15 large prawns, shelled and deveined
2 cooked salted egg yolks
5-6 pieces curry leaves
1-2 chilli padi
1 tablespoon butter
4 tablespoons cornflour
1 tablespoon custard powder
3 tablespoons water
3 teaspoons sugar
1. Coat the prawns with cornflour and deep fried till 80% cooked.
2. Drain well and set aside.
3. Mix custard powder with water and sugar and stir continuously under low flame. Set aside.
4. Melt butter and add in chiili padi, curry leaves and fried till fragrant.
5. Add in custard sauce, salted egg yolks and prawns and stir fry quickly till fragrant.
6. Dish and serve.
Warning ! This is not for the “ill-hearted” !
As quoted from Wikipedia :
“According to the Health Promotion Board of Singapore, one salted duck egg yolk weighing about 70 g contains 359 mg of cholesterol. The recommended cholesterol intake for a healthy diet should be less than 300 mg a day.”
Can you see that ? The cholesterol of one salted egg yolk itself already exceeds the healthy intake for the day. Not including the prawns, just imagine the sinfulness of this dish.
But but but….
Who can resist ??!!
The combination of salted egg yolk and custard can never go wrong. The richness of the egg yolk, the sweetness of the custard, the spice from the chilli padis and curry leaves, be it cooking with seafood or meat, they are a perfect match for an Asian dish.
Usually I prefer mine with lotsa salted egg yolk-custard sauce as they go very well even with plain rice alone. However, I ever ate once at a stall which I requested for abit more additional sauce and they actually wanted to charge extra for that. So since that, we have been exploring this dish ourselves. That’s the beauty of home cooking ! I can make as much sauce as I wish. But well, sometimes only! Haha… coz the cleaning up and uneconomics of scale of cooking for two do put me off. But if I doesn’t need to work and there is food appreciation, there’s a different story all together.
Overall, I feel that cooking/baking is not about whether the food/bake turns out absolutely great or not, it’s the effort that the person puts in to cook/bake which is more important. Even if the food turns out to be medicore, but if you can sense the amount of work and effort put in to prepare the dish/bake, you will find yourself enjoying a sweet pie too.
Enjoy but rememeber to note your cholesterol intake!