What can be better than this sinful chicken dish? When I saw the recipe over at Wendy’s not too long ago, it spoke to me. Actually it yelled at me “Make me right away” ha ha... I did slight changes to Wendy’s recipe. Instead of tapioca starch I used cornstarch and add some garlic to it. This is a wonderful dish and I think it will be nice to serve it for CNY reunion dinner.

Ingredients:
Adapted from Table for 2

2 pieces chicken breast – remove skin and fat and cut into 1” chunks
½ tsp salt
Dash of pepper
1 egg white
½ cup cornstarch

1. Pat dry chicken with paper towel. Mix chicken with salt and pepper. Then put in egg white. Marinate for an hour. Coat the chicken pieces with cornstarch.
2. Deep try chicken until golden brown. Remove and drain oil on paper towel.

Sauce:

2 Tbsp butter
2 sprigs curry leaves, remove from stem, leaves only
1 red chili – sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic – finely chopped
3 salted egg yolks, steamed and mashed
2 Tbsp evaporated milk
1 tsp oil
1/3 tsp salt
½ tsp sugar

1. In wok, on medium heat, put in oil and butter. When butter has melted, put in sliced chili, garlic and curry leaves. When they are fragrant, put in mashed egg yolks, with spatula, try to flatten the yolks into the oil and cook until it look bubbly and fragrant.
2. Turn heat to low and put in milk, salt and sugar. Turn heat to high and cook until very bubbly. Put in chicken and toss until well coated. Dish out and serve.

16 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

A rich, flavourful and delicious chicken dish! Cooked with salted egg yolks...mmm..just irresistible!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Yum!!!
I wish you have a wonderful reunion dinner and a blessed Chinese New Year

Jeannie said...

Looks so delicious! I think would be great for prawns too huh!

Cheah said...

This looks so yummy. Good idea to make this for the reunion dinner.

Jennifurla said...

Looks divine, I hope it cheered you up!

MaryMoh said...

It looks very delicious..the ingredients tell it all. Over here in Scotland, the temperature is dipping fast this weekend......SO cold. Wish I am in Malaysia, too! Please keep warm.

ReeseKitchen said...

Yum Yum! Wish you have a nice reunion dinner and Gong Xi Fa Cai..:)

Lisa H. said...

Winter will be over soon... and keep warm...

Yummy...and with salted egg...double yummy :)

Elin said...

Gertrude,keep warm at all times. I heard it is going to be worse the next few days from my brother. Oh,I wish you can be back for CNY ;)

Love this dish with salted egg yolk...appetizing and great for reunion dinner. We can forget about how sinfully rich this is. Eat first then exercise off the loaded calories later ;p

Wishing you good health and everything good this coming CNY. ' GONG XI FA CAI' to you,Carlos and Diana ;)

mc said...

i want to eat this!! happy chinese new year to you!

Jenn@ChasingFoodDreams said...

oo.. I was drooling about this at Wendy's...now I m drooling again at yours.. haha

Have to think about making this soon.. :)

Swee San said...

Happy Chinese New Year Gert!

ICook4Fun said...

Angie, yes it is :)

Wendy, I hope you have a wonderful CNY too.

Jeannie, yes I will try this with prawns.

Cheah, thanks.

Jennifurla, yes a did for a while :)

Mary, we will be having another round of blizzard on this Tues and Wed. Wish we all can be home for CNY:(

Reese, Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family too. I wish I can join you ladies for the gathering at your house :(

Lisa, no yet. Stil a long way to go.

Elin, wishing you and your family Gong Xi Fa Cai too. Yes another round of snow on Tues and Wed.

MC, Wishing you and your family Gong Xi Fa Cai too.

Jenn, ha ha hope you make this for the reunion.

Swee San, Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family too.

noobcook said...

looks so good! can never go wrong with salted eggs, curry leaves and chilli combi.

Meaghan Luby said...

this looks PHENOMENAL! i cannot believe how few ingredients it calls for! thanks for posting, going to have to try this in my own kitchen, with hopefully similar results ;)
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Anonymous said...

My son love slated egg chicken thanks for the recipe.