Pickling season is here! Welcome if you’ve never had pickled eggs. Pickled eggs are a treasure and they are so, so good. Because pickling is a simple method for preserving and storing eggs, I adore pickled eggs. Plus, these eggs make the perfect appetizer for any party or gathering. I’ll show you how to create simple pickled eggs. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
What are pickled eggs?
Hard-boiled eggs are transformed into pickled eggs by soaking in a vinegar brine for a few weeks to develop the taste. The brine may be customized to the consumer’s preferred taste profile by adding various flavors and spices.
How do you hard-boil eggs?
Covering eggs with water in a pot is the simplest method for boiling eggs. After 2 minutes of boiling, turn off the heat and let the eggs rest in the water for 8 minutes with the pot covered. You’ll get perfect hard-boiled eggs as a result!
How to serve pickled eggs?
Having pickled eggs on their own is a wonderful snack. Try your dill pickled eggs in any of these fantastic dishes if you need some inspiration:
- Egg salad with dill
- Deviled eggs
- Ham salad
- Potato salad
- 1 dozen (12) eggs
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 2 tbsp Salt
- 5 tbsp Minced garlic
- 1/2 Fresh squeezed lime juice
- 2-3 cups White vinegar
- 2 tbsp Spicy pickling mix (cloves, peppercorns, mustard seed)
- 5 sprigs of Fresh dill
- 1 tbsp Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- Cover the eggs in water in a pot and bring them to a rolling boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and allow the eggs to sit for 8 minutes.
- Combine the sugar, salt, garlic, lime juice, and vinegar while the eggs are waiting.
- Peel the eggs after draining them for 8 minutes. With a fork, pierce the eggs a few times to create a channel for the brine to enter.
- In a quart jar, layer the eggs by first adding a sprig of dill and some spicy pickling spice, then the eggs, and so on until the jar is filled.
- Pour the brine over the eggs to cover. Invert the jar a few times. Allow the eggs to soak up the brine for a few weeks (shaking occasionally,) then enjoy!
- You can reuse your favorite dill pickle brine and simply store your hard-boiled eggs in the leftover pickle juice after you have eaten all of the pickle spears.
- Choosing a pickling spice without cloves will help keep the brine from turning brown.
- You can substitute cider vinegar for white vinegar for a different flavor.
- Using red onion or a few slices of beets will make your eggs, pretty and pink!
- Add extra dill or even a few slices of jalapeno for a little bit of zip!
Make this recipe your own: You should consider adding sliced yellow onions or a bay leaf to your pickling solution. Red onions have an overpowering flavor, so I would avoid using them.
FAQS about Dill Pickled Eggs
Can you get botulism from pickled eggs?
According to the National Center for Home Food Preservation, botulism can result from improperly keeping pickled eggs at room temperature. There are no recipes for pickling eggs that have been authorized for canning; instead, all pickled eggs should be kept in your refrigerator for safe consumption.
The Best Way to Store Them
These pickled eggs can stay in your refrigerator for up to a month before going bad. They may also be frozen if you wish to further increase their shelf life.
Hard-boiled eggs should only ever be frozen after being peeled, like in this recipe. It is not advised to freeze hard-boiled eggs with the shell on.
After that is done, you should scoop each egg out of the brine mixture and place it into a sturdy freezer-safe bag before freezing. When frozen, they will remain fresh for a whole year.
The leftover brine mixture should be put into an airtight freezer-safe container and frozen separately from the eggs.
Dill Pickled Eggs are a delicious and healthy snack that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. These eggs are perfect for a quick snack or as part of a meal. Thank you for reading our post on Dill Pickled Eggs. Liliana Kitchen hope you give them a try!