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How To Make Salt Cured Egg Yolks and Other Creative Egg Recipes

It’s official! Egg yolk recipes are huge this year, and it’s not just us shouting from the rooftops. Check out this 2017 McCormick Flavour Forecast, which totally backs us up. Pretty egg-citing, no? One of our favourite trends is the cured egg yolk – a unique egg recipe that puts a twist on every egg’s resident flavour bomb:

“Packed in salt and spices to cure for several days, these yolks are a buried treasure of umami taste. The result is firm enough to shave over pasta, salads and more.”

Are you in yet?

Things You'll Need

Medium bowl
1 1/2 cups kosher salt
1/4 cup of sugar
6 egg yolks
Small glass baking dish


Step 1

Salt Cured Egg Yolks Step 4

Mix salt and sugar in medium bowl until evenly incorporated. Spread half of the seasoned salt mixture in small glass baking dish. Using your fingers or the back of a spoon, make 6 evenly spaced indentations. Spoon your egg yolks into each indentation. Gently cover yolks with remaining mixture. Gently! Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for four days.


Step 2

Salt Cured Egg Yolks Step 2

On day 4, preheat your oven to 170°F. Remove egg yolks from salt mixture and carefully rinse in water or brush off with a food brush. Place yolks on rack in small rimmed baking sheet. Discard any remaining salt mixture.


Step 3

Salt Cured Egg Yolks Step 6

Bake 3 hours or until yolks are firm enough to slice or grate.


We’re always excited to see creative egg recipes and this is one of the most unconventional trends out there. Plus, it’s an easy homemade egg recipe you’ll be happy to make with your family and loved ones.

What else is hot this year? Check it out:

Oil Poached Egg

Serious question: how do you make the perfect poached egg …with oil? Is it even possible? Short answer: OH, YEAH! This simple egg recipe requires cooking your eggs directly in a fryer. What you get is a perfectly poached egg with a crispy brown exterior.

Brûléed Boiled Eggs

Who knew that burning soft-boiled eggs would have a deliciously caramelized taste and memorable texture? Yeah, we’re definitely feeling (and tasting) the burn!

Red Wine Poached Egg

Red wine lovers rejoice! You can now have your wine and eat it too by poaching your egg with red wine. This interesting technique will infuse lots of flavour (depending on the type of red wine you use). You’ll be pleased with the cheeky shade of purple this adds to your protein.

We hope this inspires you to create your own radical and innovative egg recipes and get cracking! For some more inspiration, check out some of our best egg recipes.

Good luck!