Today, I want to share with you a fabulous recipe that has been passed down through generations in my family – Quick Pickled Eggs and Beets. If you’re a fan of pickled eggs, you’re in for a real treat with this easy recipe. The combination of the tangy beets and the perfectly pickled eggs creates a flavor explosion that will leave you craving for more!
Quick Pickled Eggs and Beets
Let’s get started with the ingredients:
- 1 dozen eggs
- 2 cans of beets (including the juice)
- 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
Now that we have our ingredients ready, it’s time to dive into the simple instructions:
- Start by hard-boiling the eggs. Place them in a saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Let them cook for about 10-12 minutes. Once done, remove from heat, rinse with cold water, and peel off the shells.
- In a separate saucepan, combine the beet juice, apple cider vinegar, white sugar, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves completely.
- Add the beets to the saucepan and let them cook for about 5 minutes. This step enhances the flavor of the pickling mixture by infusing it with the earthy goodness of the beets.
- Next, carefully add the peeled hard-boiled eggs to the saucepan. Let them simmer for an additional 10 minutes, ensuring that they are fully submerged in the pickling liquid.
- Remove the saucepan from heat and allow the eggs and beets to cool to room temperature in the pickling liquid. This step is crucial for the pickling process as it allows the flavors to meld together and intensify.
- Once cooled, transfer the pickled eggs and beets to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Although it may be difficult to resist, patience is key here. The longer you let the eggs pickle, the more delicious they become.
Now that our eggs are perfectly pickled, it’s time for the moment of truth! When you’re ready to indulge, take one of the beautiful pink eggs out of the jar and give it a try. The first bite will wow your taste buds with the tangy vinegar, followed by the creamy yolk and the subtle sweetness of the beets. It’s truly a flavor explosion in your mouth!
These Quick Pickled Eggs and Beets make a wonderful addition to any meal. They can be enjoyed as a snack, added to a salad, or even used to garnish your favorite sandwiches. The possibilities are endless!
So, what are you waiting for? Gather your ingredients and give this family tradition recipe a try. Trust me, once you taste these pickled eggs and beets, they will become a staple in your kitchen too. Enjoy!