Salted Egg: A Savory Side Dish

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The salted egg can add some excitement to certain dishes. It can easily be served with some diced tomatoes. It goes so well with grilled dishes.

Origins Of The Salted Egg

The salted egg may seem like a local delicacy but it’s not.😀

Four pieces of red salted eggs, one of which is cut in half.
One salted egg can add so much flavor to a dish.

Salted eggs go a long, long way. Their origins can be traced to China way back to the 5th century AD.

Salted eggs go a long, long way. Their origins can be traced to China way back to the 5th century AD.

At that time, duck eggs were salted as a process of preservation since there was no way to refrigerate them. (1)

Nowadays, the salted egg is more of a side dish to add some sapid and savor to dishes such as barbeque and grilled fish.

Nowadays, the salted egg is more of a side dish to add some sapid and savor to dishes such as barbeque and grilled fish.

Salted egg cut into pieces to be served as a side dish.
The salted egg goes so well with some grilled dishes. It just adds a punch of flavor.

The Salted Egg Chicken Wings

Nowadays, the salted egg is not just a side dish but a flavor as well.

For example, some potato chips are now flavored salted eggs.

You can even get some salted egg ensyamadas nowadays. It’s safe to say that the salted egg has evolved as a stand-alone flavor for certain foods.

You can even get some salted egg ensyamadas nowadays. Read Related: Estrera’s Ensaymada Offers Four Amazing Flavors

It’s safe to say that the salted egg has evolved as a stand-alone flavor for certain foods.

Another perfect example is the salted egg chicken wings. The salted egg is no longer a side dish. It’s now incorporated into the dish.

Check out the video below to see how to make some yummy salted egg chicken wings.😃

Here’s A Simple Salted Egg Recipe

The original salted egg was made from duck eggs. The salting process was quite tedious.

I remember making salted eggs in school and we had to bury them in mud. When it was time to unearth them, we forgot where we had buried them. 😁 Our Home Economics teacher got mad at us.

Burying the eggs in mud is part of the process of making a salted egg.

Burying the eggs in mud is part of the process of making a salted egg.

The good news is that we can do away with some mud and we can actually use chicken eggs.

Watch the video below to see how you can make some yummy salted eggs at home.

You don’t need a lot of ingredients. Just some salt and water for the salt solution. Yes, you can use some chicken eggs for this particular salted egg recipe. 👍

You’ll need a mason jar for the salt solution. That’s also where you will be stowing the eggs for salting.

Why Are Salted Eggs Red?

Have you ever wondered by salted eggs are red?

Six pieces of red salted eggs.
You’ll never miss the bright red salted eggs in the grocery store.

There’s a reason why a salted egg is red. The bright red color helps you distinguish it from the other fresh eggs in the grocery store.

The next question is, why red of all colors?

The color red of a salted egg has a lot to do with its origins.

Red is considered a lucky color for the Chinese.

The color red is a good match for the round shape of an egg, which is also considered to be a lucky shape. 😁

How do you eat your salted egg? Have you ever tried making it? Feel free to share some of your thoughts, tips, and tricks with us. We would love to hear from you.

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