Salt Cured Egg Yolks…The Results

Y’know how things sometimes get really busy and you forget you have a project on the go, and it gets ignored for a little while before you get back to it?
That’s what happened here.
The yolks were supposed to be in the salt for 7 days.
Mine went 14.
Just because life got busy.

This Sunday, I used a fork and dug them out of the salt…

Ooooo, so pretty looking!

They definitely were very pretty looking…

All that salt got rinsed off…

With a quick rinse, I got all that salt off, and sat them on a paper towel to soak up any moisture from the rinse.

Huh. Looks just like a regular yolk here.

And then, because I didn’t have cheese cloth, or the patience to wrap ’em up and hang ’em to dry longer, I popped them on a cookie sheet and fired them into the oven. 200* for 45ish minutes.
While it might be cheating, it is an approved method of finishing the yolks.

Last night I tested them out on some homemade pasta and sauce.

Here’s what I think of them:

They were easy to do.
I mean, put ’em in salt, put ’em in the fridge and forget them for a while.
Rinse, dry, grate, eat.
Easy stuff.

They grate just like parmasan cheese.
I used my micro plane grater and grated one in seconds.
1 yolk was perfect for the amount of parma I would normally use.

Taste wise?
Not in a bad way. In a mmmmm rich and salty sorta way.
I did find though, a bit of an aftertaste that I didn’t care for.
Not sure what it was, or if it was a normal thing, or even how to describe it….but yeah.

Would I make them again?
Yeah, probably.
But I’d rather have parmasan cheese.
I *like* parmasan cheese.
But if you’re someone who loves it and can’t have it, this would be a very good substitute!
Especially if you have a whole lot of eggs, or access to farm fresh eggs.

Next to try…

Egg yolk sauce.
Because the best part of a fried egg is a runny, rich egg yolk.

If you’re curious how I started this project, you can read about it in the post Salt Cured Egg Yolks

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One thought on “Salt Cured Egg Yolks…The Results

  1. Sandee says:

    Thanks for the results. I was wondering.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥


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