Sunday, January 16, 2011

Crispy And Spicy Salted Egg Yolk Aubergine Cubes

Aubergine cut into cubes, coated with potato flour and deep fried in hot grapeseed oil and tossed in salted egg yolk , garlic, curry powder and with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seed....awwww I will let you imagine how good this dish is.  Salted egg yolk has the uncanny ability to bring out the flavor of this dish ......with its partners in crime, the garlic and curry powder and toasted sesame seeds, this dish can be a real great appetizer. The curry leaves makes it aromatic .

Aubergine is a veggie that is bland by itself but with these ingredients added, it became flavorful :)  Crispy outside and moist and tender on the inside.  This recipe is very much like the previous Salted Egg Yolk chicken except this is veggie based and calls for curry leaves :)

The steps to making this dish are shown above. I used potato flour for coating the aubergine cubes for a crisps that last and it sort of helps prevent the oil being absorbed into the aubergine cubes.  I use grapeseed oil for deep frying for it  is cholesterol free and has a high smoke point of approximately  216 °C (421 °F), so it can be safely used to cook at high temperatures, such as stir-frying , sauteing and deep frying. Due to its clean, light taste, it is often used as an ingredient in salad dressings and mayonaise and as a base for oil infusions of garlic, rosemary or other herbs or spices .

love the crispness of these deep fried  
potato flour coated aubergine cubes

toasted sesame seeds also plays a part in making these aubergine cubes flavorful :)

Crispy And Spicy Salted Egg Aubergine Cubes


2 aubergine - cut into cubes

potato flour for coating

grapeseed oil for deep frying

1 salted egg yolk - steamed and mashed
sea salt to taste
4 pips garlic - minced
1/2 tbsp of curry powder
1 sprig of curry leaves
2 tbsp of toasted sesame seed
1 tbsp of grapeseed oil


Cut the aubergine into cube size , coat them with potato flour and deep fried in hot grapeseed oil till crispy and nicely browned.  Take them out and drain off the oil with kitchen paper towels.  Put it aside.

Meanwhile, heat up wok with 1 tbsp of grapeseed oil , lightly saute the minced garlic, mashed egg yolk , curry leaves till fragrant. Add in the curry powder and seasalt and stir fry till well combined with the other ingredients. Put in the fried aubergines cubes and gently tossed till well combined with the sauteed ingredients. Sprinkle in the toasted sesame seeds and toss well. Dish up and serve hot.

Enjoy and have a great Sunday !

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  1. Looks good. Should be nice with bitter gourd too...

  2. I love eggplant, and that sounds so good!!! What wonderful flavors that dish must have, and that crispy just made the piggy chef hungry!

  3. I'd love a bite of that delicious crispy eggplant!

  4. I love the meaty texture of eggplant. It's even better if it is nice and crispy.

  5. buzzed & buzzed :) looks really yummy

  6. Olala....the eggplant looks so inviting. lol. Big chef! Must join you for dinner some day. haha... You cook I eat! Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
    Cheers, Kristy

  7. Oooo.... more salted egg yolks ... YUMM! This looks super good. I had deep fried egg plant the other day at a nyonya restaurant but without all the good stuff you've added. I'll give this a go myself. Thanks!

  8. Elin you know something, you've totally changed my mind about aubergines and salted egg yolk. I've never liked either but this looks AMAZING. I like how it's crispy and it sounds so flavourful! Gorgeous photos too, they're too tempting! I've never wanted to cook with aubergines and salted egg yolk, but I think now I might just give it a try sometime!

  9. see already drooling. Okie..this is another experiement to try LOL

  10. What an interesting and unusual dish. Definitely trying this one. Thanks!

  11. Another wonderful dish. Reminds me of eggplant chips sold in one of the restaurants here. Great recipe!

  12. Arthur....yea it is good and delicious...I have not tried it with bitter day soon :p Thanks for the idea:)

    Pigg Chef Dennis....haha sometimes I wonder what it takes to make a person wicked...and now I know the make someone hungry just drooling at my food porn :p got to try this out to believe every word I penned here :)

    Zurin...hope you will like it :)

    Anna's too! Aubergine is my fav veggie :)

    Something good...thanks :) should move next door to me so that I aso get to eat all your great cooking and baking :))

    Ping...salted egg yolk is now the favored ingredients in most restaurant dishes :)

    Sharon....:) hope you will love it like I do

    Kathy...haha I hope you will like it too :)

    Lora...hope you try this out oneday :)

    Leny...yea, but this is more flavorful :)

  13. My husband loves dishes with salted egg yolk, this dish sound so delicious.

  14. Jess...oh you must try this veggie for a change :) and hopefully your hubby loves it too .


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