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Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 12:14 PM
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Is anyone making pickled eggs for Easter?
My mother(age 89) remembers her mother making pickled eggs for Easter as long as she can remember.  I also, always make them for Easter.
My basic recipe :
1 C water
3/4 C cider vinegar
3/4 C sugar, I use splenda instead of sugar with great results.
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
2- 14 oz small whole beets
6-8 peeled hard boiled eggs
Bring 1st 4 ingredients to boil, stir to dissolve salt.  Remove from heat, let sit 5 minutes.  Add both cans of beets with liquid.  Refrigerate overnight, add eggs.  I try to let them stay in the pickled beets at least 3 days, but it is hard to keep my husband out of the eggs. 

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 1:03 PM
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Thank you for the recipe.
 
What size jar do you use?
Do you eat the beets? Do you also add the beet juice?
Do you think you could use the same solution for a dozen eggs?
 
Sorry for all of the questions.  I love pickled eggs and the more I can get a recipe to make, the better!

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 2:03 PM
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I'm lazy. I love pickled eggs but I buy them at the supermarket.

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 2:20 PM
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Michael Hoffman


I'm lazy. I love pickled eggs but I buy them at the supermarket.

Michael, they go great with pickled bacon!


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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 2:32 PM
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I wonder whether taverns still have jars of pickled eggs, pickled sausage and pickled pigs feet on the bar.

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 3:10 PM
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Michael Hoffman


I wonder whether taverns still have jars of pickled eggs, pickled sausage and pickled pigs feet on the bar.

Around here, absolutely...and by the end of the night most of the patrons are too!

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 3:12 PM
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I always loved the eggs and sausage. I tried the feet once. Even shots and beers couldn't get me over the pickled pigs feet hump.

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 4:05 PM
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mar52


Thank you for the recipe.

What size jar do you use?
See the "bowl method" below.

Do you eat the beets? Do you also add the beet juice?
>>> Yes, you can eat the beets, and yes, you do add the beet juice.  Or if you want to save yourself the work of making the pickled beets from scratch, you can pickle the eggs using commercially canned (jarred) pickle beets, pouring it all (beets & juice) from the can into a glass or glazed (non-porous) bowl, adding some more vinegar to the pickled beet/peeled egg mixture (so as to be sure you cover the eggs with liquid), covering with Saran, and refrigerating.   If you want a little more flavor, you can a few onion flakes to the soaking mixture. 

Do you think you could use the same solution for a dozen eggs?
Sure.  You just may have to add more vinegar so that the eggs will all be covered.  The more you dilute the beet juice with vinegar, the longer the eggs will have to soak in the mixture to get a darker color, but you can check that by taking a tablespoon and lifting one of the eggs out to determine if the color is to the shade you desire.  (Of course, you can always add another jar of beets to the soaking bowl to help the situation.)  Also, the longer the eggs are soaked in the beet juice, the further the color will penetrate inside toward the yolk.  Once colored. the white of the egg won't fade if rinsed.

Sorry for all of the questions.  I love pickled eggs and the more I can get a recipe to make, the better!



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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 5:24 PM
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Do they taste like beets or eggs or a beaten egg?
Really what's the taste?

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 5:27 PM
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Pickled eggs taste a lot like eggs that have been pickled.

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 5:54 PM
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Since the white of a hard-boiled egg has a very mild flavor, it picks up the vinegary pickling flavor of the pickled beets.  Since the pickling doesn't usually get absorbed all the way to the yolk (as I mentioned in my answer above to mar52's post, the yolk retains its stronger "cooked egg" flavor.  It makes for a good combination of flavors, and you could get somewhat of an idea of the combined taste (remember, I said "somewhat") if you ate a pickle (or a pickled beet) at the same time that you ate a hard-boiled egg.  This would also be somewhat the same flavor you would get from egg salad if you removed the mayo taste.

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 8:19 PM
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Michael Hoffman


Pickled eggs taste a lot like eggs that have been pickled.

Michael, glad to see you got your snark on tonight, large with only cheese! Said with pickled pigfoot in mouth!!


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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 8:29 PM
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Heck, I don't know how to describe it any other way. I did buy some jarred pickled eggs not long ago (Fischer) that I ended up tossing. They were so vinegary they were inedible. All you could taste was the vinegar.

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 10:02 PM
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Heck, I don't know how to describe it any other way. I did buy some jarred pickled eggs not long ago (Fischer) that I ended up tossing. They were so vinegary they were inedible. All you could taste was the vinegar.

In tha case try the recipe here, I'm going to! ...I will add bacon, it's tasty, as you know!!


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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 10:37 PM
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Didn't we have this conversation a few months ago even delving into regional varieties and differences? I think it caused me to go out and buy 4 one liter sized spring top canning jars and try some cold pickling.

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 11:34 PM
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Thank you, 6star for the answers.
 
Is it true that if you eat too many pickled eggs, you will suffer from pickled cell anemia?

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/23/11 11:51 PM
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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sun, 04/24/11 12:12 AM
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Oddly enough, I received this link from Simply Recipes today.
 
http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/pickled_eggs/

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sun, 04/24/11 3:31 AM
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Having been born East of Williamsport, PA  this German Beet style pickled egg has been a family tradition for over one hundred years. They're great plain or added as garnish to a Beet and Green salad. Reading the comments I can't believe how unknown something this good is about the country. 

