Salted egg yolks 2016

Salted egg yolks

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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    • plus at least 8 hrs curing
  • More effort
  • makes 6

These simple, salted egg yolks are a great garnish for salads, pastas or avocado on toast. Forget Parmesan and get grating these unusual umami yolks

  • Easily doubled
  • Vegetarian



  • STEP 1

    Cover the base of a container about 2cm deep in fine salt (crunchy won’t work).

  • STEP 2

    Use the back of a tablespoon to make as many dents in the salt as there are yolks to cure.

  • STEP 3

    Separate the yolks well so there is no white at all attached, then carefully sit them in the dents.

  • STEP 4

    Completely cover the eggs with more salt. Leave in the fridge for eight hours, or overnight.

  • STEP 5

    The next day, remove the yolks – they will have hardened to the texture of a sticky gummy sweet.

  • STEP 6

    Wash them under cold water, dry them carefully on kitchen paper and marvel at how much they resemble dried apricots.

  • STEP 7

    Heat your oven to its lowest setting (60C/fan 40C/gas 1 /4 is ideal) and dry the yolks on an oiled cooling rack for three hours until dry and hard.

  • STEP 8

    Once they have cooled, the yolks are ready to finely grate. Amazingly, they will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

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