Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Zesty Pickled Eggs and Beets

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."  James 1:17

I am so very thankful for the gift of family and all the love and things we can share. Our family really likes to share recipes with one another. Recipes that have been shared with us, and that have become a part of our family traditions.  I would like to share one of such with you today.

We love pickled eggs and beets, my mother-in-law introduced them to me while I was dating her son. She made them only a few times a year, at Christmas and Easter. We have followed suite for the most part, but they are a treat any time of the year.

They add color to any table and are easy to make.

Things you will need:
1 gallon glass jar (You could use any suitable container)
4 cans of sliced beets
2 cups of vinegar
2 cups of sugar
24 eggs
1/3 cup of pickling spice




First, boil your eggs in a pot of water.
 (I let mine come to a boil and boil them approximately 5 minutes.)







Remove from heat, pour hot water off and then run cold water over them.

The tip to peeling boiled eggs, is to gently crack them all over, then as you peel each egg put it back in the water to get the shell off easily.


After you peel each egg, put it in your jar.

Next,  put the ingredients listed above in a pan and bring them to a boil, including the spices.







After this mixture has come to a boil, remove from heat and pour over your eggs. (I use a cup to do this instead of pouring from the pot, less chance of burning myself.)






Next step is to put the lid on them and put in the
refrigerator for approximately 2-3 days or longer to get the flavor throughout the egg.

Enjoy them at meal time or as a snack.

Suggestion: If you don't want the spices loose in your eggs, you could put your spices in cheese cloth and tie it up so they can be removed from your pickled eggs, after the eggs have been flavored. (Don't remove for at least 2-3 days.)




Wow your family and friends as you display them on your table.



I am so thankful for the things my mother-in-law has shared with me, now I can pass them on to the next generation and also, share with others.

Blessings,




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10 comments:

  1. My mother always made these each year. I'm a big fan. I think the recipes are the same or very close. Ah...you've made me hungry for them!

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  2. Hi Jo Ann,
    I just love pickled beets and we can them in the summer. I will sure have to try your Pickled Eggs and Beets recipe. Hope you have a fabulous Easter Celebration Week End and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. I have never had pickled eggs or beets. I love beets though, and I bet they'd be great pickled. It's definitely something I want to taste sometime.
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

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  4. I make these faithfully ever year...now my kids are growing up eating them just like I did!
    I am your newest follower.pls follow back if you can.
    Happy Easter!

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  5. Thank you for viewing my blog and for becoming my follower. I tried to become your follower but I could find the place to follow you on your blog. Please send me your link, thank you. Happy Easter to you as well.

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  6. Hi!! You just posted this wonderful recipe at the Bloglovin' Hop on my blog. If you could link up your Bloglovin page instead that would be great.

    You can share your recipe on my linky party which will be live tonight.

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  7. So pretty! I make pickled eggs with leftover pickle juice (since it's so easy!) and we love them. I can't wait to try your recipe. Perhaps I can get beets to grow in my garden! Thanks for sharing this. :o)

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  8. I haven't ever tried pickled eggs, but my husband LOVES pickled beets. I'd love to have you stop by and share this at my link party running now through Saturday night :)

    http://www.gratefulbelly.com/2012/04/whats-new-wednesday-four.html

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  9. I have made pickled beets and eggs, but not together. Who doesn't love a good 2for1 ? Thank you for sharing your family recipe.

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  10. This looks so good! Pickled beets and pickled eggs are delicious! We loved having you join our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

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