Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins
Easy to make and keeps for weeks in the fridge. I like to give the peppercorns a bit of a whack to help release their peppery goodness. I sometimes make these in quart jars and give away for "guy gifts"... as in ..."Playing poker tonight, sweetums?? Here, take this jar with you to give to Harold." ( Woo Hoo! ... a quiet night alone...Thank you, Harold!!!!)
- 1 quart cider vinegar (or white)
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 teaspoon peppercorn
- 12 hard-boiled eggs
- Tap a tiny air hole into the large end of each egg with a needle, sharp knife or egg piercer.
- Put eggs in a pan and fill with cold water.
- Bring to a boil, turn heat to low and simmer for 12 minutes. ( over cooking will cause that harmless but unattractive dark green ring around the yolk).
- Drain water from eggs and immediately replace with ice cold water. ( I keep the water running until eggs are cooled completely).
- Crack the egg shells against the side of the pan and keep eggs immersed in cold water while you are in the peeling process.
- Peel shells from eggs and return eggs to cold water until all are finished.
- Remove eggs from water and rinse thoroughly to remove any bits of shell.
- Place first seven ingredients in a 2+ quart container.
- Add eggs and place covered container in the refrigerator for 8+ days for flavors to "set".
Just ate one of the eggs that I made from your recipe. Always boil my eggs the way you describe in your recipe; (we have chickens, and fresh eggs need that 'trick' to peal perfectly). This recipe is perfectly totally yummy! Not sweet or 'pink'. Just gentle mellow flavor and no gassy egg smell, or haunting from the tummy...:) I know the men in the family will really enjoy these. Thank you very much for sharing your recipe!
Yep, these are delicious. I love the flavour of them. I never had a problem peeling my eggs the way I have been doing them , so I still cooked them my way but used this recipe . I really enjoy them, had to stop myself with just one though. Thanks for posting the recipe.
Hi Aroostook; Too bad that we can't give more stars. Made this recipe on Sunday last and there is little I can add except to say PERFECTION. The eggs turned out absolutely perfect, peeled so clean and the eggs stayed whole. Now, I am patiently waiting for the eggs to get pickled, WOW!! Thanks again for sharing. Warmest Regards, "Uncle Bill" P.S. The pickled eggs turned out superb and are they ever good with a can of beer. Thanks again for sharing this recipe with us. "Uncle Bill"