Salted Eggs (Itlog Na Maalat)

READY IN: 720hrs 10mins
Recipe by demi_quinn

A traditional delicacy of the Philippines. It is also known as 'itlog na pula' or red egg because it is usually dyed red. correct me if im mistaken but I think the traditional way of making this is by covering the egg in mud. We usually eat this with tomatoes, fish sauce, etc. I haven't tried doing this particular recipe though.

Top Review by goneberserk

I love salted eggs! But I never heard of using mud to make these. My Aunt makes and sells these in the market and told me how to make them since there is no place to get them here in PA. I never had to use rice wine nor the peppercorn. But maybe I just haven't heard of another way of making them. But the water and salt is a tried and true recipe that's been used many years in my family. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash eggs.
  2. Place the rest of the ingredients in a large container with a lid.
  3. Mix until salt is completely dissolved; let cool.
  4. Add eggs (Make sure the eggs are completely submerged. The eggs will have a tendency to float to the top. Use something to put on top of the eggs to ensure the eggs remain submerged once the lid is closed.) Leave in room temperature for 30 days.
  5. After 30 days, boil eggs.
  6. When cool, refrigerate.
  7. Enjoy!

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