30-Minute salted egg yolk fried chicken recipe

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Salted egg makes everything better. It can elevate the taste and texture of prawns, crabs, and of course, my personal favourite, chicken. I mean: imagine biting into fried chicken coated in a rich, creamy sauce that’s equal parts salty, tasty, and juicy. Deep frying chicken in a salted egg batter sounds as good as it tastes.

Here’s how to make your own batch of delectable salted egg yolk chicken.

How to Make Salted Egg Yolk Chicken 

Makes 2 to 4 servings 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 to 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg chicken fillets
  • a cup of rice flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • a cup of cooking oil
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ tsp ginger, minced
  • a cup of breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 5 salted egg yolks, steamed and mashed finely
  • 100 grams of butter
  • curry leaves, a handful

Directions:

  1. Cut chicken fillets into chunks. Marinate in salt and pepper. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together rice and all-purpose flour and season with salt.
  3. Coat chicken fillets in the resulting flour mixture as well as the beaten egg, and breadcrumbs.
  4. Deep fry in a pan for a minute or so, but don’t overcook. Set aside.
  5. For the egg yolk sauce, melt butter in a pan over medium heat, then add curry leaves, garlic, ginger, with mashed up egg yolks.
  6. Re-fry chicken in the same pan containing the salted egg yolk batter until golden brown. Keep cooking until the curry leaves are crisp and fragrant.
  7. Serve!

Tips:

  • For a gluten-free alternative, you can use potato starch instead of flour.
  • You could also use boneless chicken thighs, cut up into about 1-inch pieces, instead of chicken fillets for this recipe, if you prefer.
  • You can also boil and grate salted egg yolks instead of frying them.
  • For a bit of heat, add chillies to your egg yolk sauce for that extra kick!

 

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