Salt Cured Egg Yolks

Here’s fun treat, especially if you love a good runny egg yolk. If you are at all squeamish about runny yolks, avert thine eyes, but if you are like me and you love a little yolk porn in your life, this recipe for a salt cured egg yolk is for you! And have I mentioned how easy it is yet? Because even though this looks super fancy and hard, it is quite simply the easiest way to make a fancy dish and fool your whole brunch crowd with your pseudo-fanciness.

Salt Cured Egg Yolks

Author: Kindra A. Pigott-Franzen,

Recipe type: BreakfastServes: 1 serving


  • 2 Separated Egg Yolks

  • ½ c white salt

  • ½ c white sugar


  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix equal parts salt and sugar, until thoroughly combined.

  2. Separate 2 egg yolks from whites.

  3. Gently fold egg yolks into bowl with salt and sugar mixture. Do not break yolks.

  4. Gently cover the egg yolks with salt and sugar until covered.

  5. Keep covered for 70 minutes. (Just set it and forget it).

  6. Gently take egg yolks out of the salt and sugar mix with a spoon. Yolks will be firm but not runny.

  7. Place egg yolks in your hand and rinse with slowly running water.

  8. When egg yolks are rinsed, add on top of your favorite dish. I adore them on top of avocado toast.

  9. Poke those yolks for a runny yolk surprise!