Farm Fresh

… Fresh on to the farm. Here is an occassional chronicle of a new family in a small town.

Easter Egg Hunt

It’s almost Easter and Grandpa Duane is coming to town so I think I’ll make pickled eggs. Here are the recipes I am choosing from.

Pickled eggs with ginger Ingredients from

  • 16 hard-boiled eggs (see our section on how to boil an egg)
  • 2 pints (1.1 l) of vinegar (malt or cider)
  • ½ oz (15g) of ginger
  • ½ oz (15g) of black pepper
  • ½ oz (15g) of allspice

1 cup red beet juice (from canned beets)
1½ cups cider vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar
a few canned whole tiny red beets (or several slices of beets can be used)

1½ cups pasteurized sweet apple cider or apple juice
½ cup white vinegar
6 thin slices of onion
12 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon whole pickling spice
1 peeled garlic clove
(I’m adding peppers to this one)

1½ cups white vinegar
1 cup water
¾ teaspoon dill weed
¼ teaspoon white pepper
3 teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon mustard seed
½ teaspoon onion juice or minced onion
½ teaspoon minced garlic or 1 peeled garlic clove

Balsamic Pickled Eggs from

18 hard-cooked large eggs, peeled
1/2 onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, peeled and cracked
1 3/4 cups cider vinegar
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons canning salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon jalapeno (nacho) slices, chopped
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
a dozen or so whole peppercorns

From my understanding the following directions will apply to all of them:
Layer the eggs with the onion slices and garlic cloves in a large (half-gallon sized) jar. Combine the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, then pour the brine over the eggs, close the jar, and refrigerate. Give the eggs two weeks to pickle to maximize their flavor before eating. Store in the refrigerator!


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