Hot salt frying is a cooking technique used by street-side food vendors in China and India.
Coarse sea salt is placed in a large wok and heated to a high temperature. Dry food items, such as eggs in shell, are buried in the hot salt and occasionally turned with a spatula.
In India, this technique is used by street vendors sell shelled peanuts or popcorn cooked in salt heated in an iron wok.
At times beef steak is fried in this manner - by preheating the frying-pan and salt and the placing steak on it on one side for a minute and then on the other side for two minutes depending on the thickness and how well one wants it.