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Salt Cured Egg Yolks


I personally don't like eggs i know that's kind of random. But i'm just not a fan they don't really taste that good they kind of taste like sulfur you know smell rotten eggs. It just doesn't smell that good and selling about the whole thing is just very off-putting to me. But i use over 100 eggs a week i cook all the time i bake things i use eggs for dredging sometimes i break a couple the other day i tried to do a four-handed egg crack and obviously broke all of them. But you get the point i use them all the time even though i don't love them by themselves i think the really important point there is that eggs are really versatile they're such an amazing ingredient and there's something that we need for so many different recipes out there so just because i don't like eggs over easy or scrambled eggs doesn't mean i don't like eggs there are so many things that i couldn't cook without eggs today i'l do a dive into one of the applications that people don't talk about often when it comes to eggs and that's cured egg yolks curing is essentially a preservation process for food that you achieve by adding salt which to get really sciencey on you draws moisture out of the food through osmosis then you basically drive the food out a ton and it can last a while that way a while back i did that video with cured meat and you can see there was a really nice crust or bark around the whole thing all that moisture had been sucked out of there leaving this really thick hard but protective crust around the whole piece of beef now this is a really cool and unique thing but you can do the exact same thing with eggs and the awesome thing is once you've cured an egg you can use it almost like a piece of parmesan cheese it'l grate really nicely over anything you want it can go on soups a lot of people put it on pasta or risotto i like to shave some on a little piece of steak and pop that right in and it gives this nice umami blast on top of your meat it's almost a little bit creamy and melts in your mouth like a fat or you can shred a bunch of it over a pizza just like you would with cheese and curing eggs is also really easy it only takes about 10 minutes to set up and then you wait about a week then they're pretty much done so let's get cracking.


To start i've shipped these duck eggs in from a farm that's pretty far away it appears here that they were packaged quite well now it looks like i have about 20 of them here but let me just pull one of them out to show you duck eggs are beautiful. I don't know what it is about holding them. But i really like them over traditional chicken eggs they have this beautiful almost matte finished and glossy white shell it's really hard to describe. But i hope you can tell from just looking here how pretty they are to start i'm just gonna slowly try to lift up all these eggs so that i can easily grab them and crack out those yolks when i go to cure them this really is such a cool way of shipping stuff. And it's almost starting to look like some sort of game of whack-a-mole here. A few years back i was with the best female chef in the philippines she'd actually just won that award a few weeks before. And she was really cool when she came to the city she headed to a small asian market to pick up some of these duck eggs. But they weren't just any duck eggs they were duck eggs that had a partly fertilized duck inside them it's a filipino delicacy called balut and sure enough i was peer pressured into eating one i crunched into this egg that had a partly grown duck inside it. I mean there were little feathers and just some really unappetizing parts to me in there. But i really didn't want to let anybody down. And i figured i'd experience this delicacy from another country just one time in my life now when i think of duck eggs or even any eggs at all that's what i always think of anyways we've brought all these up to the top.

Preparing the Salt

Out all of our sugar and salt. You need a good amount of sugar and salt for curing so to keep it easy i'l go with about five cups of kosher salt followed by about four cups of granulated sugar alongside our duck yolks i'm gonna cure some regular egg yolks so i'l do that exact same amount over again filling up this entire bowl with sugar and salt our first step here we'l be trying to mix this up a little bit but don't worry because we're going to mix it a lot better in a second out of our bowl we'l dump in several scoops of the sugar and salt when you're scooping try to get as even of a mixture as possible but what we're going to be doing here is going to more evenly combine them and also get a nice powder when you're curing i think it's really nice to have a nice powdery coating when we fill this up just about as much as we can place on your lid once you've gotten that nice powdery finish take this off and admire that well-mixed powder it almost looks like confectioners sugar to start let's pour out our mixture.

