Pickled eggs are hard boiled eggs that are usually preserved in a vinegar base. Many different recipes and manner of preparing pickled eggs are available. Some folks prefer a sweet egg and add beet juice and sugar, some prefer a hot egg and add red hot chili peppers. The main ingredient never changes, good old fashioned fresh eggs.
Pickled eggs have many health benefits, they are low in fat, low in carbohydrates and provide a great source of protein. Pickled eggs are the healthy snack alternative, they need no refrigeration and can be used in many ways. Try some sliced on a chef salad or mixed with your potato salad.
Years ago folks did not have refrigeration and created pickled eggs out of a need to keep eggs fresh without refrigeration. These days pickled eggs have become a great taste treat. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention.
Here in Wisconsin pickled eggs can be found on the back bar in almost any tavern. Most grocery stores also sell small jars of pickled eggs on their shelves. Unfortunately certain parts of the country do not have pickled eggs available for retail purchase. Two options are available, make your own or visit our web store at Long Lake Specialty Foods to shop for many fine pickled foods.
Here is a recipe for folks who want to do it the old fashion way:.
1 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
2-3 whole garlic cloves
3 tablespoons pickling spices
5 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 fresh red chili pepper (delete pepper for mild eggs)
Hard boil 12 large eggs and shell. Boil the other ingredients for 10 minutes and let cool. Place eggs in jar and pour vinegar mixture over the eggs. Let the eggs sit in the refrigerator for at least one week. Keep refrigerated until served.
Sure sounds like a lot of work, doesn't it ? Come on over to our web store, we guarantee you are going to love our pickled eggs.
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