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sun, 04/24/11 3:57 AM
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Penn German Chef


Having been born East of Williamsport, PA  this German Beet style pickled egg has been a family tradition for over one hundred years. They're great plain or added as garnish to a Beet and Green salad. Reading the comments I can't believe how unknown something this good is about the country. 

I'm from PA also and never knew any other way to make them other than with beets. I add a little pickling spice to mine as well.
And yes, every bar in my home town had a jar of Penrose pickled eggs & pickled sausage. Pigs feet were optional; some had them, some didn't. There's another thread on here that discusses that topic.
<message edited by Foodbme on Sun, 04/24/11 4:01 AM>

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sun, 04/24/11 9:42 AM
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I'm going to try these. We have alot of hard boiled eggs right now. Only so many deviled eggs and egg salad I can eat.

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sun, 04/24/11 1:52 PM
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mar52


Thank you, 6star for the answers.

Is it true that if you eat too many pickled eggs, you will suffer from pickled cell anemia?

Bad yoke!


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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sun, 04/24/11 2:54 PM
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I liked it a lot.

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sun, 04/24/11 3:12 PM
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Omelet you two fight it out.

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sun, 04/24/11 3:34 PM
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Now cut that out! (Think Jack Benny)

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sun, 04/24/11 5:40 PM
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Michael Hoffman


I liked it a lot.

That's because your a good egg!


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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sun, 04/24/11 5:42 PM
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I am that.

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Mon, 04/25/11 4:32 AM
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Now cut that out! (Think Jack Benny)

Jack Benny liked Pickled Eggs?????

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Mon, 04/25/11 6:03 AM
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Never tried to make them myself, but I used to enjoy the 'Bar-Jar' eggs ! They sure tended to create a barrier around me an hour or so after eating a few. Few people would occupy the neighboring bar-stools for long once the egg-fog began ! Think of the visual image of 'Obi-Wan' and 'Yoda' at the end of the StarWars trilogy. There was a visible 'light-force' generated by those eggs !

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Mon, 04/25/11 3:25 PM
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Pickled eggs and draft beer, mmmmmm.
 

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Mon, 04/25/11 3:25 PM
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Pickled eggs and draft beer, mmmmmm.
 

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Mon, 04/25/11 3:54 PM
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FishTaco,
With a name like your's the Eggs and Beer Combo should merge into a veritable digestive nightmare for others riding in your commuter car each morning 'after' !
 
You did trigger some rather green memories of fishing out of Ensenada,BC after a night of many beers in town, then a pre-boarding the boat breakfast at the Mexican Denny's right beside the sportfishing dock. Breakfast was Sausage (hot chorizo) and runny eggs, then we would buy half-dozen fish taco's to eat on the boat.  If it got a little rough on the water, things could and did get a bit ugly over the rail ! 
 
 Yes it was a Denny's like those in the USA...but with a regional specialty menu !!!

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/30/11 9:06 AM
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mar52


Thank you for the recipe.

What size jar do you use?
See the "bowl method" below.

Do you eat the beets? Do you also add the beet juice?
>>> Yes, you can eat the beets, and yes, you do add the beet juice.  Or if you want to save yourself the work of making the pickled beets from scratch, you can pickle the eggs using commercially canned (jarred) pickle beets, pouring it all (beets & juice) from the can into a glass or glazed (non-porous) bowl, adding some more vinegar to the pickled beet/peeled egg mixture (so as to be sure you cover the eggs with liquid), covering with Saran, and refrigerating.   If you want a little more flavor, you can a few onion flakes to the soaking mixture. 

Do you think you could use the same solution for a dozen eggs?
Sure.  You just may have to add more vinegar so that the eggs will all be covered.  The more you dilute the beet juice with vinegar, the longer the eggs will have to soak in the mixture to get a darker color, but you can check that by taking a tablespoon and lifting one of the eggs out to determine if the color is to the shade you desire.  (Of course, you can always add another jar of beets to the soaking bowl to help the situation.)  Also, the longer the eggs are soaked in the beet juice, the further the color will penetrate inside toward the yolk.  Once colored. the white of the egg won't fade if rinsed.

Sorry for all of the questions.  I love pickled eggs and the more I can get a recipe to make, the better!



As to the jar I use, I found a plastic gallon size jar at Walmart that has a wide opening at the top , with a tight white plastic screw-on lid with a flip top.  Perfect for pickled eggs.  After one particular refrigerator disaster, I never use any kind of plastic storage container, my loving husband has never met a plastic container lid that he is can correctly & tightly close- this made for a massive pickled egg spill one time.
The Walmart jug is perfect.  Also, one of those fondue forks that you have stashed in your utensil drawer is perfect for spearing eggs & beets.

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Re:Pickled Eggs - Sat, 04/30/11 11:30 AM
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FishTaco,
With a name like your's the Eggs and Beer Combo should merge into a veritable digestive nightmare for others riding in your commuter car each morning 'after' !

You did trigger some rather green memories of fishing out of Ensenada,BC after a night of many beers in town, then a pre-boarding the boat breakfast at the Mexican Denny's right beside the sportfishing dock. Breakfast was Sausage (hot chorizo) and runny eggs, then we would buy half-dozen fish taco's to eat on the boat.  If it got a little rough on the water, things could and did get a bit ugly over the rail ! 

Yes it was a Denny's like those in the USA...but with a regional specialty menu !!!

 
Ahhh, Ensenada, first time I ever ate a fish taco, 30 years ago.