Curing the Yolks

Evenly across the two sheet trays in total however we're only pouring half the contents of this bowl because we still need enough to cover it up at the end using our hands we'l spread this out so we have a nice even layer across the whole sheet tray you also want to make sure that it's deep enough you can make a little yolk shaped well that'l really nicely cradle that egg yolk so just keep that in mind and add a little bit more sugar and salt if you need to i'l start with one duck egg and one chicken egg then on each of my trays i'm going to cure 12 yolks so i'l use the shells to make my nice little indents because there are 12 i'm gonna go three across just like this and then four going up the long way but feel free to brush over your whole tray with your hand and redo everything if you need to redo the spacing i always find this to be such a satisfying part of curing yolks especially when you lay down all those beautiful perfect eggs now that we've made all the indents ready to crack the eggs and put those yolks right in there under me i have a trash can so that i can dump out those shells so i'l crack down my duck egg which has a slightly thicker shell than a traditional chicken egg then i'l open it up and pour that yolk right into my hand these yolks are huge i'l crack open a chicken egg to.

Separating Yolks

Give you a little comparison in this hand i have the duck yolk and in this hand i have the chicken yolk you can see that there's a vast difference between the two but i'l start by placing out one of our yolks in each side the process of laying them all out has begun now with these duck eggs i had about 20 of them. So i had a little room for screw-ups when it came to breaking a few yokes because as you probably know eggs aren't the easiest things in the world to separate with that said as i'm nearing the end of placing all my duck yolks down i'm starting to get a little bit nervous because i only have exactly 12 chicken eggs i gotta say these duck yolks are pretty fun to play with and they're quite durable i'm kind of squeezing this one in my hand as i drop it through every time and it seems to be. Oh it broke anyways. I only have 1 chicken yolks left and those are not very good odds considering i broke three or four of these duck yolks throughout this process. But i figure you can watch as i go through the rest of these 1 eggs i'l try to do it as fast as i can number one i'l give it a nice simple crack break that baby open and pour it right into my hands because these yolks are so much smaller it's a lot easier to roll them around in your hand and pull off all that egg one it looks like number one is all set or i should say number two for number three it cracked open almost too easily and it actually separated itself from the white immediately jumping to number four this one is clinging really hard onto that egg white. But i finally got it off. And he is all set too you can see all the dimples on this egg right here. And i believe that means it had a calcium deficiency. But i think this one's still okay to cure the shell seemed a lot thinner so i do think it had a calcium deficiency but the yolk held together perfectly and that's all we needed now we're at the end here and this one's giving me some serious trouble taking off the white i just need to separate it we're at the home stretch why is this guy so obsessed with keeping his egg white ah he released and our last one the moment of truth right here a nice not very clean crack on the egg. Oh you gotta be kidding me you gotta be absolutely kidding me look. Right. Hey bro no on number 12. Oh no. Oh you gotta be kidding me the last one that is just a dagger i'm gonna check the fridge you guys i'm really sorry to do this. And i know this may seem silly. But we got to put something in that last hole there the first idea we had was putting pesto the hamster inside there. But i don't think it'd be good to put him in the refrigerator for a week encased in a bunch of sugar and salt i actually think he'd eat everything right here we're gonna put a little piece of broccoli because why not once we lay down a couple little bits of broccoli we're all set. And i think we've done a pretty good job although i would like if this one was fully filled in once they're all in here we're gonna take our little bowl again and just gently cover each egg yolk with some more of the salt and sugar mixture this is gonna turn into a bunch of little mounds on each of our baking sheets and it looks really cool as we talked about before all that salt is basically gonna suck up a bunch of the moisture out of these egg yolks and they're gonna be these hard really gradable yolks that you can use on a bunch of different things it gives that amazing creamy umami blast that i absolutely love. And it's also such a power move if you have a dinner party and grate your homemade cured egg yolks over the entree what a cool thing to do i'l continue covering all these up and while i do this i'm really not sure what i'm going to do with the piece of broccoli i figured we'd just cover it up anyway right once the duck yolks are all.

