Thursday, August 21, 2008

Itlog na Maalat (Salted Eggs)

Dad used to make itlog na maalat (salted eggs) using duck eggs. Here's how he did it:

putik (mud) from ant hill is used, mixed with lots and lots of salt

dipping of eggs in the mixture

the eggs are then covered and left for 18 days

washed and boiled for 3 hours, they're ready to eat.
just don't forget the tomatoes!

14 comments:

jude said...

that is so interesting. i've never seen it done... you're right. can't forget the tomatoes!

Corinne said...

How interesting. I wonder if they would have these at the Asian Grocery in my area?

Everything's Herbed said...

Hi Corinne. Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can get hold of these, they're really good. Great with tomatoes.

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

I've never seen anything like this before. Does it make the eggs salty? I am curious as to how it effect the inside of the egg when the mixture is outside.

Everything's Herbed said...

hi turkish cook. thanks for the visit. yes, the eggs become salty. even the egg yolk. we usually served it as a side dish with tomatoes.

Kristen said...

yep, that is interesting. Have seen other ways but not like this. I love duck eggs and will try anything once. I will keep my eyes open and ask some friends.

Anonymous said...

I would like to try at least 10 eggs, but dont know where to get the putik. Is ordinary garden soil mix with water can make the same putik you are using? Does putik give a different flavor or texture to the itlog maalat?

Arcie said...

can we use just garden soil instead of the putik from the ant hill?

Everything's Herbed said...

you can use brine solution instead (1:1 ratio of salt and water). just checked on the 14th day if the saltiness of the egg is to your liking.

we have not tried garden soil. i've read using putik makes the salted eggs oily inside...

sweetgiftsphilippines said...

Wow i love it.... I think you can use also water w/ salt.... Tomatoe i will never forget that...

DhaleB said...

I love this! My mom used to buy this at a Filipino market in California and we would eat it with tomatoes and rice. So simple but definitely one of my favorite Filipino dishes!

aizha karla said...

Hi !

I'm really interested in learning how salted eggs are made...your blog is very helpful with the actual photos on it. can i ask for the ratio of the water,mud, and salt?

thanks! :)

Ela said...

hi aiza, check out this more detailed post :

http://everythingsherbed.blogspot.com/2009/03/salted-eggs-making-2nd-time-around.html

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