Lutong Pinoy Recipes

Itlog Maalat

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One characteristic of Filipino food is the abundance of dips and side dish. ITLOG MAALAT or salted eggs is one of the most popular. You can pair it up with fresh tomatoes and serve as a side dish for almost any kind of viand. Or, you can simply enjoy it on its own! Learn how to make it here.
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What You Need

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups coarse salt
  • 4 cups water

What To Do

    1. Boil 4 cups of water and turn off heat. Add salt and stir until it is dissolved. Set aside to cool.
    2. Arrange eggs in a jar and slowly pour the salt solution. If the eggs float, use a stopper to keep them submerged. They have to be totally submerged in the solution. Close the lid tightly.
    3. Store in an enclosed dark cabinet for 3-4 weeks.
    4. Boil the eggs after storage for 20 minutes and cool. Store in the refrigerator or consume immediately. Don’t let it sit for a long time.