This is a classic recipe for pickled eggs.

Rod

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 week
total:
1 week
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 eggs
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 15 minutes. Remove eggs from hot water, cool under cold running water, and peel.

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  • Bring vinegar, sugar, and salt to a boil in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.

  • Place eggs, garlic, and bay leaf in a 1-quart mason jar; top with vinegar mixture. Seal jar and refrigerate for at least 1 week.

Cook's Note:

Add slices of jalapeno to the jars for a little extra zing!

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the pickling solution ingredients. The actual amount of pickling solution consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

71 calories; protein 4.7g 9% DV; carbohydrates 4.6g 2% DV; fat 3.7g 6% DV; cholesterol 137.6mg 46% DV; sodium 633.3mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2014
Excellent recipe! I've been eating pickled eggs since I was a kid, and have tried many recipes. I don't normally add sugar to mine, but thought what the heck, why not! I try not to deviate from recipes when I first make them in order to truly evaluate them properly. I took the recipe submitter's suggestion and added in slices of fresh jalapeño (about half a pepper). At first I thought they would turn out too spicy, but when I tried them the next day, there was no heat at all. Next time I'll just use the whole pepper, sliced. I'll definitely make these again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2018
HEARS A GOOD TIP USE OLDER EGGS AS THEY HAVE AIR SPACES IN THEM FROM AGING SO WHEN YOU PEEL THEM THE SHELLS FALL OFF WITHOUT STICKING Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2014
Excellent recipe! I've been eating pickled eggs since I was a kid, and have tried many recipes. I don't normally add sugar to mine, but thought what the heck, why not! I try not to deviate from recipes when I first make them in order to truly evaluate them properly. I took the recipe submitter's suggestion and added in slices of fresh jalapeño (about half a pepper). At first I thought they would turn out too spicy, but when I tried them the next day, there was no heat at all. Next time I'll just use the whole pepper, sliced. I'll definitely make these again! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2013
I have a huge jar and changed it up a bit but I love this as a base. I make it with 3 cups vinegar, 1 1/2 water, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tbsp salt, 1 lg onion (rings), 1 garlic bulb peeled, 3 bay leafs. I put 3 cloves in jar and the rest in the vinegar mixture when cooking. Everyone loves my eggs!! Even my 3 year old :P Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2014
I add 1/4 jar dill pickle juice, just adds a little flavour! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2013
I make pickled eggs in spiced beet juice. They do not need to sit a week but only 2-3 days is adequate for the eggs to absorb the seasonings & the beautiful pink color on the outside. When sliced in two halves the colors are lovely & make a nice presentation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2014
I love this recipe. I made a batch with the recipe as written and made another with jalapenos. Both were fantastic. The brine has a perfect taste for me but it could be easily customized for individual tastes. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2015
These are terrific! I added one more garlic clove and a few slices of horseradish root and wow!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2014
Hard to find classic pickled eggs recipe Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2015
I have made this recipe several times first exactly as written and the five stars is for that. (It only gets better adjusted to personal tastes from there) Since I have tried with red pepper flakes dill seed dill weed onion and even a little chili powder in varying batches. It is a great base recipe and anything can be added according to what you like. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2017
The eggs are incubating lol. I tossed in a scotch bonnet as I am a heat freak Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2018
HEARS A GOOD TIP USE OLDER EGGS AS THEY HAVE AIR SPACES IN THEM FROM AGING SO WHEN YOU PEEL THEM THE SHELLS FALL OFF WITHOUT STICKING Read More
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