Monday, April 11, 2011

What to do with Easter eggs?

Easter is just around the corner! What do you plan to do with all of the hard-boiled eggs you will likely end up with? Have deviled eggs and egg sandwiches for a week? Even if you don't hunt eggs, or have kids to hunt eggs, Easter is still a time to eat some eggs!

Today I am starting an Easter Countdown, which will have one egg recipe a day, to give you some great ideas on how to use your hard boiled eggs.

Recipe 1: Pickled Eggs.

Quick and Easy method: peel eggs, place into jar of leftover liquid from pepperoncinis, or even pickled vegetables. Refrigerate and leave for a couple of days. Egg should be firm to the touch.

Tavern Style Pickled Eggs:

1 dozen hard boiled eggs, peeled
1 onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, cut in half
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp. Mixed pickling spice
1 tsp. Red pepper flakes
2 cups white vinegar
1 glass quart jar with lid

  • Combine vinegar and salt in a sauce pan and heat until salt is completely dissolved.
  • Layer eggs, onions and spices in jar.
  • Pour hot vinegar carefully over eggs. ( cover eggs completely, adding cold vinegar if necessary. )
  • Place lid on jar and allow to come to room temperature.
  • Refrigerate for 4 days before using.

*If you use red onions, eggs will turn pink. That's okay.

Pickled eggs can be enjoyed alone, or on a slice of bread (from what I've heard) I have only eaten them plain, and I love them!


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