Salted Duck Egg and Bacon Pasta

During the old days salted duck eggs in the Philippine cuisine is just used as a side dish where it is mixed with tomatoes, now there are endless varieties where this ingredient is used specially in many South East Asian countries like in potato chips, fish skin, fried chicken, prawns and French beans to name some. It’s easy to understand why, salted duck egg is creamy, very savoury and it has that addictive rich flavour and texture, so if you love the normal chicken egg yolks, this is 10 times much better.


Today we will be using this ingredient on a pasta, which I think is a perfect vehicle to hold that texture and flavour to the dish. We will also be using bacon and its oil plus some cream to make it even more fantastic. It’s like some sort of a carbonara but with an Asian flair and definitely much more delicious.

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Salted Duck Egg and Bacon Pasta

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Description

Salted Duck Egg and Bacon Pasta is a type of Filipino fusion pasta dish where spaghetti is served on a sauce made with salted duck egg yolks and bacon oil.


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Ingredients

  • 250 g spaghetti, cooked according to packet instructions
  • 250 g streaky bacon, chopped
  • 4 pcs salted egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup fresh cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
  • oil
  • chopped parsley, to garnish

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mash salted egg yolks and combine it with the fresh cream, set it aside.
  2. In a pan add small amount of oil then fry bacon pieces in medium heat until golden and crispy.
  3. Remove bacon from pan then set it aside.
  4. Using the same pan sauté garlic and onions. Cook until onions are soft.
  5. Add salted egg yolks mixture, bring it to a slow boil while continuously mixing.
  6. Add the pasta and around 2 tbsp of the pasta’s cooking liquid, add the parmesan cheese then mix until well combined. Season with salt if needed and freshly ground black pepper.
  7. Place in serving plate, top with crispy bacon and a bit of chopped parsley then serve.

Notes

You can but salted duck egg yolks only and it is available in Asian groceries vacuum packed which looks like this one.  If you can’t find a similar product you can buy the whole eggs with the whites but you will need to separate the yolks.  Some salted duck egg yolks are raw and usually is wrapped on a mud with grass, if that’s the case just boil them according to the packet instructions.

 

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5 Responses

  1. This is so so yummy! Bacon and salted duck egg yolks and my favourite Parm. 🙂 I am drooling.

  2. suituapui says:

    That sounds so good, salted egg plus bacon!!! A double whammy!!!

  3. A chef-style meal full of flavor!

  4. We make carbonara quite often here – it’s a family favorite! However, I’ve never used duck eggs in a recipe – I’ll have to see where I can get those around here!

  5. Funny, I just made my first salted egg yolks! What a great use for them!

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