How To Make Pickled Eggs Tavern / Bar / Pub Style



How to Make Pickled Eggs

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Pickled eggs are a popular bar or pub food in the United States and the United Kingdom. They are boiled eggs that are pickled with spices. You can learn how to make pickled eggs at home, and they can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks.

Steps

Boil Eggs

  1. Choose your eggs carefully.The following guidelines will help improve the taste of your homemade pickled eggs.
    • Try to get farm fresh or free range eggs. The higher quality of the eggs, the better the yolk will taste. Visit your local farmer's market to buy farm fresh eggs.
    • Since the eggs will be stored in the refrigerator before eating, you should choose eggs that are fairly fresh. However, make sure they are at least a few days old, since peeling fresh eggs can be difficult.
    • Choose small to medium eggs. The spices will penetrate the eggs more easily, resulting in a better taste.
  2. Place 6 to 8 eggs in a medium saucepan.
  3. Cover them with water.Make sure there are 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5cm) of water above the eggs.
  4. Pour a splash of distilled white vinegar into the water.This will help to keep the eggs inside their shells if they break.
  5. Heat the eggs to a low boil, using medium-high heat.A roiling boil may crack the eggs.
  6. Cover the pan, turn off the burner and move them to another burner.
  7. Allow the eggs to sit in the hot water for 15 minutes.
    • Some people prefer to hard boil the eggs by placing them in boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes. This depends upon your taste preference, since some people believe slightly softer yolks taste better.
    • Remove any eggs that cracked during the boiling process. These will not pickle well and should be used or eaten immediately.

Sterilize a Jar

  1. Wash a large glass jar and lid with hot soapy water.
  2. Preheat your oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit (107 degrees Celsius).
  3. Place the jar, open side up on a cookie sheet.Place the lid with inside out beside it.
  4. Stick the cookie sheet in the oven for 35 minutes.Remove it and allow it to cool on the counter.

Use an Ice Bath

  1. Fill a large bowl of water with several cups of ice.
  2. Pour cold water into the bowl.
  3. Transfer the boiled eggs to the ice bath.Allow them to sit submerged for approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Remove an egg from the ice bath.Crack it against the counter and peel it carefully. Repeat with the other eggs.
  5. Dip the egg back in the ice bath to remove any small bits of shell that have accumulated.
  6. Place the peeled eggs in your sterilized jar.

Make a Brine

  1. Pour 6 cups (1.4l) of water into a large saucepan.Add 1/2 cup (0.1l) of apple cider vinegar and 1/4 cup (49g) of granulated sugar.
    • You can also substitute canned beet juice for part of the water to increase the intensity of the brining color.
  2. Add the seasonings of your choice.If this is your first time making pickled eggs, try 1 tbsp. (18g) of salt, 3 tbsp. (18g) of pepper flakes and 6 peppercorns.
    • For curried pickled eggs, try 1 tbsp. (6g) of yellow curry powder, 1 tsp. (2g) of mustard seeds, 3 cardamom pods and 1/2 cup (100g) of sugar.
    • You may choose to increase the amount of vinegar in your pickling brine to a ration of 1 cup water to 1 cup vinegar.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.
  4. Add 1 small chopped red beet.You can use a fresh beet or a canned beet.
  5. Turn down the heat.Allow the mixture to simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the brine from heat.Strain it through a mesh sieve.

Pickle the Eggs

  1. Pour the mixture into the glass jar, over the eggs.Fill the container as full as you can.
  2. Screw on the lid tightly.
  3. Place the container in the refrigerator for 3 days before serving.The eggs will be good for 1 to 2 weeks.
  4. Finished.

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  • Question
    Does beet juice need to be hot to pickle eggs?
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    Community Answer
    No, were you to use too many hot ingredients you would in the end have a bunch of egg bricks. The beet juice is actually only there to add color but very little flavor would transfer into the eggs due to the acidic levels already involved. As an alternative, you may just add 4-6 drops of red food coloring to your recipe and not even have to bother with the beets.
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  • Question
    How long do the eggs need to pickle before they can be eaten?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    For flavor you should wait at least 24 hrs. I like to wait 2-3 days.
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  • Question
    Why do I need a glass jar?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Glass is much better at withstanding heat than plastic is, and you'll be using heat for some parts of this method. Also, plastic containers tend to leach chemicals into the liquid that is stored in them. This may affect the flavor of the liquid (and food).
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  • Question
    Is the sugar necessary?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You can use less sugar, but the taste will be tangier.
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  • Question
    What ingredients could I use to make spicy eggs?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Note that some ingredients won't go with each over so you may have to create a different pickle mix from the beet mix. Try adding curry powder or spices alike. Spicy vegetables should work too such as spicy peppers etc.
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  • Question
    Can you pickle eggs without boiling the vinegar? Just boil the eggs and then place them in the room temperature vinegar with other ingredients as desired and not refrigerate?
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    Community Answer
    Yes, but when combined you should put them in the refrigerator. They should last a week or two.
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  • Question
    Can I add additional sugar to the pickled beets after they have been in refrigerator a couple of days?
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    It's not a good idea. The sugar needs to dissolve when you heat up the brine up. Otherwise, it will just settle in the bottom.
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  • Question
    Can I just use brine from dill pickles?
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    Community Answer
    Personally, I like eggs pickled in the brine from dill pickles, but other opinions may differ. Yes, you can use it, but it might not taste exactly like the homemade brine.
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  • Question
    My mom always used the vinegar juice from pickled bologna after it was gone with just sugar, salt and vinegar. Will that work?
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    Community Answer
    Yes, that will work. It may be more rewarding to make your own pickling solution from scratch.
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  • Question
    What is the purpose of boiling the brine?
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    Community Answer
    Boiling the brine helps sterilize it and dissolve the sugar. It also reduces the water content, which makes the brine stronger.
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Unanswered Questions
  • My recipe says to leave the eggs in the refrigerator 8-10 days. Can I leave them out of the refrigerator after 10 days?
  • Do you need to boil water and vinegar mixture?
  • What are the spices used for pickled eggs?
  • The eggs on my back bar last for months and are room temperature, if I was to make them I would like them to last the same amount of time how do I accomplish this?
  • When do I use the pickling spice?
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Quick Summary

To make pickled eggs, start by hard-boiling 6-8 eggs, then submerge them in an ice bath for 5 minutes. Next, remove the shells and place the peeled eggs inside a sterilized glass jar. Combine water, apple cider vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice to create the brine and bring the mixture to a boil. Then, pour the hot brine over the eggs in the glass jar, screw the lid on, and refrigerate them for 3 days before serving them!

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Warnings

  • Never store pickled eggs at room temperature. This can cause botulism poisoning. Throw away any eggs that have been at room temperature for more than 1 hour.

Things You'll Need

  • Saucepan
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Ice bath
  • Large glass jar
  • Sugar
  • Red beet
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Peppercorns
  • Mesh sieve
  • Refrigerator
  • Measuring cups/spoons

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