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03 Dec 2020
Golden Coin Eggs


  • 4 eggs
  • 1” ginger, finely minced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp chili flakes (ideally chinese facing heaven chilis)
  • 1/2 tbsp shaoxing
  • 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • cornstarch
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • neutral oil (about 1/3 cup?)


  1. Hard-boil the eggs, then cut into 1/2” slices.

  2. Dust egg slices with cornstarch, on one side only. Basically just to hold them together a bit during the initial frying. Not necessary on slices without yolk.

  3. Get oil hot in a pan (or wok, or whatevs). Basically you want a lot of oil in there. Little bubbles level of hot.

  4. Carefully slide in the egg slices and fry for 3-4 minutes, until slightly golden brown and the oil is getting frothy.

  5. Once the oil starts getting really frothy, add chili flakes. Lower heat to medium low and stir.

  6. Stir in garlic and ginger for 15ish seconds, until fragrant.

  7. Stir in shaoxing and then light soy sauce.

  8. Stir in scallions, fry for 10ish seconds.


This recipe totally comes from mthmchris on reddit, I just copied it here to keep all my commonly-used recipes in one place and in case that post is ever deleted.