If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then keep reading, because these are delicious!
What are salted duck eggs?
The photo above shows my own homemade salted duck eggs, but you can actually buy them from some Chinese grocery stores too. It’s duck eggs aged in brine, which makes the yolks turn oily, slightly salty, and amazingly delicious! And it’s really easy to make at home as I’ll explain.
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How are salted duck eggs eaten?
This is something that’s eaten in many Asian countries – it’s actually very common. The yolk is often placed in mooncakes or used as a sauce in stir-fries. Or, the egg is boiled and eaten with congee (a sort-of rice porridge) for breakfast. I personally love just eating it by itself. I especially savor eating the yolk, which is really odd because I’m not a big fan of chicken egg yolks. The photo below shows a store-bought salted duck egg.
How to make salted duck eggs?
Detailed steps below – but basically, the uncooked eggs sat in this salty brine in my fridge for over a month.