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If you love snacking while watching TV then try this salted egg recipe, the addictive spicy salted egg cornflakes. These are corn flake cereals that are buttered with salted egg yolk powder, curry leaves, and spicy bird's eye chili for an amazing munch.
Spicy Salted Egg Cornflakes Recipe
This easy salted egg cornflake recipe uses only five ingredients:
- Cornflakes - You can use any of your favorite brands but I like the taste and crunchiness of Kellog's corn flakes.
- Salted Egg Yolk - I use the pre-cooked salted egg yolk powder that I bought online on Shopee. You can also buy from most supermarkets or bakery shops. If you prefer to use fresh salted egg yolk, then steam it for about 15 minutes. Next, mash the golden egg yolk while it is still warm into fine powder.
- Salted Butter - Unsalted butter is fine if you like a less-salty taste.
- Curry Leaves - I used my own homegrown curry leaves. You can buy them from most supermarkets and wet markets. If you are not from this Asian region, curry leaves are sold in Asian grocery stores. If still not available, you can skip these curry leaves.
- Red Bird's Eye Chili (Chilli Padi) - You can buy this from most markets or use the normal red chili, dried chili, or chili flakes instead. For this recipe, I used my own homegrown bird's eye chili.
There are several versions of this recipe where sugar, evaporated milk, and dried chilis (in addition to the bird's eye chili) are added to the ingredients. I prefer not to use sugar and evaporated milk for this recipe as I don't like the sweet taste of these combinations to the salted egg. I also don't use dried chilis as it is already hot and spicy with just the bird's eye chili.
What is a Salted Egg?
To the uninitiated, a salted egg is a duck egg that is preserved by soaking in brine. It is then packed in damp salted charcoal. It is not to be confused with century eggs, which are different in look and taste.
How to Prepare Salted Egg Cornflakes
Get all the ingredients and cooking utensils ready for cooking:
- Red bird's eye chili washed and finely chopped.
- Curry leaves are washed and removed from the stem.
- Salted egg powder, butter, and cornflake were measured accordingly and put in separate bowls. If you are using fresh mashed salted egg yolk then prepare this in advance.
- Heavy-duty skillet (I prefer to use a wok), stir fry spatula, parchment paper (to line the oven baking tray).
Fry curry leaves with butter on low heat for about 3 minutes, then add the finely chopped red bird's eye chili (or chili flakes or dried red chili). Continue frying for about 1 minute. Add the salted egg yolk powder and mix well until you get a nice creamy sauce.
Remove Any Lump in the Powdered Salted Egg
Some of the powdered salted eggs tend to be lumpy during packaging. Mix well to bring this lumpy salted egg to powdery form.
Creamy Salted Egg Sauce
Once the creamy salted egg sauce has thickened, remove the frying pan or wok from the heat and add in the cornflakes. Stir, making sure the cornflakes are all well coated.
Spread these coated cornflakes evenly on the baking tray that was lined with parchment paper (bakery paper). Bake at 350ºF for about 8 minutes or until it is slightly golden brown. This will crisp up the cornflakes and make them crunchy.
Let it be thoroughly cooled before storing it in an air-tight jar.
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8 servings (1 serving if you're addicted to it!)
You Need These Utensils
For this recipe, you will need:
- Large heavy skillet or wok. Use the 10 to12 inches in diameter for easier mixing and coating of the cornflakes.
- Stir fry spatula.
- Parchment paper (bakery paper) to line the baking tray.
- And of course, you need your cooker to fry and an oven to bake.
- Air-tight container to store the cooked salted egg yolk cornflakes.
- 1.8 ounces (50 g or 3.3 tablespoon) salted butter
- 6 stalks curry leaves, washed and removed from the stems
- 6 red bird's eye chilis, finely chopped. You can add more for a hotter version or replace it with dried chilis/chili flakes
- 3.5 ounces (100 g) salted egg powder, mix well and to remove any lumps
- 4.4 ounces (125 g) cornflakes, (I used Kellog's corn flakes. 1 box is 8.8 ounces (250 g), so I use half of it)
Directions (Only 5 Steps!)
- Fry curry leaves with butter on low heat for about 3 minutes.
- Then add finely chopped red bird's eye chilis and continue frying for about 1 minute.
- Add the salted egg yolk powder and mix well until you get a nice creamy sauce.
