salted eggs

@SIMPLYD (78623)
Philippines
September 5, 2011 10:07pm CST
Maybe, even people from other countries, knows what a salted egg is and how it taste. Here in the Philippines, when we see a colored fuschia egg, we know that it’s salted. And the best salted eggs comes from Pateros ! I like eating my salted egg sliced and mixed in chopped tomatoes and some red chillies. I pair it with a slice of bread and i can eat two salted eggs in one sitting. Or I would like to pair it with fried rice and dried fish. Salted eggs anyone?
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13 responses
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
salted eggs or red eggs - This was my viand just days ago, I took a picture of it just for fun;P
I love salted eggs too, I like it best when the yolk has some oil on it and not too salty. I can have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner! It's like an instant food for me Actually, I had it too days before and just for fun, I took a picture of it, I'll share it with you
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
So, you really took a picture of the salted eggs. At least, for those from other countries can now imagine how a salted egg appears. I think, salted eggs are only from here in the Philippines. Anyone who knows?
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@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Actually no, salted egg originated in china i think but they don't put any colorings on it. But I've read that some people put some tea to the mixture were they submerge the eggs so when its cured, they will have a brownish color.
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Tea? I think it would not make a nice taste, because tea tastes like "mapakla", right? But with those Chinese people, they can really make delicious foods too, out of simple ingredients. Take for example , the century egg. Oh, i don't like its taste though.
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
7 Sep 11
I don't really know what salted eggs are. Mind explaining?
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
8 Sep 11
As to how it appears you can go to box#3, whengcat's response. She attached a picture of it. It is made of duck eggs, cured in salt for at least 30 days, and it would be colored red before its sold on markets, to readily distinguish it as salted eggs.
• South Korea
8 Sep 11
Wow I had never seen salted eggs before and never heard of them too. Anyway it looks lovely, the colour is just so nice And how do we eat it? Is it like boiled eggs? And how does it taste? Sorry for so many questions
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
14 Sep 11
It's actually a boiled duck eggs which was submerged in water with lots of salt for 10 days or more. It's really a delicious food, specially when chopped and mixed with tomatoes.
@libramie (563)
• Philippines
14 Sep 11
OOhh, yes!!! I like salted egg much paired with tomatoes and fried fish and I made it of my own. Whenever I have duck eggs, salted egg can't escape. I soaked it in water and in salt in a dark place. After ten days salted eggs will come out and going to cook. Its not so salty so I can eat happily, and the rest will stored in the ref. for the next other days.
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
14 Sep 11
Really, you do your own salted eggs. I guess your way doesn't have many ingredients and procedures. Maybe you could share it to me too.
@libramie (563)
• Philippines
14 Sep 11
Sure, I can. I knew this from my friend and I can relay this simple method to those who are interested. Prepared a plastic closed container, duck egg and the ratio of 1 cup rock salt dissolve in 2 cups of water. Solutions will depend of how many eggs you want to. Eggs must be soaked down the water, so you may put heavier thing so that it will not emerge and the salt will distributed evenly and then store the container in a dry dark place for ten days. You can harvest even in eighth days for not very salty and 12 days for saltier one. Then cook and enjoy eating but try to limit because its high of cholesterol.
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
16 Sep 11
So you mean, when you store them in that solution, they aren't boiled yet?
• China
6 Sep 11
I like salted eggs. But I wonder what's the difference between the salted eggs in China and your country. I like eat salted eggs with steamed bread.
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
7 Sep 11
So , what you have tasted was that from China? Can you describe it?
• China
7 Sep 11
In China, most of the salted eggs were made of duck's egg, a few of salted eggs were made of goose's egg. All of them albumen tasted salt.
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
8 Sep 11
Yes my friend, our salted egg here is also of duck's egg.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
6 Sep 11
Wow! my greenish friend you are taking the taste of salted eggs but your friend is not eat the eggs so sorry I cant not take a taste hahah... Thanks to give me best response in cream discussions..
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Why can't you eat eggs, surekha? Is it forbidden for your religion? Oh, you are missing a lot if that is so. Welcome my friend . You deserve that BR for that discussion.
• India
6 Sep 11
Yes my sweet friend in our religion nonveg is not allowed...no I am habitual so not miss egg.. friend my rating is really decreasing day by day tell me what is wrong discussion or response..
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
7 Sep 11
Maybe because i gave you the BR mark. It only means that you are already posting quality responses or discussions. Keep it up , my friend!
@williamjisir (22904)
• China
14 Sep 11
Salted eggs are popular in China. I like it and eat it sometimes. We have quite a few ways of eating salted eggs, one of which is to cook it together with pumpkins and it tastes good, especially with the yolk. Cooked this way, it is a delicious dish.
