If you’re a seafood lover and enjoy the rich, creamy flavor of salted egg yolks, then you’ll definitely want to try making fried crabs with salted egg yolks. This popular dish combines the succulent meat of fresh crabs with the savory and slightly sweet taste of salted egg yolks, creating a delicious and indulgent treat.
To make fried crabs with salted egg yolks, you’ll need a few key ingredients: fresh crabs, salted egg yolks, butter, curry leaves, chili padi (bird’s eye chili), and a dash of salt and sugar. First, clean the crabs and cut them into pieces, making sure to remove the top shell and discard the gills. Then, steam the crabs until they’re partially cooked.
Tip: Steaming the crabs before frying helps to lock in their natural juices and ensures that they’re cooked evenly.
While the crabs are steaming, you can prepare the salted egg yolk mixture. Start by separating the egg yolks from the whites and set aside the yolks. Then, mash the salted egg yolks into a smooth paste. In a separate pan, melt the butter and add in the curry leaves and chili padi for extra flavor. Once the aroma is released, you can add the salted egg yolk paste and fry it until it becomes fragrant.
- Step 1: Clean the crabs and cut them into pieces.
- Step 2: Steam the crabs until partially cooked.
- Step 3: Mash the salted egg yolks into a smooth paste.
- Step 4: Melt butter and add curry leaves and chili padi.
- Step 5: Add salted egg yolk paste and fry until fragrant.
- Step 6: Add the partially cooked crabs and stir-fry until they’re fully coated with the salted egg yolk mixture.
- Step 7: Season with a dash of salt and sugar to taste.
- Step 8: Serve hot and enjoy!
Once the salted egg yolk mixture is fragrant, add in the partially cooked crabs and stir-fry until they’re fully coated with the mixture. Finally, season with a dash of salt and sugar to taste. Serve the fried crabs with salted egg yolks hot and enjoy the crispy, flavorful crust and tender crab meat.
|Salted egg yolks||4-5|
|Curry leaves||A handful|
|Chili padi (bird’s eye chili)||2-3|
Before you begin making Fried Crabs with Salted Egg Yolks, it’s important to gather all the necessary ingredients and prepare them properly.
Here is a list of ingredients you will need:
- 4-6 crabs
- 2 salted egg yolks
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red chili, sliced
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- Spring onions, for garnish
Before cooking, it’s important to clean the crabs thoroughly. Start by removing the crab’s top shell, then clean out the gills and remove the abdomen. Rinse the crabs under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Break the crab claws to make it easier to eat later.
Once the crabs are cleaned, prepare the salted egg yolks. Separate the egg yolks from the whites, then steam the yolks for about 5 minutes. Mash the steamed yolks into a fine powder using a fork or a masher.
|Crabs||Clean thoroughly, remove top shell, clean out gills and remove abdomen, rinse, and dry|
|Salted egg yolks||Separate yolks from whites, steam yolks for 5 minutes, and mash into a powder|
|Garlic, chili, butter, cooking oil||Minced garlic, slice chili, melt butter in a pan with oil over medium heat|
|Cornstarch, salt, white pepper||Mix cornstarch, salt, and white pepper in a small bowl|
Preparing all the ingredients before cooking will make the process smoother and more efficient. Once everything is ready, you can move on to the next steps of cooking the delicious Fried Crabs with Salted Egg Yolks.
Before you can start making Fried Crabs with Salted Egg Yolks, you’ll need to gather all the necessary ingredients. This recipe requires a few specific items that you may not have on hand, so it’s important to make sure you have everything before you begin.
The main ingredient for this dish is fresh crabs. You’ll need about 2-3 large crabs, depending on their size and your serving preferences. Make sure the crabs are alive and healthy, as this will ensure the freshest taste. Additionally, you’ll need salted duck egg yolks. These can usually be found in Asian grocery stores or can be made at home by curing duck egg yolks in salt.
Other ingredients include all-purpose flour, cornstarch, cooking oil, butter, garlic, curry leaves, bird’s eye chili, sugar, and salt. These items are typically found in most kitchens, but it’s a good idea to double-check to make sure you have them before you start cooking. Once you have gathered all the ingredients, you’ll be ready to begin the process of making this delicious and flavorful dish.