Friday, January 25, 2013

Pickled Eggs

Pickled eggs in a jar

  • vinegar (enough to fill jar)
  • eggs (as many as you want that can fill jar)
  • cloves (1 tablespoon)
  • peppercorn (1 table spoon)
  • chili pepper (1 table spoon)
  • bay leaf (1 leaf)

Step 1: make the pickle mixture
  • pour 1/2 of vinegar in jar, add cloves, peppercorn, chili pepper, and bay leaf. 
  • Close jar with lid and shake to mix.
  • Let sit.

Step 2: make hard boiled eggs.
  • fill pot with water, add eggs
  • place on stove until water boils.
  • once water boils move pot off hot element and wait 18 minutes (the eggs will still be cooking)
  • after 18 minutes cool eggs off by running cold water into pot replacing any hot water
  • peel eggs
  • poke eggs with a fork (to let pickle mixture seep into eggs)

Remember to poke your eggs

Step 3: Combine ingredients
  • place unshelled eggs into jar with pickle mixture.
  • add more vinegar to top off jar
  • close lid
  • shake
  • place in refrigerator for 48 hours

Eggs will keep in the fridge for about a month.  To help me keep track of the eggs, especially if I make multiple jars, I use a dry erase marker to write the date on the jar so I know how long the eggs have been in the fridge.  If you look in the fridge and see a jar of black goo chances are the eggs have gone bad.  I highly recommend opening the jar (if you have to open it) outside as it'll stink pretty badly.  Remember due dates on containers are there for a reason.

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