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Salted Egg Crispy Shrimp

Salted egg crispy shrimp is an explosion of flavors! A different take on cooking shrimps using salted eggs. Enjoy the spicy creaminess of this dish with family and friends!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: International, Singaporean
Keyword: salted egg shrimp, salted egg shrimp recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Mia


  • 800 grams shrimps deveined, whiskers removed and washed
  • ½ cup cooking oil for frying
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 cups potato starch
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 salted eggs mashed
  • 10-12 curry leaves fresh or dried
  • 2 pcs red bird’s chili
  • 1 cup shrimp broth shrimp cube dissolved in 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp sugar


  • Prepare shrimps by cutting off the whiskers and deveining then wash and place them in a bowl.
  • Dip and cover all sides of the shrimps with egg white and dredge in potato starch. When all of the shrimps are coated, set aside.
  • Heat cooking oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Fry the shrimps in batches if using a small pan. NOTE: Frying will only take a few seconds or when the shrimps are pinkish in color.
  • Transfer cooked shrimps in a plate with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mash salted eggs using a fork. Set aside.
  • Heat pan and tip in butter until it melts. Add the mashed salted eggs and cook for a few seconds.
  • Add the curry leaves and chili then mix to incorporate with the salted egg. Pour the shrimp broth and bring to a simmer.
  • Throw in the cooked shrimps and gently fold in to coat with sauce.
  • Simmer for a minute or until the sauce is reduced. Remove shrimps from the pan and transfer in a serving dish. Bon Appetit!