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Salted Egg Yolk Tofu

Salted Egg Tofu Recipe

This recipe uses cooked salted egg yolk. If you bought raw salted eggs instead, steam the egg yolks until opaque before using.

Ingredients:

  • 1x 300 grams box firm (pressed) tofu
  • vegetable oil for deep-frying; just enough to cover tofu in a small pot
  • 3 sprigs curry leaf air dry completely after rinsing
  • 30 grams unsalted butter
  • 2 cooked salted egg yolk mashed finely with a fork
  • 3 chilli padi deseeded & sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/8 tsp fine sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp chicken powder optional; use a bit more salt if not using

Directions:

  1. Cut tofu to uniform bite-sized cubes (or 24 pieces) & pat dry on paper towel.
  2. In a small pot, heat cooking oil to 160°C (320°F). Add curry leaves into the oil and deep fry for about 5 seconds, or until crisp. Remove and drain the fried curry leaves on paper towel. Reserve 1 tbsp curry leaf-infused oil for stir-frying. Add tofu and deep-fry until golden brown. Drain tofu on paper towel.
  3. Melt butter in wok. Also add 1 tbsp curry leaf-infused oil. Stir fry mashed egg yolk, chilli and garlic, until the paste is foamy and aromatic. Season with salt and chicken powder.
  4. Add fried tofu and curry leaves back to the tofu. Stir fry briefly to coat everything evenly in the sauce before serving.
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9 comments on “Salted Egg Yolk Tofu”

  1. This dish is no doubt very delicious and aromatic. I love anything with salted egg yolk.

  2. One of my favourite way to prepare tofu. YUM!

  3. Now….it is to get past the deep frying :P

    Must be so fragrant and delicious. I like most dishes coated with salted egg yolk e.g. prawns, crabs, pumpkin, tofu, bittergourd etc.

  4. I love salted eggs, but rarely buy them…I have never had it this way…looks delicious Wiffy…now you got me going with salted eggs…I will have to get some next time in the Chinese grocery store.
    Have a wonderful week :)

  5. can use air fryer to fry instea?

  6. Hi Wiffy,
    Thanks for this yummy recipe. It seems a quick & easy dish to prepare. I’ll try it soon! Keep it up!

  7. Hi

    Do you have the airfryer version to share?

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