These salted chicken eggs are great with a warm bowl of congee. The yolk is less rich and oily than a duck egg but still has the salty graininess. The whites are just the same.
4 parts water by volume (determine how much liquid you will need to cover the number of eggs to be salted in the container you will be using)
1 part Kosher salt by volume
In a saucepan heat water and salt until all the salt has dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
Place eggs in a clean sterile jar and pour salt water over eggs. Add optional flavorants* to the jar. The eggs will float. Fill a small sealable plastic with water and place over the eggs to submerge them in the brine solution.
Seal lid on jar and store in a dark cool place for 30 days.
Remove eggs from brine, wipe clean and store in refrigerator until use.
I like to soft boil these by covering the eggs with water in a pan, bringing the water to a boil, then turning off the heat and letting the hot water sit with the eggs for 4-5mins. Remove the eggs and rinse them in a bowl of cold water.
splash of white cooking wine