Thursday, 1 August 2013

Homemade Salted Duck Eggs

Do you like salted duck eggs? I DO!!!! I love salted duck eggs and just give me a plain porridge or any porridge with salted eggs, I am in seventh heaven!!!!! Besides that, I like to use salted eggs in whatever savoury dish I can think of. I am really crazy over salted eggs and would go even crazier if the super bright orange red yolk is oily! It has this buttery taste! As far as I know, since my childhood days, my mum had been making salted duck eggs using the brining method. This homemade salted duck egg is as per my mum's step-by-step instructions.
My eldest daughter only eats the white egg but not the yolk! Good news to me!!! So every time I will eye her egg yolk and she will happily pass it to me.

The cutting is not perfect as I cut it while it's still hot.  Overall the taste is perfect :)

Step-by-Step Instructions  :
1)  Choose 10 fresh duck eggs.  If possible, try to get those greenish in colour as they are more flavourful and fragrant.  It's very difficult to get it in KL.  However, whenever I go back to my hometown in Perak, I would try to get it from the wet market.

2)  Use a damp cloth to clean and wipe away the dirt.  My mum repeatedly reminded me not to soak it in the water.

3)  Put 350gm coarse sea salt into a pot.  Add 2 liter of water and boil over medium heat. Occasionally stir and boil until all the salt is dissolved.  Leave it aside to cool.
4)  Arrange cleaned eggs in a glass jar.  

5)  Slowly pour the brine into the jar and make sure all the eggs are fully immersed and  close the lid.   Keep it in a cool dark place between 18 to 21 days or longer depending on how salty you want the eggs to be.
7)  After all the eggs have been harvested, do not discard the brine.  It can be recycled for a 2nd batch of homemade salted eggs!
8)  Boil salted eggs as you boil the normal hard boiled eggs.  It takes between 10 to 15 minutes. 
9)  Let it cool before cutting the eggs.  Otherwise, your egg yolks would look messy just like mine!  I was a bit impatient and cut it when it hadn't totally cooled off :(
Homemade Salted Duck Egg is so much better than the commercial salted eggs.  It's easy peasy.  So why not give it a try if you also love salted eggs?

I am submitting this to the Little Thumbs Up "Egg" event organized by Bake for Happy Kidsmy little favourite DIY and hosted by Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out


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28 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing how to make duck eggs! This looks really easy. Why would anyone buy from outside if we can make it so easily at home?

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    1. You are right, Mich. I think we should learn how to make some homemade stuffs instead of getting the commercial ones. At least we know what ingredients we are adding and it's healthy too :)

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  2. Easy and tasty! I learnt to make it from a masseur who was giving me a massage at a resort that I was staying in. LOL.

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    1. Thanks and have a great weekend ahead :)

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  3. I am a number one fan of salted eggs. Sometimes I have to limit the intake. Its the best and most perfect for porridge. Brilliant idea of the home made version which I will try out soon.

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  4. Oh wow, never knew making salted duck eggs is so easy. Now I need to find a big jar to fit all the eggs in. Thanks for sharing this on LTU too, Ivy! :)

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  5. Hi Ivy, I've made several batches before with duck and chicken eggs. I added some shaoxing wine too. They are good but now I'm lazy to make cos' we don't eat much of salted eggs. You're very hardworking lady.

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    1. Oh, how does it taste like with shaoxing wine? I must give this a try too. Do you mean mix it with the brine?

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  6. I always thought there are preservatives to make salted duck eggs but I was wrong! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love salted duck eggs with plain porridge too. Also like you, my family members only like the whites, and I am the 'unhealthy' one who love the oily golden yolks.

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    1. Hi Lian, with the commercial salted eggs, I think there is some preservatives. But with homemade, at least we know what we are adding, right?

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    1. You are welcome, Rose. Have a great weekend ahead :)

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  8. My late mother-in-law used to make salted duck eggs too. One of these days I will try to make some. Your batch of duck eggs look very nice.

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  9. Oooh,, I love salted eggs, everyone loves the yolks! The oilier, the better! So in my house, you eat what is yours! haha! Have not made salted egg in ages! Been thinking about it lately though.

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    1. Yes, Joyce, the oilier the better! and I eat what is mine. No one has a chance to have mine, hahaha...

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  10. Hi Ivy, Thanks for sharing this recipe. I like to eat salted egg yolks too with plain porridge but it's been ages I've not makan . Can I use this salted egg yolks to make mooncake? I'm planning to make some bake mooncake in september so it will be great if I can make the salted egg myself.

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    1. Kit, of course you can use the yolk for your mooncake! Imagine homemade mooncake with homemade salted egg yolk! This is indeed si beh ho jiak! hahaha... and remember to reserve a slice of the mooncake for me with special request; I want the egg YOLK! hehehhe..

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  11. It's really cool making your own salted eggs! Like u, I love the yolks! Give them all to me! Hahaha!

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    1. Shirley, don't take all lah. We share share lor... and I help you to look out for those who don't like the yolks. Aha... one of them is my eldest daughter. Half half ok? hahahha...

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  12. Ivy, I love salted duck eggs too! But I like only the yolk hah! hah! so I have to fight with you :D I am very eager to try this recipe. You are right, homemade is better!

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    1. Phong Hong, no need to fight. This Sunday if I can get duck eggs. I am going to make another batch with the recycled brine. My salted eggs very laku one leh... My friends like it and very fast finish leh.. So, how many do you want?? Let me know, hehehe.... Eat the yolks but don't throw the whites. Keep it for other dishes.

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  13. Same same with you. Love to eat salted duck egg.

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