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Salted Duck Egg
Homemade Salted Duck Egg is a famous Chinese side dish especially for breakfast. The egg white can be matched with congee directly while the yolk can be used in steamed recipes, stir fry dishes and traditional Chinese moon cake.
Course: pantry
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: egg, salt
Servings: 10 Making 10 salted duck egg.
Calories: 152 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 10 fresh duck eggs
  • 500 ml hard liquor , or 100ml to soak in batches
  • 500 ml water
  • 175g salt
  1. Carefully wash the eggs until clean.  Then place under sunshine for 6 hours (depending on the room temperature) in winter. In summer days,  shorten the time to 1 hour, morning sun please. Or at least 4 hours in other seasons.

  2. Then soak the eggs with lard liquid or you can use a small amount of the liquid and soak them in batches.

  3. In the mean time, add salt and water in a completely clean pot, heat until boiling. Turn off the fire and wait until cool down.

  4. Wait for 25 to 45 days, also depending on the room temperature.

  5. When the egg is well pickled, hard boil them before serving.

Recipe Notes

Exposure under sunshine can help the salt permeating the shells and further make sure the high quality of the egg yolk.


The Nutrition Facts is based on each single egg.

Nutrition Facts
Salted Duck Egg
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 618mg206%
Sodium 4753mg207%
Potassium 155mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.