Covering Yolks

Covered i'l move along to the chicken yolks which should be a lot easier to cover up since they're a lot smaller i've cured chicken yolks before and i have to say that it's such a fun and easy process and that's why i'm doing it again i wanted to show a slightly longer form video to show you some of the applications you can use when actually having the yolks themselves some people look at them and wonder how you could ever use those or why they would ever factor into your everyday life when it comes to cooking. But i have some super cool recipes that you can use and i can try to talk you through how they taste for you to be able to go and choose which one you'd like to go make we're approaching the broccoli. And i think at this point it only makes sense to give it a little cover i want one little mound in the last spot here to make it look like i didn't totally mess that last yolk up. Oh you gotta be kidding me. I wish i was kidding and that i had an extra yolk somewhere around. But i really just don't once we've covered everything up give a nice even coating over the top of everything just to really make sure everything's covered up i like to say that if you can see any orange in any of your mounds at all give that a little bit more you really don't want any situation where your yolk isn't getting enough of that salt to draw out that moisture because then this process simply just isn't gonna work once we've evenly spread out all that remaining salt you've done it once everything's all set take a big thing of saran wrap and just cover that really. Well you wanna just wrap the entire thing once these are both well covered we're going to place these in the fridge to cure for an entire week if you want to be really safe you can even leave them for a little bit longer after that. But the only other step in this process is drying them out a little bit so we've pretty much done it. And it was pretty easy right i'l be back with these in a week after about a week our yolks are done because i don't want to break any of these and unfortunately i can already see that one of our chicken yolks is broken it's just squirting out the top like a volcano i'm going to cut that plastic wrap out on the edges with a knife which as you can tell is extremely well sharpened i barely even have to push i'l open up the chicken yolks and then do the same thing here for our duck yolks like i said you can see right here that this yolk has popped and sort of been ruined in that process. But what's really cool with curing is that i can pick this whole thing up and it'l all stay together because we've sucked out so much of the moisture in this yolk that this will pretty much hold together no matter what the shape so this is actually a really great example to show you what happens when you cure an egg yolk now that we've done the drying process which of course takes the longest out of this whole thing our first step is actually to dig all of these yolks out which is definitely my favorite part about this whole process once you've taken them out and scrape off all that salt you'l end up with a lightly salt coated egg yolk just like this. But you're not done just yet because you don't want a bunch of salt hanging off the edges when you go to finally grate this onto whatever you're cooking so after this we've rinsed them in water but first let's dig them all out i always used to buy those things where you could slowly chip away and pretend you were an archaeologist digging away at a dinosaur egg and this for me is the adult version of that i'd almost completely forgotten that we'd put a piece of broccoli in here and once i go to shake this off you can see that it's extremely thin i totally didn't realize that this would give you all such a fantastic example of curing but knowing that broccoli is so much water and seeing how a thick sem piece of broccoli went down to this tiny thing is really cool. I'm actually going to do this on purpose from now on when i go to cure anything just to show that example you want to stop filming for a quick second. Yeah. Okay. Once we've dug out all these beauties on the top and lay them all right above the salt i'l pick out the few that i want to end up taking to the next step this one is an example of one that i will not be taking on to the next step now that we're done here let's move on over to the duck yolks with these duck yolks i want to be a lot more careful since they're a lot wider now no matter what they should be really hardened at this point. But it's amazing how much moisture came out of these because all that salt around the edges is no longer dry and granular instead it's almost like snow where it's absorbed all this moisture. And i can easily pack it together because of all that water content once i scoop under those duck yolks you can see that the resulting piece is massive i'l do the same thing for all of these digging around the edge and then coming up under them i actually think the chicken yolks are more fun to dig out because they're a little bit smaller and give you a tad bit more of a challenge when you go to dig them up but the great thing about the duck yolks is it looks like they all held together extremely well though i will give you one note of caution if you plan on making cured yolks really make sure you have plenty of salt both under and on top of the yolk otherwise you can get these soft sticky spots which in reality means that i didn't have quite enough salt on top of this yolk here either way though this will be fine to dry out now it's time to rinse these off to rinse these off is a.

