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Apr 7, 2008 11:53 PM

How do I use salted duck eggs

Besides eating it in congee and using it in mooncakes, how else can I use salted duck eggs (not just the yolk, but the egg white as well)

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  1. Mooncake isn't the only pastry you can eat it with. It's good on top of sugary cheese breads as well (balance of salty-sweet). Usually I mash the yolk and toss it with chopped tomatoes, chives, onion and chili to make a light yolk-tomato dressing, then add chopped whites and eat as a salad.

    1. Steamed with regular eggs, thousand-year-old eggs, green onion, dried shrimp, etc.

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      1. re: trentyzan

        Is that the "three eggs" dish? Is there a recipe for that?

        1. re: takadi

          Steamed Three Eggs

          1 thousand-year-old duck or chicken egg
          1 salted duck egg
          2 large chicken eggs
          1/4 cup regular-strength chicken broth
          2 tablespoons Shaoxing, dry sherry or dry white wine
          1 tablespoon Chinkiang or rice vinegar
          1/4 cup chopped green onion

          Rinse clean the thousand-year-old egg, then peel and rinse again; pat dry. Cut into 8 wedges and arrange in an oiled shallow (about 2-inch-deep) 2-cup bowl. Rinse clean the salted egg. Crack shell and pour the white into a small bowl. Chop yolk; sprinkle over thousand-yearold egg. To salted white, add chicken eggs, broth, sherry, vinegar; beat to blend. Set bowl with salted yolk on a rack over at least 1 inch water in a 5- to 6-quart pan or wok. Slowly pour beaten egg mixture over egg wedges, taking care to keep pattern. Bring water to a boil over high heat; cover and steam until eggs are just firm to touch, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand until room temperature or up to 2 hours. Run a knife around edge and along bottom of dish; invert eggs onto a flat plate. Sprinkle with onion. Cut into wedges; accompany with ginger. Serves 6.

      2. Put on top of a patty of ground or minced pork and steamed. Stir-fry with water spinach or other Asian greens.

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        1. re: PBSF

          YES!!! Especially if the minced pork is prepared with salted fish (Mandarin Pinyin: Xián Yú Zhēng Ròu Bǐng / Cantonese: Haam Yu Jing Yuk Bing / Written Chinese: 鹹魚蒸肉餅). Now, that's real comfort food.

          1. re: PBSF

            My mom used to mix the white with minced pork and some fresh ginger, spread that in a shallow bowl and put the yolk on top, then steam the whole thing.

            1. re: Erika L

              Are there any other applications for the egg white? I always thought the egg white would be way too salty

          2. In udon, or even soba if you chop it up first.

            I also make a sandwich with slices of salted duck eggs, with some tomatoes if handy. I don't use bread, but rather toasted Chinese white buns (or "man-toh").

            Mixed into Chinese "meatloaf"