Pickling an egg gives it a unique flavor that simple cooking misses out on. Read below for a few lip-smacking pickled egg recipes.

Pickled Eggs Recipe

With scrambled eggs, fried eggs, soft boiled and hard boiled eggs, poached eggs and omelets ruling the roost, most of you would have thought that there could be no other way in which eggs could be cooked and eaten. But this is not the case. A long lost and forgotten method, pickling eggs do indeed make a splendid condiment to a dish or drink. Pickled eggs were very common in Europe, though nowadays, its popularity has waned a bit. Earlier, almost every shop and pub in the Western hemisphere would have pickled egg jars behind the counter. As with any other pickles, pickled eggs also provide zest to the dish, enlivening any bland taste. Anyone who is game for a different kind of flavor will surely relish pickled eggs. Needless to say, this is a very good way to preserve eggs and to consume them as a handy snack. Therefore, if you want to tease your or your guests’ taste buds with a different egg dish, then you better learn how to pickle eggs. Pickling eggs is not rocket science and if you know which all ingredients to use, you can do it easily. What’s more, the type of ingredients that you use will also determine what flavor you want to give to the eggs. To try your hands at this read below for some delectable pickled egg recipes.

How To Make Pickled Eggs

Jalapeno Pickled Eggs


  • 4 cups White Vinegar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 medium Onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 24 medium Eggs
  • 16 oz Jalapeno Peppers (sliced)
  • 1 tsp Hot Pepper Sauce
  • 1 Sour Cream
  • Black Pepper
  • In a large pot, bring the eggs to a boil. Make sure that you hard boil the eggs. Then peel the shell off and keep aside.
  • Mix the vinegar, water, onion and salt in a large saucepan. Cover the saucepan and bring it to a boil. Then remove the lid and let it simmer for ten minutes and then remove from the heat.
  • Add jalapeno and hot pepper sauce into the vinegar mixture and stir thoroughly to mix. Let the mixture cool.
  • Clean the jars and place them in a tub of water for 15 minutes. Remove the jars and dry all the water from the insides of the jars.
  • Place the eggs into the jar and then pour the jalapeno-vinegar mixture into the jar. If you are using multiple jars then divide the jalapenos evenly among them.
  • Close the lids tightly and store the jars in the refrigerator for seven days.
  • To serve, drain the liquids and slice the eggs. Garnish with sour cream and black pepper.

Beetroot Pickled Eggs


  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 cup Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Beetroot Juice
  • 1/3 Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Onion (chopped)
  • 3 whole Cloves
  • Hard boil the eggs and after peeling, set them to cool.
  • Wash the jar in very hot water and then place all the eggs inside.
  • In a saucepan, take all the other ingredients and bring them to a boil with occasional stirring. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it cool.
  • Pour the solution into the jar and close the lid.
  • Store the jar in the refrigerator for four to seven days.

Pub Pickled Eggs


  • 12 Eggs
  • 4 cups Malt Vinegar
  • 1 Chili Pepper (finely chopped)
  • 10 Black Peppercorns
  • 10 whole Cloves
  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 tsp Allspice
  • Hard boil the eggs and after peeling and cooling them place them in a clean jar.
  • In a saucepan, place all the other ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes and after peeling leave it cool.
  • Pour the liquids over the eggs in the jar. Close the lid of the jar tightly and store for two weeks in a cool dark place.
Note: The ingredients used in the pickling process in pickled eggs are absorbed by the egg when it is stored. This gives it a soft sour flavor interspersed with random flavors from the other ingredients.  So, in pickled egg recipes try to use a wide variety of spices. In addition, the recipes for pickled egg are quick and hassle free which makes it easy for anyone to try their hands at it.

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