Salted egg creations are thriving in Asia, especially in the Philippines. From crispy salted egg chicken to delicious, oven-hot bibingka muffins, you’re going to have a blast channeling your inner chef attempting these culinary delights!
1. Salted Egg Bibingka Muffins
These sweet and savory muffins are a flavorful twist to the traditional Filipino dessert made of rice flour and coconut milk, usually served during Christmas. This recipe calls for a modern take on the classic recipe, with the unique addition of salted egg yolks and Kesong Puti (a type of Filipino white cheese made of carabao milk). Don’t worry if you can’t find Kesong Puti. Just replace it with a mild white Cottage cheese such as mozzarella or paneer. You’ll find the full recipe here.
- 1 cup rice flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 medium egg, beaten
- 1 cup coconut milk (gata)
- 1/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/3 cup kesong puti (white cheese), about 100 grams (plus extra for garnish)
- 4 slices ham, diced, plus extra for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with muffin liners.
- Combine rice flour and sugar in a bowl. Combine eggs, coconut milk, evaporated milk, and butter in another bowl.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.
- Pour batter into muffin cups until ¾ full. Top each cup with kesong puti and ham.
- Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until centre is set but moist, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean with a few crumbs.
- Remove muffins from pan and let cool on a wire rack for a few minutes. Top with extra kesong puti and ham. Serve warm.
2. Creamy Salted Egg Yolk Pasta
Here’s an Asian twist on the classic Italian Carbonara recipe, which is fairly easy to make! Watch the video for a step-by-step guide on creating the perfect plate of salted egg yolk carbonara, one that will leave you longing for more.
3. Tomato, Grilled Eggplant and Salted Egg Salad
This is great if you’re looking to have a light breakfast or brunch without stuffing yourself with too many calories. The saltiness of the eggs is muted by the grilled eggplant, and the tomatoes lend a fresh and juicy kick that’s perfect when you want to pile on those healthy vitamins. Kudos to Kawaling Pinoy for the easy recipe.
- 2 large eggplant
- 1 cup grape egg tomatoes, halved or 3 large Roma tomatoes, chopped
- 2 salted duck eggs, peeled and diced
- 1 tablespoon green onions, chopped
- ¼ cup vinegar
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 shallot, peeled and minced
- pepper to taste
- With a knife or fork, prick eggplant. Lay eggplant directly on gas stove top over high flame and roast, rotating occasionally with tongs, until slightly softened and skin is evenly charred. Allow to cool to touch and peel skin. Gently rinse under cold, running water to rid of stray skin and coarsely chop flesh.
- To serve, layer tomatoes, grilled eggplant and salted egg. When ready to serve, drizzle with vinegar dressing and gently toss to combine. Garnish with green onions.
- In a small bowl, combine vinegar, fish sauce, shallots and pepper to taste.
4. Salted Egg Fried Rice
You know what else goes well with salted egg yolk? Fried rice, of course! As with all the other recipes, the egg yolk should be steamed and mashed before being added to the fried rice. Prawn is always a great option to include into the meal, as its springy texture gives that extra bite to the dish. Here’s how you can whip up your own bowl of salted egg fried rice.
- 2 salted eggs
- 2 cups of cooled cooked rice
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- few pieces of prawn or chicken
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup finely sliced spring onions
- 2 bird’s eye chilli, finely sliced (optional)
- Break salted egg yolk and white. Steam salted egg yolk for 10 minutes or until cooked. Mash egg yolk and set aside.
- Heat wok and put in 2 tbsp oil. Put in garlic and saute until golden. Put in rice and toss until rice is hot. Dish up and set aside.
- Put in 1 tbsp oil and brown prawn/chicken. Push to the side of the wok.
- On low heat, put in butter and mashed egg yolks. Cook egg yolks until they look foamy, then add in bird’s eye chilli at this point if preferred.
- Push prawns/chicken onto foamy egg yolks and cook for a while. Turn heat to high.
- Put rice back into wok and toss until rice is hot again. Push rice to the side and toss in egg whites. Quickly push rice onto egg whites (the salted egg whites cook really quickly) and toss rice so that the egg whites will be well dispersed.
- Season with pepper and dish up.
5. Salted Egg Yolk Coated Chicken
Follow this video for perfectly crispy, finger-licking good salted egg yolk chicken! This features chunks of deep-fried battered chicken thigh coated with butter and salted egg yolk, which are later garnished with fiery chili and fragrant curry leaves. Thank you The Meat Men Channel for such a delightful recipe.
Salted egg yolk meals are perfect for any party or event, so the next time you’re planning an event, consider throwing in a salted egg yolk dish into the mix! You can request for free quotes from caterers on Gawin.ph, who will gladly design the menu, provide necessary utensils and ensure that your guests are well-fed by the end of the event!
written by Michelle Chee