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
14 Sep 11
Yes, salted eggs can be an ingredient in so many dishes. So it's popular in China too. But what you just said about how to cook it is the first time i have heard of. I might try that one too.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
8 Sep 11
Hi, SIMPLYD. I have never seen or tasted salted eggs in the USA before. I have seen colored eggs during Easter though. The eggs that you are referring to sounds very delicious though. I would love to try them, especially if I can combine it with the foods that you have mentioned in your post.
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
9 Sep 11
Actually, Whengcat, one of my respondents to this topic, attached a picture of a salted egg. You can view it. You will surely love it, once you taste it in the style i mentioned. Maybe those Pinoy stores have them. They are so affordable here in the Philippines but i just don't know on those Pinoy stores at the US. We call it "itlog na maalat". You can distinguish it easily because it's colored red or fuschia.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
8 Sep 11
you just made me crave for so much food with your discussions. the food in pairs, sauteed mongo, porridge with different toppings, etc. now you have this salted eggs which is one of my best breakfast recipe. yes, i love this and have been craving for these fuschia thing that my mom usually prepares whenever i go back to cebu. we have salted eggs here, but i am used to "itlog na maalat" from our hometown.
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
8 Sep 11
So, have you noticed how much i love eating and they are but simple foods? Yes, we actually call it "itlog na maalat" in Tagalog. It's common in markets all over the Philippines. Yet, i still haven't tasted one as good as those from Pateros.
@toniganzon (49186)
• Philippines
7 Sep 11
D you are making me hungry and it's dinner time already. It's raining and it's a bit cold and a salted egg with tomatoes and onions would be perfect.
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
8 Sep 11
Correct Toni! Just the thought of it makes me want to eat one now again. It's really a cheap , effortless and delicious way of having a meal.
• Indonesia
6 Sep 11
hi SimplyD, nice to know you are a fan of salted eggs, we also have salted eggs here in Indonesia. My maid is making and selling salted eggs, she use duck's egg then cover the egg with salt and something sorry I dont know the name in English, then she burried the eggs for several days on the ground, if you dont have yard to burried the egg you can use pot or big bottle. My mother also love salted eggs, but I personally love to eat salted eggs with rice and sambal (sambal is fresh chillie sauce), the combination of salty and hot is very tasty.
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
7 Sep 11
Yes, i love salted eggs, but it has to be sliced and mixed with chopped tomatoes as i have mentioned in my discussion. Actually , wheng, on of my mylotter friends gave me a recipe in making a salted egg. But i think, from the way it is being tediously made, i would opt to just buy. I think , i like that sambal too, because it's spicy. I like spicy foods that's why. But not so spicy though.
@youless (90956)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Sep 11
We have different salted eggs here. The first type of the salted eggs come from the duck's eggs. I like it and it is something used for the mooncakes, too. The second type is the normal salted egg but this is not so common. Usually these salted eggs come from a kind of fowls, perhaps the English word is called partridges,The eggs are smaller and with some black pots on the shells. Since they are smaller, so it is easy to eat. I love China
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Oh, that partridge egg is called egg of "pugo" here in the Philippines . It is being sold cooked already in a small plastic wrapper in 5's by vendors, to commuters. It's yummy indeed. But are you sure in your place they can make it as salted egg?
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
I have a colleague that hails from Pampanga and they have their own itikan. He brought some eggs one day and guess what? the eggs are not painted red, according to him that's the in thing now. It's all white but it's still salty. According to him, the coloring is just a waste of time.
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Well, i think he is correct, ybong. Painting them with food color ,is only to make it attractive. Other than that, there's no effect on its taste. But i guess, they paint it red, so it's identifiable when already in stores. And to think, that food color is bad for the health.
@johan143 (165)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
I also like salted eggs but I ate it in moderation. I believe that too much of it may cause high blood pressure. I like salted eggs mix with chopped tomatoes, onion and "paho". "Paho" is a variety of mango fruit,just like an indian mango but smaller in size, green and with a nice smell and awesome taste. I only see 'Paho" in Batangas City. I usually ate salted eggs during breakfast with fried rice, fried dried fish and a cup of hot coffee or hot chocolate. You might not know this, but my mother-in law has her specialty of spaghetti w/ salted eggs instead of the usuall beef and hotdog. The salted eggs are diced and mixed with the spaghetti sauce and viola!! it taste good and yummy. happy eating!
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Oh, thanks for that tip about spaghetti having salted eggs, johan. I think that's really yummy, i will try that too. But i guess, my husband and in-laws will eat only in moderation, because their blood pressure might zoom up.