Rinse Yolks

Really simple process simply pick up those yolks that are really nicely shaped give them a quick little dip in some nice cool water and slowly brush your fingers around the edges to get off as much of that salt as possible and your results should be this glistening translucent yolk these have always looked like apricots to me and they're so incredibly gorgeous. I love how you can almost see through them once that part's all set put it between a paper towel and just lightly pat it dry because again the whole point of this process has been drawing out moisture so we don't want to suddenly add a bunch back in then simply place it down on a baking sheet lined with a wire rack and this will dry out in the oven momentarily i'l pick out a few more of my chicken yolks just to make sure we get a nice even spread of these i also really want to compare the flavor between the chicken yolks and the duck yolks that have been cured just so we don't waste too many paper towels we can use each piece for a couple yolks when we go to dry these out it's okay if a couple small bits of the yolks rub off in the water when you're taking off that extra salt but in general try to keep the whole yolks intact it's definitely a really satisfying feeling when you get that perfect yolk so much work goes into these. And it's really fun to see it finish up for our duck yolks we'l go through the exact same process here. I'm going to give you a quick little before and after i dunk this in our water give it a nice little wipe to get as much of that salt off there as possible and the resulting yolk is this beautiful smooth and shiny yolk absolutely gorgeous. It's funny this just looks like a square egg right now when i put white back around the yolk but let's give that a nice little dry and lay it on our sheet i'l pick out a few more nice looking duck yolks. And then we're ready to toss this in the oven and for the record i'm not going to be wasting the rest of these yolks that i'm not drying out on a rack here because it'l actually last in the fridge for several weeks almost a month more i really just want to pick out all the perfect ones because you deserve the best i'l rinse off this last elk yolk give it a nice quick dry on my paper towel and lay it down on my baking sheet at.

Dry Yolks

This point i'm hoping it'l be pretty obvious to you which ones are chicken yolks and which ones are duck yolks they really are quite beautiful to look at after you've dried them out and in this stage of the process because after putting them into the oven to slowly dehydrate at a low temperature they lose some of that translucency so again this is just my favorite part of that process at this point we'l put our yolks in the oven between 150 fahrenheit and 175 fahrenheit for about an hour and a half or so if your oven doesn't go to that setting you can always just leave it there in a closed turned off oven for a lot longer than that. But i find that it's easier to just stick them in a warm place and let them dry out for a little bit the main thing you don't want to do is cook them and by that i mean letting them dry out at too high of a temperature because you'l start essentially bringing this back to an original egg yolk and cooking it in a way that we just don't want if it starts bubbling or oozing too much you've probably had the temperature come too high let's let these dry and we'l be right back while those yolks are curing it's time.


To start getting the rest of our toppings prepared you already know we have a piece of wagyu and it's just not any piece of wagyu this is of course japanese wagyu but let's get a little bit more specific this is a5 takamori stripling it's a 10 ounce piece that as you can see is quite thin. But that's because it's one of the best cuts of meat you can get in the entire world all around this thing we have perfect marbling and you can see that as i get closer this is one of the most perfect pieces of meat you'l ever see now you might ask why exactly are you going to be using this on a pizza nick that's insane number one i agree with you i'm nuts. I'm absolutely crazy and i'm insane so that could be part of the reason but at the same time we've all heard a steak and eggs. Right you've probably seen something where they put an egg yolk with steak and meat because it tastes really good. And you've probably seen people dip really high in meat into a nice egg yolk. And that's because they go together swimmingly we've spent so much time and effort making these amazing cured yolks. So why settle for a pizza other than the best pizza we can possibly make for now i'm gonna set this aside and just before searing off later we're going to cut this into strips sear off nice pieces and add it to the pizza after it comes out of the oven this is no type of meat that you toss on a pizza before cooking this is a finishing meat our next thing here is.


