Southern Beer Joint Pickled Eggs

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Found in every “Beer Joint” in the South, these are the real thing, spicy and sour!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook eggs in simmering water for 15 minutes.
  2. Place eggs in cold water and remove shells.
  3. Pack into sterilized jars.
  4. In a kettle combine vinegar, spices and sugar.
  5. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour hot liquid over hard boiled eggs.
  7. Place lid on jar and store in refrigerator when cooled.
  8. Use within a month.


Most Helpful

OMG, I can't believe I've found this recipe after all these years! As a kid growing up there was a corner store in our neighborhood that was run by an elderly couple who raised chickens and made these pickled eggs and sold them in their store. Dad and I loved them and he would buy them for us when we would stop in now and then. They gave my mom the recipe and she & I would make them as well, but the recipe was lost over the years, and I just couldn't recall all the ingredients. I raise chickens now and have wished many times that I had this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.

MarshHen August 23, 2009

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