Classic Pickled Eggs


This old-fashioned pickled eggs recipe is simple to make.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
7 days
Total Time:
7 days 30 mins
12 pickled eggs


  • 12 small eggs

  • 3 cups white vinegar

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 bay leaf


  1. 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. Discard hot water.

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

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


You can add slices of jalapeño to the jars for a little extra zing!

Editor's Note:

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 (per serving)

71 Calories
4g Fat
5g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 71
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 633mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 52mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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