Going to be potatoes. So i'm going to start by peeling all the skin off and funnily enough a lot of people don't know these can go back and forth. But they can and once you figure that out your life will be a whole lot easier you'l notice i'm peeling these potatoes over and dropping them into a bowl of cold water here and that's so that they don't oxidize but it's also to rinse off some of the starch i'm going to end up cutting and cubing these up but for now my priority is getting them immediately into this cold water again though isn't it a game changer that you can go back and forth like this i feel like too many people peel the wrong way and this makes it twice as fast the last thing here is for the record if i were making mashed potatoes i'd leave the skins on every time but once you see what i'm doing with these potatoes later you'l understand why i have to take the skins off now to make them cook a little.

Cube Potatoes

Bit faster we're going to cube up these potatoes when doing that just try to make sure they're all about a similar shape and size you don't want some cooking way faster than others i'm going to cut them into relatively large chunks which i'l immediately place right back into my cold water again if we let these sit out for too long you'l see the same thing happening that you see happen to an apple and we don't want our potatoes browning at all once these are all nice and cubed up i'm going to bring these behind me and let them cook for a while next i just want to make a few caramelized onions and i'm not going to be putting a ton on the pizza. But i want enough that we can get some of that sweet sugary flavor and i'l be the first to say it these aren't the prettiest onions ever in fact this one looks like someone threw it against the wall a couple times that doesn't really matter to prepare these i'm gonna chop them right down the middle slice off each end and then chop it into nice thin bits and as long as our onions in these nice thin strands like this we can get them beautifully caramelized to caramelize.

Caramelize Onions

Our onions i'l start with a little bit of butter then a quick squirt of olive oil and let this melt down for a second over medium heat once that's melted down i'l toss in my onions then immediately hit them with just a small pinch of salt then i'm slowly going to start to stir them around and get them evenly coated and i'l let these go now for a couple minutes stirring every once in a while now to help caramelize these a little bit faster and better i like to add a slight sprinkle of sugar over the top of my onions that way that sugar can help brown everything giving you richer deeper more caramelized onions at this point i'l be slowly stirring and letting this go for about an hour to really bring out all those sugars so i'l see you in a little bit.

White Sauce

For our white pizza sauce we're gonna start with two tablespoons of butter and then while whisking add in two tablespoons of all-purpose flour i'l let that go for just a second until well combined and then i'l add in one and a quarter cups of milk technically if you're making a true white sauce you don't want that butter to brown at all because that'l make your sauce a little bit more golden brown than it will make it white but personally i like the flavor of brown butter so oftentimes i let it go until it has a little bit of that golden color now once our milk is in here we're just going to stir this for a few minutes until it thickens up now once that's nice and thickened up i'm going to slowly sprinkle in about a quarter cup of grated parmesan cheese a little pinch of salt and last but not least a bit of fresh cracked pepper now i'l whisk all this up until it's nice and well combined and then just like that we have our beautiful thickened white sauce ready to go.


You can see that after about a half an hour these onions are really deeply caramelized but we're not done just yet we're gonna let this go for another 30 minutes i want as much of that dark sugary color on them as i can possibly get now that.


Our potatoes are steaming and fluffy we're gonna go ahead and strain these out once those are strained i'm gonna dump them into this glass bowl here. And then this is my little trick that i do every single time i make potatoes i'm gonna cover them up with a kitchen towel and let those steam in there and get even fluffier this will continue to happen until we're ready to use these now because we're ready to assemble.


