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Classic Pickled Eggs Recipe
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Classic Pickled Eggs

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"This is a classic recipe for pickled eggs."

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Original recipe makes 12 eggs Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    7 days 25 mins


  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 15 minutes. Remove eggs from hot water, cool under cold running water, and peel.
  2. Bring vinegar, sugar, and salt to a boil in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  3. Place eggs, garlic, and bay leaf in a 1-quart mason jar; top with vinegar mixture. Seal jar and refrigerate for at least 1 week.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Add slices of jalapeno to the jars for a little extra zing!
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the pickling solution ingredients. The actual amount of pickling solution consumed will vary.

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Oct 16, 2013

I have a huge jar and changed it up a bit but I love this as a base. I make it with 3 cups vinegar, 1 1/2 water, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tbsp salt, 1 lg onion (rings), 1 garlic bulb peeled, 3 bay leafs. I put 3 cloves in jar and the rest in the vinegar mixture when cooking. Everyone loves my eggs!! Even my 3 year old :P

Aug 01, 2014

Excellent recipe! I've been eating pickled eggs since I was a kid, and have tried many recipes. I don't normally add sugar to mine, but thought what the heck, why not! I try not to deviate from recipes when I first make them in order to truly evaluate them properly. I took the recipe submitter's suggestion and added in slices of fresh jalapeño (about half a pepper). At first I thought they would turn out too spicy, but when I tried them the next day, there was no heat at all. Next time I'll just use the whole pepper, sliced. I'll definitely make these again!


6 Ratings

Jun 02, 2014

I add 1/4 jar dill pickle juice, just adds a little flavour!

Aug 24, 2013

I make pickled eggs in spiced beet juice. They do not need to sit a week but only 2-3 days is adequate for the eggs to absorb the seasonings & the beautiful pink color on the outside. When sliced in two halves the colors are lovely & make a nice presentation.

Jul 28, 2014

I love this recipe. I made a batch with the recipe as written and made another with jalapenos. Both were fantastic. The brine has a perfect taste for me, but it could be easily customized for individual tastes.

Feb 12, 2014

Hard to find classic pickled eggs recipe


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  • Calories
  • 71 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 157 mg
  • 52%
  • Fat
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 633 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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