Stir-fried Zucchini with Salted Egg Yolks (黃 沙 炒小南瓜)

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marvellina
Zucchini slices are stir-fried in umami-rich salted duck egg yolks. Something so simple yet addicting side dish.
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  • 4 small zucchini
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cooked salted duck egg yolks
  • Salt to taste


  • Trim the zucchini and cut them into even slices about 1/4 inch thick. You can cut on an angle into elliptical slices, or cut into sections and then rectangular slices. Chop or mash the cooked egg yolks into fragments; set aside
  • Heat a wok over a medium flame with just a smear of oil. Add the zucchini and dry-fry for several minutes, until they have lost some of their water content and are floppy and fragrant; set aside
  • Return the wok to a high flame until smoke rises, then add the remaining oil and swirl around. Add garlic, and stir fry for 10 seconds, add salted egg yolks and stir-fry briefly. They will turn frothy. Return the zucchini to the wok and stir-fry until all pieces are scattered with golden egg yolk crumbles, adding salt to taste if necessary. Serve immediately


If you get some uncooked salted duck eggs, you can break the eggs, and separate the eggs and the white and place the egg yolks in a heatproof bowl, cover and put into a steamer for 10-20 minutes over a high heat until cooked through