Those pieces it's time we slice up this wagyu because i want to do this pretty much as last minute as possible to do this i want to take nice clean cuts at an angle on my wagon here this of course should leave us these beautifully marbled thin slices that we can then take and sear off into nice strips for our pizzas once we've evenly cut a lot of these strips which i will say look incredible i'm going to try not to touch them too much and layer them out on a little sheet here lined with parchment just so that they're all ready to sear and prepped out for us when we need them then we can sear them off while our pan.


Heats up i'm first going to salt all sides of our wagyu note that i'm using really small thin salt and not something like flaky salt which will actually lift pieces of the steak up off the pan and it makes for more uneven browning all across the board now i'l flip these over and do the same thing on the other side now once our pan is piping hot i'l lay down my strips there's going to be a lot of smoke from this because that wagyu fat is going to melt immediately and then hit its smoke point right away because of how hot our pan is you'l let this go for about 15 seconds on each side getting a really nice hard sear on each piece of beef and then as quickly as they started they'l be finished layer them right back onto that parchment paper i can show you here the difference between the golden brown ones and the uncooked pieces of wagyu those have beautiful amazing color shrink down a ton because they lose their fat. But they both look delectable in different ways now we'l do this with the rest of our wagyu now we have a lot of wagyu fat left in our pan. And we're gonna place this in a bowl and set it aside because this is still gonna go to great use and you'l see why in a few moments.

Pizza Dough

Now what i have here is my people now what i have here is my pizza dough now what i have here is my pizza dough take number 69. What i have here is my pizza dough take a look around this whole container you see all those air bubbles that right there is exactly what we want in a pizza dough and it's not just that container here's another one filled with all sorts of massive beautiful air bubbles that will give us a nice light fluffy crust now i can put the recipe for the pizza dough in the description. But i figured that would be a long enough section that we could just cut that out and i'l give you the very straightforward recipe in my description below right away i'l tell you that i wish you could be here to smell this because this isn't just any pizza dough this is 72 hour fermented pizza though it's sticky. It's gooey it's fermented and has that alcoholy smell the best way i can describe it is that it smells almost a bit like kombucha and if you don't like kombucha trust me this is still a good thing i find that this dough reminds me almost a little bit of goldfish and watch as it clings to the top of the lid when i pull this off to start we tap them down just a little bit they're in these containers because like i said they were fermenting in my fridge for a while and that really allows you to develop that lighter dough in addition to all sorts of flavor that you couldn't get otherwise this right here is called a pizza peel.

