[Update June 2016: Check out my latest Salted Egg Chicken & Buttermilk Waffles Recipe]
If someone is to ask me now what I think is the national food of Singapore, I would be keen to say it’s ‘anything salted egg’ whether it’s salted egg chicken, salted egg prawns, salted egg squids or salted egg crabs. These days, we could even get salted egg croissants, salted egg tarts, salted egg potato chips, salted egg fish skins, salted egg ice cream, salted egg donuts and the list goes on and on.
Salted egg to me is a comfort food and this Salted Egg Chicken recipe never fails to make my husband swoon over it because the smell of the salted egg yolks just makes us salivate and one bite is good enough to have us hanker for more. I like my version with lots of crispy curry leaves that are just so aromatic. Do you?
Salted Egg Chicken Recipe
Ingredients (serves 2-3)
600g boneless chicken leg meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup tapioca flour
salt & pepper
sunflower oil for frying
For the salted egg yolk sauce:
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp olive oil
handful of curry leaves
2 tbsp evaporated milk
4 salted egg yolks, steamed & mashed
1. Marinate chicken with egg, salt and pepper.
2. Dredge chicken pieces in tapioca flour, shake off the excess and transfer onto a clean dry plate.
3. Deep fry the chicken in batches till golden brown and crispy. Drain and transfer onto paper towels to remove excess oil.
4. For the salted egg yolk sauce, heat olive oil in a separate pan and melt the butter till the mixture turns foamy. Pan-fry the curry leaves till crisp and fragrant.
5. Add the salted egg yolks and cook till the mixture becomes bubbly.
6. Reduce heat and add evaporated milk and a pinch of salt.
7. Return the fried chicken to the pan and toss till evenly coated.
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