Cured Eggs ft. Smokin Sweetness
Yes, you read that correctly, SMOKIN’ SWEETNESS CURED EGGS! We were skeptical until we tried it for ourselves. How can eggs be cured? Is it like meat? Do they even taste like eggs? Is it umami or no-mami? We can assure you, this is wild and tasty all at the same time! The flavor profile is kinda like Parmesan cheese meets freshly grated cheddar!
This recipe takes egg separated raw egg yolks, packs them in a mixture of our Smokin Sweetness, Kosher salt and sugar for a week! After a short oven dehydration, this can be grated over pasta, buttered bread, bacon, grilled steak and more! Step out on a limb and try this out-of-the-box recipe!
We adapted this recipe from the version from Joshua Weissman who is an amazingly talented chef.
1/4 Cup Smokin’ Sweetness Rub
2 Cups Kosher Salt
1 Cup White Sugar
8x8 inch Pan or similar container that can hold 4 eggs and seasoning mixture
1. In a mixing bowl, pour in salt, sugar and Smokin Sweetness then whisk until well combined.
2. Spread half of the seasoning mixture onto the bottom of the 8x8 pan making sure there is an even layer on the bottom.
3. Use a spoon, your fingers or the bottom of the Smokin Sweetness bottle to make indentions in the salt for each egg.
4. Slide each separated egg yolk into the indentions being careful not to break them.
5. Cover the egg yolks in the remaining seasoning mixture.
6. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and place undisturbed in the fridge for 1 week.
7. After a week, the yolks should have a similar density to a block of cheese. Remove the pan, dig out the egg yolks and rinse them under a cool stream of water. You don’t have to get all of the salt off of the yolks, but just enough. Pat each dry with a paper towel.
8. Place the cured egg yolks onto a wire rack set atop a cookie sheet. Dry in a dehydrator or oven set to 170 degrees F for 1 hour and 30 minutes (or until firm like a hard cheese). They will look similar to the above cover photo of this recipe.
9. Remove the pan from the oven and grate over pasta, bacon, salad, buttered toast, quesadillas, tacos, steaks, etc.!
10. Store egg yolks in a Tupperware container in the fridge where they can keep for at least 3-4 weeks.