Pizza Peel

And on it we can start by building out one of our pizzas so first always flour this quite a bit to make sure that it's not gonna stick the worst thing that can happen is if you make a beautiful pizza and then when you go to launch it gets all mangled once that's all set i'l gently pull out my pizza dough and put it right on top of the peel i always hit it with just a little bit more flour. So we can actually start to work with it here i find that the best way to stretch it is actually just to let its own weight do all the stretching i lift it on the edges and in areas that i feel like it's still a little bit too thick and sometimes i rest it on the back of my hand as i slowly spin it around itself usually the hardest part to push out is the area right near the crust but stretching out this dough is actually a really easy process unlike some of the ones that i've bought at the market before trust me folks if you're putting in the effort to make your own pizzas. You'l want to make your own dough now if you really want to look like a pizza extraordinaire in front of all your friends pluck that dough over the back of both of your hands and then give it a nice little twirl in the air after that it should fit over your peel perfectly and we're ready to add on those toppings my first piece of advice once you put this on the peel is always going to be to lift up those edges and sprinkle just a little bit more flour under it before putting on any toppings you'l want to shake it back and forth just like this will mean we can slide it into our oven and actually go to cook it and i've had many times where i didn't put enough flour on there and it got stuck and it's just one of those things that ruins your day once we know that it can slide we'l start by spreading on a little bit of our white sauce you can see that i've cooked this to be quite thick and that is for a good reason when you're making pizza you don't want too much moisture sitting on the top of the dough for instance we're going to be using low moisture mozzarella cheese because otherwise you can end up with this big wet pool in the middle of your pizza and in addition to really burning your mouth easily nobody wants a wet slice of pizza once we've gotten that nice even spread of white sauce which for the record definitely isn't my favorite sauce in the world but works really well with the ingredients that we're using here we'l put on some of our caramelized onions which as you can see are extremely dark now i'm just going to take little pinches of this almost candied onion at this point and spread it out nice and evenly across our pie this is one of the sweetest most delicious things you can have and it's funny to think that an onion something so pungent it can make you cry while cutting it can suddenly turn into something like this i can't tell you how important it is to really cook that onion when you go to caramelize it now it's time to do our potatoes what i have here is called a potato ricer and it has all these really tiny holes in the bottom here i use this all the time for mashed potatoes because it really does make the fluffiest potatoes in the world usually when you have potato on pizza it's in these big fat rings and it's really not spread that well in terms of getting an even bite across the pizza this fixes that now we're gonna add in some of that low moisture mozzarella cheese i was telling you about again that's just not going to have too much water in it and that way we're not going to have a soggy pizza the wagyu and the egg yolks will come later but we have one last step right now as a last step i usually use butter for this but today i'm using that wagyu fat. I'm going to go around the whole pizza and paint that over our crust because as this bakes in the oven the wagyu fat is going to seep into the crust and almost fry it giving us a nice buttery fatty flavorful delicious crust i've always been sad that people neglect the crust of their pizzas so much and this is a way of fixing that once we've done that we can add a really light sprinkle of black flaky salt around the edge one of my favorite go-to seasonings to add to the edge of pizza is actually everything bagel seasoning. But i figure that doesn't go so well with this type of pizza once that's done we're gonna put this on a baking steel in the oven for just a couple minutes at the highest temperature my oven goes if you don't know what a baking steel is it's just an easy way to cook pizzas in your oven at home. And it's actually a really close friend of mine who started the company many years ago if you talk to anyone who makes pizzas at home they probably have one i'l be right back with this.

Grate Yolks

Now fresh out of the oven we have our yolks you can see they no longer quite look like apricots and it's more of a mixture of this white and orangish color as opposed to just that translucent orange once your yolk looks like this it's ready to grate over just like you'd grate parmesan cheese and you can grate it over anything you'l see momentarily but we're going to be doing one of our pizzas with duck yolk and one of them with chicken yolks just to see the differences in flavor and out of the oven our pizza comes you can see right here that we got that darker color that you might get in a wood-fired pizza oven and this is just out of my oven at home and now when i spin this around a little bit you can see we have that almost thin crust type over here but one of the most important things to me is that crust all that wagyu fat has seeped into this crust and it's going to be a mind-blowing pizza but it's not finished just yet so let's give it some yolk i also want to show you under the pizza where you can see we have that really dark color and listen to this we've nailed the pizza on this one to finish it off we're making two of this exact same thing but then putting duck egg on one and chicken on the other so which came first the chicken or the duck not funny. We're gonna layer down some of our freshly seared wagyu on this first piece here because again that's going to go on both of them i don't want to be wasting any of this wagyu now but to me that looks like a pretty good spread then we'l start with the chicken yolk as you can see this is going to flow out really nicely just like a thing of parmesan cheese it's actually quite fascinating to see something like a yolk turn into this. But it just goes to show you how magic can happen in the kitchen with just a little bit of salt a little bit of thyme and a little bit of heat i'm going to take one more yolk just to get a little bit more of that on this pizza because the yolks are the star today. I mean yes we have amazing other ingredients that we're working with here but yolks are the star once that's all melted on there and nice and grated this is complete and while our pizza here is definitely in slightly different shape than the other one the beauty is still there in fact i actually like this one more. I like to say when i'm making pizzas that the first one's always more of a test but you can see that the crust on this one was perfectly browned unlike this one which has some spots that i would like a little bit more crust on we're not going to be letting that cloud our judgment here to start of course i'm going to lay down a couple pieces of our wagyu beef we seared off just the perfect amount next of course we have our amazing duck yolks so let's get to grading because the duck yolk is bigger i'm noticing that the strands are actually a little bit longer and noticeably longer for that matter the important thing here is that they're graining really well and given that fact these are both going to be fantastic things to compare with one. Another i'l give this just a little bit more of our duck yolk. And then i think we're all set to cut and taste before we taste i also want to show you the crust on this one which looks a little bit better too i like that we have those darker spots under this thing. And it's a nice firm crispy pizza so i'l slide that onto my board then i'm gonna come in with my pizza cutter cutting through both of these it actually looks like i got pretty clean cuts through the wagyu and i'l do the same thing with the second pizza listen to this crunch because some of the wagyu moved around a tad bit there i'm going to rearrange them slightly so that they're all even bites but in general these pizzas are ready to eat before we eat the pizza the last thing i do want to say is that i think it's really cool that from this large duck egg here we get this yet another one of the many amazing things that happen when you cook you're always going to discover new things and the journey is endless and so much fun but the time has come we must eat because it came out of the oven.

