Fried Prawns with Egg Yolk Topping by Jessie Koey


18 medium prawns

Marinate sauce

1/2 tbsp hua tiao chew/cooking wine
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp chicken powder, a dash of pepper

Topping ingredients

3 egg yolks
1 tbsp water
11/2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Garnish ingredients

1 tbsp each : coriander leaves, chopped ham, red chilli
corn flour

2 tbsp oil


1) Wash and drain prawns. Make a cut at the back of each prawn to butterfly. Devien the prawn, score the inside surface of the prawns to prevent them from curling during frying. Marinate the prawns with marinate sauce for 15 mins. 

2) Mix topping ingredients together. Sprinkle the inside surface of the prawns with cornstarch and then spread with the toppings. Sprinkle with garnish ingredients.

3) Heat a frying pan with 2 tbsp oil, place the prawns, shell side down in the pan. (lay all of them in a circle) Pan fry the prawns over medium heat for 1 min, covered and cook for a further 2 mins or until done. Dish out and arrange on serving plate. Eat hot with sweet and sour sauce.