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Salted Egg Recipe: Spicy Salted Egg Cornflakes

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Salted Egg Recipe: Spicy Salted Egg Cornflakes

Salted Egg Recipe: Spicy Salted Egg Cornflakes

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:

  1. Cornflakes - You can use any of your favorite brands but I like the taste and crunchiness of Kellog's corn flakes.
  2. 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.
  3. Salted Butter - Unsalted butter is fine if you like a less-salty taste.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

13 min

33 min

8 servings (1 serving if you're addicted to it!)

Ingredients and utensils for spicy salted egg cornflakes recipe

Ingredients and utensils for spicy salted egg cornflakes recipe

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.

Ingredients

  • 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!)

  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 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.
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1. Fry curry leaves with butter on low heat for about 3 minutes.

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2. Then add finely chopped red bird's eye chilis and continue frying for about 1 minute.

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3. Add the salted egg yolk powder and mix well until you get a nice creamy sauce.

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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.

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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:

Some of the popular salted duck egg yolk recipes

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**.

**SOURCE: Nutritionix

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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