Salty Duck Egg
Salty Duck Egg

This very yummy Chinese preserved duck egg xian ya dan is more like a condiment than something to eat on its own. By salty, you should understand that it is almost inedible. This egg is not for the faint of heart, but once you love it, nothing can replace it! The ultimate poverty food, it serves particularly well as a complement to something plain, such as a bowl of rice or rice porridge. You can eat it as part of a larger Chinese meal and wow your guests. It is not necessary to cook or heat it. One egg cut length-wise in half and then again might be a good way to serve it. The white part is firm, the yolk will appear to be somewhat oily and taste extremely salty. It has a fun texture when you eat it.

Sometimes the eggs are prepared by burying the eggs in salty water underground for a few months. It really doesn't get more amazing than that. And can you believe — I actually found salty duck eggs around here! They are not the best, but hey, you take what you can get.

Read more on Wikipedia. You can even learn how to cure the eggs here.


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