Taste Test

First i first want to try that chicken pizza. I mean let's start by saying that's a hella good looking slice missing one piece of wagyu of course i don't know how you all eat your pizza. But i like to go like this at this point i don't really want to talk anymore let's just eat god damn not really good that is a special pizza and i'l tell you why here are the things that stand out everything stands out. And i totally completely mean that the salt level perfect we have that really nicely seasoned crust which we haven't even tried yet. But we also have those rich deeply caramelized onions which are just mind-blowing then on top of that those yolks do have a teeny bit of salt and they're creamy and hit the top roof of your mouth with that delicious fatty eggy flavor right as you take a bite but what actually stands out more than most things and something i didn't expect is that potato that layer of potato is perfectly fluffy and leveled across the whole pizza because of using a ricer and that's one of my favorite things about this slice. Let's do the crunch test now the great part about this crust is that due to the 72 hour ferment it almost tastes a little bit like goldfish it's got a developed cheesy flavor that's so unique and is fantastic the chicken yolks taste like chicken yolks they're fatty very tasty and we got a nice layer up top. But i'm really excited to dive into these duck yolks the slice. I'm gonna pick might look unique but to me this perfectly resembles that thin crust pizza while still having those nice bubbles across the edge this is a hot beautiful a plus looking slice first i'l do my bend. And then i'l dig in we got ourselves a winner. And i'm not saying that because we waited longer to try that chicken slice saying that because this is just a clear bomb winner let's take a bite of that wagyu fat thin crust if this pizza had legs i would tell it to take a bow this is one of the single best pizza bites in the whole world i don't even need to try all the pizzas i just know it's hot it's crispy. It's buttery. It's fatty and the best part is you can taste all those individual components the caramelized onions are chewy the potato is light and fluffy and evenly spread the crust perfect crust and most of all those duck yolks are fantastic if i take just a little bit of those and put them on my tongue they almost stick to your tongue for a second or to the roof of your mouth depending on where you put them then they have this really unique salty fatty and creamy flavor that's hard to really get that i really don't know where you'd get anywhere else what we've done here today is just yet another reason i love food so much and i've only used these cured yolks in one application out of thousands and thousands probably millions you can do whatever you want when it comes to food there are absolutely zero rules again i wish i could send you a slice of this pizza in the mail because this is fire i really do hope you enjoyed watching this video seriously i want to thank each and every one of you for continuing to grow this channel as fast as it's growing we just blew right past 1.6 million which i can't even fathom and we're just gonna keep rolling. And you know what that means lots more food don't forget to subscribe join the notifications gang and toss a like and perhaps a comment if you have ideas want to try making these cured jokes on your own or just have general comments about the video maybe you were just really bummed that i didn't put my hamster pesto in this one let me hear it.

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