Place eggs into saucepan and cover 1 inch above eggs with cold water. Place on stove and bring to boil at least 1 minute. Place lid onto pan and remove from the burner and allow to stand 15 to 18 minutes.
This keeps the yolks from turning dark.
Drain and run cold water over them. Shake eggs in pan bumping the sides of pan and together and begin peeling them immediately. Place into glass jar or plastic container that has good lid.
While eggs are cooling prepare syrup mixture for the eggs.
Bring the beets, vinegar, sugar and spices to boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. I like to add a few drops of red food coloring at this point.
Pour hot mixture over eggs and cover tightly. Allow to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate to blend flavors. I usually make them Tuesday or Wednesday before Easter Sunday.
Using slotted spoon we dip them out of liquid and place into pickle dish to serve.
Source: This is recipe from my grandmother handed down and tweaked a little by each person.
By Marie G W. from Hardy, VA
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This is a recipe I grew up with, and my son grew up with, and my granddaughter grew up with. This is requested as the dish I should bring every time there is a family get-together.
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When your pickle jar is empty, re-use to make pickled eggs! Hard boil eggs, let cool, peel them, and add to pickle jar. Leave them for 3-4 days, then dump pickle juice. They're ready to eat. Enjoy!
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How do I can pickled eggs?
By Kim M.
When I buy 'pickled asparagus spears' (from Costco), after I am finished w/them, I plunk a few (4-5) hard boiled eggs in the brine, let sit for 4-5 days and walah!
Each of these recipes uses 12 peeled, hard-cooked eggs. The directions for each recipe below is to:
Bring all the ingredients, except the eggs, to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Pack no more than one dozen peeled, hard-cooked eggs loosely into a warm, pre-sanitized quart jar (or other similar size container which can be closed tightly).
There needs to be plenty of pickling solution, and enough to completely cover the eggs. Pour the hot pickling solution over the eggs in the jar, cover, and refrigerate immediately.
I am looking for a recipe that's called 28 days pickled eggs.
Darlene from MS
I did a search and found lots of references to pickled eggs, especially quail eggs, but none to 28 days. Try recipe.com, allrecipes.com, and the like.
I boil eggs & drop them in leftover pickled beet juice. YUMMY!
I am looking for pickled egg recipe. I do believe it is called "The 24 Day Pickled Eggs". You let the eggs pickle for 24 days. I can not remember what goes in them.
By darlene from Carriere, MS
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How do you make pickled eggs? Also what is the BEST way to hard boil eggs?