Itlog Maalat (Salted Eggs)

04 October 2008 13 comments

This is one of those foods that is an acquired taste. As you can tell from its' name, this egg is very salty. I don't even dare to find out how much sodium per serving it contains. That is why I get to enjoy this rarely. Duck eggs are ideal to use when you want to make salted eggs. For me it has a different taste and has more flavor. Uncooked duck eggs are usually available in some Asian supermarkets. You can purchase these already cooked and sold in packs of six. There are also uncooked salted eggs available, boil them as you would boil a regular egg. The ones I've seen is imported from China or Taiwan. The taste is the same as the ones in the Philippines. My relatives always brings me back a tray of salted eggs from Pateros, the city where these salted eggs became well-known for.


If you want to make your own but do not have access to duck eggs, you can use chicken eggs. It is very easy to make. There are two different procedures, one that makes use of mud and one without. I prefer not using mud since I do not want to deal with the mess. If you want the authentic salted eggs with the oily yolk, then you need to prepare it using the method with the mud.
Salted Eggs
10 eggs
1 1/2 cup
salt
6 cups
water

Wash the eggs.
In a large pot, dissolve salt in water.Add the eggs. Put a plate on top of the eggs and put a ziploc bag with enough rice kernels to ensure the eggs remain submerged once the lid is closed.
Leave in room temperature for 30 days.
After 30 days, boil the eggs.
Refrigerate.
These salted eggs with tomatoes and onions are good for use as a side dish when serving fried fish and even dried fish.
Note: The red color is just food coloring. The vendors in the Philippines have different kinds of eggs for sale and the color helps them distinguish the salted eggs from the rest.

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13 comments: to “ Itlog Maalat (Salted Eggs) so far...

  • Mira October 05, 2008
     

    I would rather buy them than make them I guess, ;-) I suddenly crave for some, the one with oily yolk is still the best. The weather is very conducive to eating fried rice and itlog na maalat with tomatoes ;-)

  • Babette October 07, 2008
     

    Sige, paggawa ko I'll give you some. Kelan pa kaya yon? LOL

  • jan celiz-magtoto October 08, 2008
     

    hey! a bit sensitive topic we have here. i hope you can still participate. here's our coffee break this week http://labskiddies.blogspot.com/2008/10/coffee-break-ver-139.html

  • DhoyM October 13, 2008
     

    Nakakamiss naman yan. nakakagutom tuloy. Thanks for the visit Babette.

  • haze October 14, 2008
     

    Hi Barbs, sorry ha nagkaproblema ako eh! Check out my new blog.

    I miss this, pag uwi ko I won't forget to eat this :D !

  • Joy0z October 14, 2008
     

    ay like koto salted egg basta madami tomatoes at sariwa pa siya kasi if not dyusme ang bango wahehehe.

  • Euroangel October 22, 2008
     

    uy sarap naman nito..muta na Sis...nilalaway tuloy ako....pati daing hinahanap ko nga eh...ingat!!

  • Jescel October 29, 2008
     

    this is sooo good paired up with tocino or longganisa and kamatis, of course... yum!

  • TBones October 29, 2008
     

    what style of food is this? it's very interesting.

  • Keith November 03, 2008
     

    I had, a couple years back, made my own maalats, following a recipe off the Internet, and was quite pleased with the results.

  • Jan November 07, 2008
     

    A few years ago, a Filipino cabin steward gave me this recipe, and yes, it's certainly something you have learn to eat. Still, it's too bad no one wanted to give me a truthful recipe for that other egg thing, balut(?). I have heard many myths about that one.

  • Amor November 07, 2008
     

    I love itlog na maalatNakakamiss naman yan Barb :)since dito sa bagong lugar namin wlang asian store,medyo matatagalan pa akong makakain nyan:(

  • ^`º_ßÖßËLLê^ª* January 15, 2009
     

    Yummy food,,sarap tlga ng itlog na maalat with kamatis tapos nakakamay kapag kumain...hayyy