Pickled Pink! Eggs Make a Great Snack

Pink up your pickled eggs for even more pizzaz!

Like pickles? Then maybe this easy recipe from Auntie Marlene will tickle your taste buds. Pickled eggs make a healthy snack, whenever hunger fangs sink their teeth into you and dinnertime isn’t anywhere in sight. Keep some handy.

How to pickle your eggs

Find a glass jar big enough to hold a dozen eggs. Make sure it has a lid that fits. Hard boil the eggs, cool and shell them, then layer them whole in the jar with sliced onions.

In a small saucepan, dissolve 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tsp pickling spices with 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Pour this hot brine through a strainer and add the liquid to your jar with the eggs. Make sure you cover the eggs completely. You may need to make more brine, depending on the shape of your jar. You can also top up with juice from a store-bought jar of pickles.

Keep your jar of eggs in the fridge for 2 or 3 days to let the flavors mingle. Then slice and serve. To be safe, eat the eggs within 7 days.

You can keep store-bought pickled eggs on a shelf for several months. But don’t try to can pickled eggs at home.

How to make them pink

Vinny says… Presentation counts! Red or pink eggs are really cool at Christmas time or on Valentines Day. To get this effect, simply add juice from a jar of pickled beets to your brine. For people who want to get fancier, C&G design posts another recipe for red eggs (although I ‘d probably cut back on the sugar… πŸ™‚ ). Much thanks to C&G Design for the beautiful photo!

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sophie
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 03:59:54

    Pickled eggs are very British. You can buy them in fish and chip shops, along with mushy peas. But I’ve never found pink ones…. so pretty! Look forward to finding more good ideas on your blog.


    • Vinny Grette
      Sep 07, 2012 @ 11:19:15

      If you make your own, the pink ones are not much more work than the regular ones. And since you bring it up, I’ve been working on a blog post about mushy peas – so ‘unliked in Canada,’ although people do like refried beans in the states, which are a similar idea…


  2. attentiontoeating
    Apr 09, 2012 @ 00:36:39

    Vinny, I love this! Pickled pink eggs, yum! Thanks for liking my blog and for your comment re: egg salad sandwich with Vegenaise. I tried to get back to you but I don’t know if it went through. I hope I didn’t state that the recipe was vegan. I was just using the Vegenaise as another source of fat. It wouldn’t make much sense to use the Vegenaise (canola) and then make it with eggs, at least not if you’re vegan, eh?


    Apr 05, 2012 @ 10:03:41

    yummmmmyyyyy those pink eggs look sooo good.i learned how to make lental soup. its a german soup its really good .my dad is a really good cook.


  4. Abigail
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 10:03:35

    That is so cool! I love making food diffrent colours. I always die my pancakes diffrent colours. Do you have any other recipices when you die food?


  5. Liam
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 11:33:48

    Suprisingly this actully might taste good, I am going to get my mom the recipe. I would like to try them.


  6. Holly
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 11:29:08

    This is a very creative idea! This could be the only way to get my little sister to eat eggs. She loves pink and will wear or eat anything pink! This will be a great way to get her to eat some protine with a fun and creative way! I have joined the cooking clun at school and are very looking forward to starting!


  7. Heather
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 14:31:43

    I loved these pink eggs. They made a quick and light lunch or they could be a very nutritious snack. I don’t like a strong vinegar taste so I just rinsed them under the cold water tap before eating them. Thanks for this idea. Heather


    • Vinny Grette
      Jan 15, 2012 @ 17:22:57

      I don’t like anything too pickley myself, so I haven’t tried this recipe yet. I’m glad to know they’re tasty because pink is my favorite color! I’ll definitely try them out for Valentine’s day, coming up fairly quickly.


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