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Kai Kem (Salty Eggs)


Anzahl: 9 servings

Duck eggs or chicken eggs

Info: from "Real Thai" by Nancy McDermott posted by Perry Lowell

This Chinese invention is loved by Thais, who serve salty eggs as a
contrast to the incendiary heat of a green curry or a bland dish. Kai kem
is traditionally made with duck's eggs, which are cured for several weeks
in a simple salt brine. Once cured, they keep for many months at room
temperature, and are boiled when it's time to eat them.

In a medium saucepan, combine the water and salt and stir well with a large
spoon to dissolve some of the salt. Place over medium heat and bring to a
boil, stirring frequently. After mixture boils rigorously for about 1
minute, remove from the heat, stir once more, and cool to room temperature.

Gently arrange the eggs in a crock or large jar. Pour the cooled brine
over the eggs, making sure they are completely submerged. Cover and keep in
a cool place for 1 month.

When you're ready to use the eggs, place the number of eggs you want in a
small pan and add cold water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high
heat. When the water reaches a rolling boil, reduce the heat to low and
simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Peel
and serve.

Note: Salty or Salted Eggs are sold uncooked in Asian markets. Often they
are covered with 1/4-inch layer of charcoal colored ash. Rinse off the ash
and cook as above.

Stichworte: Thai, Eggs


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