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How to make salted eggs

Learn how to make salted eggs, using only brine solution. A popular delicacy both in the Philippines and China that is widely used for various dishes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Filipino
Keyword: salted egg
Servings: 12
Calories: 52kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 10-12 eggs (fresh) - make sure they have no cracks
  • 1 cup salt
  • 4-5 cups water


  • In a pot, bring the water with the salt to a boil. Once the salt completely dissolves, turn off the heat. Let cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, place the fresh eggs in a big glass jar. Pour the brine solution into the jar making sure that all eggs are fully submerged.
  • To keep the eggs from floating to the surface, put some water in a plastic bag and place this on top of the jar to push the eggs down.
  • Close the lid of the jar and store it somewhere at room temperature for 3-4 weeks.
  • At the end of the third week, test one by putting it in a small pot, add water and bring it to boil. Boil for 10-12 minutes covered at low heat. If you are satisfied with the saltiness, then boil the rest. If not, then leave for another week.
  • Mark the salted eggs and refrigerate up to a month.


Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 9487mg | Potassium: 50mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.7mg