I made some egg floss to go along with my fish soup sometime back and they paired so well that I couldn’t help but made quite a fair bit of it ! You can refer to my previous post here on how to whip up these crispy egg floss that goes along with fish soup ! In the end, the painstakingly cooked soup stock was finished up way before the egg floss could catch up ! And I was quite lazy to cook another batch of soup stock as it will take a long time to do that. So what do I do with the balance egg floss ?? I had them churned into this dish called the Salted Egg Floss Prawns !
As the name implies, they are essentially a combination of the salted egg yolk prawns + cereal prawns, just that instead of using cereals, I had it replaced with the egg floss. As you can see, even their ingredients are pretty similar. The only difference is perhaps cereal prawns are in my opinion, more on the sweet side while the salted egg floss prawns are towards the savory end. If you realize, I do not have a cereal prawns recipe put up on the blog yet, even though I had it cooked prior to this. The recipe that I was working on for the cereal prawns wasn’t that perfect, hence I decided not to pen it yet till I can achieve one with better results. Cooking is just about experiments and more experiments ! If only I have the luxury of unlimited time for all that I desire to do…. Well, let’s hope I can strive harder now so that I can retire in comfort early and till then, fuel my passion on a full-time basis yeah !! Hahaha !!
I believe this is a dish that you are not able to find anywhere else, or rather not of any seafood or zhi char stalls that I can think of. Even if you were to go for fish soup nowadays, those that served egg floss alongside with it are getting lesser and lesser. The extra effort probably doesn’t justify for the cost of a bowl of fish soup. And if care and time is not watched properly while cooking the egg floss, they can get burnt easily too and there goes your few eggs at a go ! So Salted Egg Floss Prawns, how much do you think you would pay for this dish ?? Hehehe.
I used up whatever was leftover of my egg floss to cook this dish ! Of course, you can free to cook as much as you liked, even to the extent of drowning the prawns in entirety also can leh !! Hahaha !!
So has your cravings started caving in already ? Hahaha ! Fret not ! Hop onto PurelyFresh now for some huge and fresh prawns to cook up a storm now !
And wheee…. finally the long draggy week is coming to an end soon…. 福来(Fri) day, quick come quick come !!
- 8-10 pcs of prawns (de-shell & de-vein, leaving the tail)
- 4-5 pcs of salted egg yolks (cooked & mashed, setting aside ½ tbsp for garnishing)
- 2 chilli padis, sliced
- 10 pcs of curry leaves
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- some egg floss (recipe link : http://eatwhattonight.com/egg-floss/)
- some corn flour
- some cooking oil
- Heat up some cooking oil in a wok. Coat the prawns with corn flour evenly and deep fried till golden brown. Remove and drain well on paper towel.
- Reserve 1 tbsp of oil in the wok, add the minced garlic, chilli padis, curry leaves and salted egg yolks. Cook till the salted egg yolks sizzles and turn foamy.
- Add in the deep-fried prawns from the previous step and stir to ensure all prawns are evenly coated with the salted egg yolks.
- Add the egg floss now and give the prawns another 1-2 quick stirs and off the heat. Dish up and garnish with the ½ tbsp of mashed salted egg yolk set aside earlier. Serve immediately.