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Pickled Eggs

Pickled Eggs - elevate your usual hard boiled eggs into this all-natural beet pickled eggs. Makes a lovely egg presentation on Easter or a great pop of color to your favorite salad. Sweet, sour and spicy!

Course Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, Easter, eggs, healthy, snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 pickled eggs
Calories 122 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites

Ingredients

  • 12 hard boiled eggs
  • 3 cups (714 ml) white vinegar
  • 1 cup (237 ml) water
  • 1 large onion , sliced
  • 2 springs fresh dill
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon (4 g) Creole seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons (4 g) dried crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup (67 g) sugar
  • 2 medium size fresh beets , peeled and thinly sliced (1 ½ cups), optional

Instructions

  1. Peel the eggs and place in the bottom of a clean, quart-sized glass jar or 4 cup container.

  2. In a medium saucepan, add the vinegar, water, onion, dill, garlic, creole seasoning, pepper flakes, bay leaf, sugar, and beets if using any. Beets are optional; only use if you would like to give it some color.

  3. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and cook uncovered, until the sugar has dissolved and the onions are translucent, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool a few minutes.

  4. Pour the pickling liquid over the eggs in the jar making sure to cover the eggs completely. Spoon the onions on the top, this helps to hold the eggs under the liquid. Cover the jar and refrigerate for about 24 hours or up to a month. The longer the eggs sit in the pickling juice, the more the pickling juice will penetrate the eggs.

Recipe Notes

  1. When pickled egg is stored in the refrigerator, give the jar a gentle shake to redistribute the spices every couple of days for at least 2 weeks and up to a month.
  2.  When removed from the pickling liquid, the eggs can stay  in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  3. If you want a marbled look on your eggs, you can lightly crack its shells before soaking them in the beet mixture for 2 hours. This makes a great presentation on your Easter dining table.
  4. Check this guide for a perfectly cooked hard boiled egg.

 

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.