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Sizzling Balut

Try making this Southeast Asian delicacy right in your own home with this recipe

These lightly-battered duck eggs slathered in a spicy mixture of oyster sauce and chile peppers are a unique Filipino take on a Southeast Asian delicacy.

This recipe comes courtesy of Kawaling Pinoy.



  • 4 Balut, cooked and peeled
  • 1/4 Cup flour
  • 3 Tablespoons oil
  • 2 Shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Thumb-size ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 Thai chili peppers, minced (add another if desired)
  • 1/2 Small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon green onions, chopped
  • Pepper to taste


In a bowl, lightly dredge peeled balut with flour.

In a wide pan over medium heat, heat oil.

Add balut and cook, turning once or twice, until lightly browned.

Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. Remove oil except 1 tablespoon from pan.

Add shallots, garlic, ginger, chili peppers and bell pepper. Cook, stirring regularly, until softened and aromatic.

In a bowl, combine soy sauce, oyster sauce and water. Stir together until blended.

Add to pan and bring to a boil. Add balut and continue to cook, gently turning to coat in sauce, until heated through and sauce is thickened.

Season with pepper to taste.

Remove from pan and arrange on sizzling plates. Garnish with green onions and serve hot.