Pickled Deviled Eggs
I think I love pickled eggs so much because growing up Jewish, we never got to dye Easter eggs.
They are so beautiful when sliced, and around these parts are uncommon, so everyone thinks they are special.
I hear in certain parts of the country, they can be found in glass jars in gas stations.
What's that about?
You can make pickled eggs by combining the liquid from a jar of pickled beets, 1/2 cup cider vinegar, ground black pepper and 6 whole cloves to a container.
Add peeled hard boiled eggs to the liquid. I keep them in a jar for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. They get darker in color the longer they sit in this mixture.
I usually slice them and serve them on a bed of spinach w/ bacon.
Gourmet's last issue featured Pickled Deviled Eggs for their Thanksgiving menu, and I thought it was a nice idea to show them off.
Pickled Deviled Eggs:
After you have soaked your eggs in the pickling juice for at least 12 hours, slice the eggs in half and remove the yolks.
Place yolks in a bowl and mix with some mayonnaise, grainy mustard and tiny bit of pickle relish. Mash this up and fill in your hollowed out eggs.
I like to use a fancy piping bag, but you can just spoon the mixture in.
Garnish with parsley or chives, or whatever you like!
So pretty and tastes even better than regular deviled eggs do!
Love them. Indeed, they are in jars all over the south (mostly in beer joints!)
What time is dinner, Thursday?!
Have to tell Steve that yes they are sold all over the south. More times than most you will find them mostly in small convenience stores and mom and pop stores.
Along with a huge jar of dill pickles. And occasionally a jar of pickled pig feet. And no, I've never eaten the PPF before and don't intend to start.
I don't drink beer. But, for 20 years I was a competitive table soccer player. Played tournaments in many, many bars because that's were the foosball tables and tournaments were.
From someone born, raised and whose last breath will be taken in the South.
Go here: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendId=432352292&page=3,
and scroll down to: "DocChuck’s Choice Pickled Eggs & Beets with Onions"
Pickled eggs are a Southern tradition a whole lot older than I (and I am 67 years old -- LOL).
Too bad you missed out on so much fun growing up.
Growing up in Northeastern Bergen County, NJ, I saw pickled eggs in a few pubs, even in relatively upscale towns (Hillsdale & Montvale come to mind).
They were occasionally refered to as "25 cent boneless chicken dinners". Never pickled though.
I've pickled my own eggs, and made deviled eggs, but I've never combined the two. I'let you know how they turn out.
All the Best,
love kat s.