Cured Egg Yolks


  • egg yolks
  • salt, any kind as long as isn’t Iodized
  • cheesecloth


  1. In a glass container add a 1/2 inch thick layer of salt.
  2. Use an egg to create divots in the salt for each egg yolk. Keeping them at least 1/2 inch apart.
  3. Separate eggs and place the yolks in the divots (do not use a punctured yolk for this).
  4. Cover the yolks with salt until you can’t see any yellow.
  5. Place the salt covered yolks in the refrigerator for 1 week to cure.
  6. Remove the yolks, dust off the salt and wrap the yolks in cheesecloth.
  7. Hang the yolks to dry, in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days.
  8. Once the yolks are firm and easy to grate, store them tightly covered in the refrigerator.

You can grate them anywhere you would add parmesan cheese

8 Replies to “Cured Egg Yolks”

  1. Do you hang the yolks in the cheese cloth in the refrigerator for the 7 to 10 days? Or hang in cool place for for the 7 to 10 days?

    1. @Glenna in the salt for a week in the fridge, then in the cheesecloth, also in the fridge. Once they’re dry you can put them in a closed container in the fridge.

  2. This is a great post, thank you for sharing! It will be my first time making them… (Around) how long will these last when they’re store in the fridge before they expire?

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