How to Make Salted eggs, Itlog na Pula

Salted eggs are very common to us Filipinos especially to class C and D families.  I usually buy itlog na pula for my ulam . It’s affordable and easy to prepare. Cut the egg to halves, scoop it with spoon and voila! I have my instant ulam. How lazy!

If you want to make your own salted eggs, you can do it for sure! The steps are easy. Go to nearest duck farm and buy some eggs. Chicken eggs will do but duck’s is more delicious and preferred.

CLAY METHOD

Prepare one is to one mixture of clay and salt. Add water gradually until it becomes very sticky.  Coat eggs with the sticky mixture and arrange in clay jar or any suitable container.

BRINE METHOD

Prepare two is to one mixture of  water and salt. Submerge eggs in brine solution. Prevent the eggs from floating by placing bag of water on top.

Regardless of the method you use . Let your eggs stand for 12 days and try if the saltiness is enough. Let stand longer if saltier eggs are desired.  Coat with food grade red dye.

Flavored salted eggs can be achieved by adding wine, herbs, pepper and other flavorings to clay or brine mixture.

If planning to mass produce, an instrument called salinometer will be of great help. It is an instrument for testing salt levels.

HOW TO DYE EGGS

The popular egg dye known as Sudan Red was banned by many countries.  Other color alternative exist like allura red and the natural food dyes.

You may inquire to this address for red egg dye.

MGM Food and Commodities Corporation
61 Mariveles Corner Sultan Streets
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Email: mgmfoods@yahoo.com
Tel:5335111, 5335126, 7184277
Telefax: 7184278, 5335110, 5336201

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8 Comments

  • If using the iodized salt, what is the ratio of water and salt in making salted eggs. It is hard to buy sea salt in where I live

    • I have never tried iodized salt yet. I don’t think it would be much of a difference if you use it except for the possible aftertaste imparts by iodine.

      Try using the same ratio using small number of eggs. Then adjust it gradually to suit your preference.

      Any ordinary salt will do. If only iodized salt is available in your area. Then you have no choice but to experiment with it.

  • what is the exact measurement or mixture of red grana for salted egg coloring? and how to do it? it should be boil with water or just mixed with warm water? pleased advised.

  • where do we buy this “Salinometer” po?

    • from laboratory equipment supplier po.

  • Mainam tong gawin every Eastern, hinahunt at kinakain after.

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