Monday, December 29, 2008

Old Fashioned PICKLED EGGS



What?
You read it right. Pickled eggs. Very 1950's.

They are so pretty and tasty, how can you not love them?
Perfect on a spinach salad.



There are so many old fashioned recipes for pickling eggs. I make mine the easiest way.

Add the liquid from a jar of pickled beets, 1/2 cup cider vinegar, ground black pepper and 6 whole cloves to a container.





Add 6 peeled, hard boiled eggs to this mixture.
Seal tightly.
Keep in fridge at least 48 hours and not longer than a week.



Aren't they pretty?

25 comments:

culinarycory.com said...

I've always seen these in big pink jars at the grocery store. I can't imagine what I would do with them.

kat said...

They are pretty but I'm still not sold on the whole pickles egg idea ;)

Peter M said...

Stace, did you eat a pickled egg on that day I met you ? ;)

Some pubs here in TO still have large jars of this stuff...traditional fare with the Brits too!

Pam said...

They are pretty. I've never had one before.

The cannoli down below looks AMAZING!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I had never seen these before until I went to college. I went to school in Amish country where these things are big. I can remember seeing a big bowl of pickled eggs in the salad bar. At first I thought it was just beets and then I took a second look and said, "Is that EGGS floating around there?" It didn't look too appetizing at the time, but your photo certainly changed my perspective. The pink is lovely . It's not that scary purple blog in liquid.

noble pig said...

OMG they are so beautiful! These will be on my Easter salad because they are gorgeous! Love them, love them Stacy!

RecipeGirl said...

OMG they are pretty! How have I not ever done these before. They're so cute!

Alexa said...

Cool eggs... I have never tried pickled eggs but they look so pretty. I've had brown onion skin eggs which are so pretty and look like marble. Have you ever had them?

Linda said...

Stacey - These were standard picnic fare when I was growing up. I haven't thought about them in ages, but they are great for a holiday antipasto platter.
Linda
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Hillary said...

Your eggs have such an interesting pink color. You should submit your recipe to Recipe4Living.com so we can add it to our favorite pickled eggs recipes :)

Culinarywannabe said...

All I can think of is that jar of pickled pigs hoofs at the gas stations where I grew up. I guess I'm just not so into pickling! They look very pretty on your salad though!

Ginger said...

Stacey, these look very interesting. I have never eaten them because (well) I really didn't know how you would eat them. NOW, I know! They simply look yummy on your salad. Do people eat these plain, as snacks? Thanks for the posting!!

Halloween On Canterbury St. said...

Looks Yummy!

Giff said...

Very pretty indeed :) Sounds like a nice addition to a lunch salad. What did you do with the pickled beets that were usurped for their juice?

Proud Italian Cook said...

I never made these, but they sure look pretty! I need to make a batch of them for my soon to be protein regime!! I'd much rather have that cannoli!

Ookla said...

Growing up in SE Pennsylvania, I ate these things all the time and they are fantastic! I can get pickled eggs out here in the midwest (if I look really hard), but they aren't the cool pink ones that I remember from when I was a kid.

If you haven't tried pickled eggs, they are awesome, and you really try them. And you should start with a pink one.

kellypea said...

This looks yummy and like a lot of fun. Yep, those eggs are purdy!

~Madeline~ said...

What a fantastic idea of using the pickled beet juice. And I am all for anything that is this pretty and pink ;) Happy New Year!

Karen said...

They're so beautiful! I made some Pennsylvania Dutch pickled eggs before and they were SO good... this recipe makes me want to do it again!

Diana said...

They are pretty. I've never tried them before, do they taste like beets? Or pickles? Or eggs?

Christine said...

Nothing says Easter like those eggs! They are an absolute MUST on my mom's Easter table! I grew up knowing them a "red beet eggs", apparently what my Mennonite grandmother called them. I'm far from a beet lover, but I LOVE these eggs!

gaga said...

I've never had a pickled egg before, but it looks so pretty! The color is gorgeous!

mymosk said...

I grew up on pickled eggs (and beets). My mom still makes these every year especially at easter. She adds the beets in also. Her eggs turn the same lovely color. I was so excited to see someone else loves these as much as I!

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Pamela said...

I've been looking for this recipe for the longest time. My mother used to make these at Easter; she passed away ten years ago and I haven't had the recipe to make them. Although, I remember her putting them in a ceramic crock in the refrigerator for longer than a week. They were a little deeper purple than yours and oh so delicious!!! Thanks so much, I will treasure making them!!!