Cured Egg Yolks For Bone Health
Vitamin D is essential for bone health. It affects how much calcium your body can absorb. We want to make sure your diet is keeping your bones are strong as possible.
Did you know one egg yolk provides almost 10% of your daily Vitamin D requirements? So if you're trying to prevent broken bones, osteoperosis, etc., forget those egg white omelettes!
Now, you could just eat some whole hard boiled or scrambled eggs, but if you're looking to get straight to the Vitamin D goodness, try out this recipe for cured egg yolks.
- 1¾ cups kosher salt
1¼ cups sugar
4 large egg yolks
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
1. Whisk salt and sugar in a medium bowl.
2. Evenly spread half of salt mixture in an 8x8 glass baking dish.
3. Using the back of a spoon, create four evenly spaced dents in the salt mixture.
4. Place an egg yolk in each depression.
5. Sprinkle remaining salt mixture over the yolks and tightly wrap dish with plastic.
6. Chill for 4 days.
7. Preheat oven to 150 degrees.
8. Brush salt mixture off each yolk, then carefully rinse under ocld wataer to remove any remaining salt. Genty pat dry with paper towels.
9. Coat a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and place ylks on rack.
10. Dry out in oven for 1.5-2 hours. Yolks should be firm like cheese.
11. Let cool.
12. Grate cured yolks like you would cheese, over soups, pasta or salads.
Yolks can be cured up to one month ahead if placed in an airtight container and chilled.
Recipe from Bon Appetit magazine