Quick and Easy Beet Pickled Eggs

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This is a quick and simple way to make pickled eggs. As a kid, my mom would make these and we thought there was some magic how she made the eggs purple. Well, allow me to share that magic with you.


Step 1: What You Will Need...

You really won't need much for this project. An enamel pan, eggs (obviously), vinegar, a can of beets, an egg timer and something deep enough to submerge the eggs. Sounds pretty simple right? That's because it is.

Step 2: Boiling the Eggs...

Start with cold water. Just take some water from the tap, fill the pan about half full of water. I always add my handy dandy in pot egg timer first. Next I add the eggs. In the size pot I have it holds about 9 eggs plus the timer. I don't do the whole dozen simply because I don't want to block the air flow as the water is boiling. I want to make sure the eggs are hard boiled. Add a pinch of salt, turn the burner up on high and wait.

Step 3: While We're Waiting.....

A watched pot never boils or so I have heard, so while we are waiting for our eggs to finish, we will add our beet juice and vinegar. My container holds two quarts so I add the beet juice first and then enough vinegar to fill the container. We come back and what do you know, our eggs are at a rolling boil. Now we just wait until our egg timer turns from red to purple. Once it turns purple, our eggs are done and we can proceed with our mission.

Step 4: Our Eggs Are Done....

Once the eggs are done boiling, take them over to your kitchen sink and run some cold water over them. This will cool them, you could also put ice over them that is simply a matter of taste. Once the eggs are cooled and here is one of the biggest secrets to this whole project. You ready??? Peel the eggs. Nobody and I mean nobody wants crunchy eggs.

Step 5: Add the Eggs to the Brew You Have Made and Set Aside...

Once you have peeled and rinsed the eggs simply drop the eggs into the beet juice and vinegar mixture. Let it set at room temperature overnight. When you get up tomorrow morning, you can put them in the refrigerator.

Step 6: Now You Can Enjoyed a Protein Packed Snack...

So.....now you know the secret. Not much of a secret but one I wanted to share with you. Amaze you kids with purple eggs and let them wonder how you did it. Enjoy.....Oh and adding salt and pepper to it, fantastic, I'm telling you.



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    6 Discussions


    2 years ago

    You'd only need enough vinegar/beet juice to cover the eggs.

    This would give a good flavor to deviled eggs!

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    Reply 2 years ago

    You are correct just enough to cover them would work, it is just habit to put it in a half gallon pitcher. And that would make an awesome devil egg flavor.


    gm280, so glad you enjoyed it. So happy that it brought back good memories. Thanks for the positive feedback.


    2 years ago

    I have to admit, I knew how to do this because we did it when I was young still living at home. But interesting to see this now. It brings back memories. And the eggs do have a little different taste that I really like as well. Thumbs Up on this one.