- Once the creamy salted egg sauce has thickened, remove wok from the heat and add in the cornflakes. Stir, making sure the cornflakes are well coated.
- Spread these coated cornflakes evenly on the baking tray that was lined with parchment paper (bakery paper). Bake at 350ºF for about 8 minutes or until it is slightly golden brown. Once they are thoroughly cooled, place them in an air-tight jar.
1. Fry curry leaves with butter on low heat for about 3 minutes.
2. Then add finely chopped red bird's eye chilis and continue frying for about 1 minute.
3. Add the salted egg yolk powder and mix well until you get a nice creamy sauce.
4. Once the creamy salted egg sauce has thickened, remove the wok from the heat and add in the cornflakes. Stir, making sure the cornflakes are well coated.
5. Spread these coated cornflakes evenly on the baking tray that was lined with parchment paper (bakery paper). Bake at 350ºF for about 8 minutes or until it is slightly golden brown. Once they are thoroughly cooled, place them in an air-tight jar.
Other Salted Egg Yolk Recipes
There are several recipes that use salted duck eggs as the main ingredient and the following are some examples:
Salted egg crispy chicken
Salted egg chicken chop
Salted egg fried chicken
Creamy salted egg chicken wings
French fries salted egg
Salted egg prawn
Salted egg nuggets
Salted egg yolk pasta
Salted egg fish
Salted egg chicken rice
Salted egg fried rice
Salted egg yolk crabs
Fried pumpkin with salted egg
Salted egg yolk eggplant
Deep fried salted egg squids
Shrimp with salted egg
Chicken with salted egg
Crab with salted egg
Salted egg chips recipe
Salted egg white recipe
Salted egg bun
Salted egg fish skin
Salted egg potato chips
Salted egg salmon skin
Salted egg sauce
Salted egg yolk pastry
Salted egg yolk mooncake
Salted egg ramen
Salted egg cake
Salted egg meat
FAQs on Salted Eggs
Here are some of the frequently asked questions on salted eggs for your reference:
What Does Salted Duck Egg Taste Like?
The egg white in a salted duck egg tastes like a boiled chicken egg white except that it is saltier and less dense. The yolk, which is generally used in most salted egg recipes, tastes like a salty mashed roasted chestnut.
What Do You Do With Salted Duck Eggs?
You cook them as per the above recipes, which usually use only the yolk. Both, the white and yolk of salted eggs are eaten with rice congee, nasi kerabu (Herb Rice), and in your normal rice as part of the side dishes.
Where to Buy Salted Eggs?
This is available in most dry and wet markets. If you live outside East Asia and Southeast Asia, you can buy salted eggs from most Asian grocery stores or buy online. Some of these salted eggs are coated with black charcoal paste.
How to Clean a Salted Duck Egg?
Remove the charcoal coating by gently rubbing it off. Then, wash and dry the egg.
What Is the Benefit of a Salted Egg?
Based on this 'Comparative Study on the Nutritional Value of Pidan and Salted Duck Egg', salted duck eggs are rich in proteins, lipids, unsaturated fatty acids, and minerals. These proteins, lipids, and ash contents are greatly enhanced during the salting process with no losses of amino acids. Phospholipids and cholesterol contents are lower in salted duck egg yolk hence, it is a nutritionally rich alternative to duck egg products.
Does Salted Egg Increase Blood Pressure?
Despite the good benefits of salted eggs, the downside is their high sodium content. Per serving of salted duck egg has 1265mg of sodium**. This is because the duck eggs are salted in a high-salt-concentration brine solution that gives a higher salt content in the egg white. High sodium can lead to increased blood pressure.
Can I Take a Salted Duck Egg if I Am Pregnant?
It is advisable not to consume salted eggs if you are pregnant due to their higher sodium level. This can cause water retention and higher blood pressure. If you crave it, do a less salty version at home but take it in moderation.
How Long Can a Salted Egg Last in the Fridge?
If you keep the eggs in a sealed container, they can last between 1 to 2 months.
How Many Calories Are in a Salted Egg?
Based on 1 serving of salted duck egg, it contains 130 calories**.
Try This Salted Egg Cornflake Recipe
Be warned. This savory snack is dangerously addictive and your 8 servings can be consumed in just 1 serving. It is an affordable and easy recipe and I strongly suggest you give it a try and share your experience here.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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