Homemade Pickled Eggs

    30 minutes

    Although a little more unusual these days pickled eggs have at times been very popular, this is an easy recipe you can make at home if you want to give them a go.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 12 large eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups distilled cider vinegar
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1 tablespoon pickling spice
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1 bay leaf

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to the boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool and peel.
    2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix together the vinegar, water and pickling spice. Bring to the boil and mix in the garlic and bay leaf. Remove from heat.
    3. Transfer the eggs to sterilised containers. Fill the containers with the hot vinegar mixture, seal and refrigerate 8 to 10 days before serving.

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    What is the shelf life of this recipe, also why do I need to keep the eggs in a refrigerator?:  -  16 Nov 2011


    if i put the eggs in a sterile jar and vacuum sealed it, would i be able to store them out of the fridge?  -  15 Jan 2012


    Altered ingredient amounts. I made a few changes in this recipe which I think helped it a lot, and will make some more the next time I make it. I used cider vinegar instead of plain, which made the eggs a nice light "tea" colour. I also added about 2 teaspoons of salt and about 4 tbsp of sugar. Next time I'm going to double the sugar, will leave out the bay leaf (there's plenty of that in the pickling spice) and maybe add another clove or two of garlic. A good first effort for me at pickled eggs, and I'm enjoying them (hubby and daughter won't even get close!) :o)!  -  29 Sep 2008