Follow these tips to make your own pickled eggs with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
If you’re raising backyard chickens for egg production, you might want to save some of the eggs for later. Making pickled eggs is an easy way to keep those farm fresh eggs for a little longer. Because of their high quality, fresh eggs are the best for pickling and storing for a long period of time. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can make your own pickled eggs, right at home.
1. Boiling and peeling the eggs – Before you pickle the eggs, you need to boil and peel them. After you’ve boiled the eggs, cool them down by submerging them in cold water. Once they’re cool, remove the shells. Once the eggs are cooled and peeled, you’ll be ready to start pickling.
2. Use a large container – You ultimately need a container that can be sealed tightly, and the most you’ll want to put in a jar is 12 eggs. A quart mason jar is large enough to hold about 12 medium sized eggs. You can go smaller if you want to, but using a larger jar will be the easiest way to pickle eggs.
3. Add some flavor to the eggs – Along with pickling salts and any other ingredients you want to use, you’ll also need vinegar. Vinegar and the pickling spices will soak into the eggs for a flavor-packed snack. Here’s two easy recipes to get you started:
Pickled Eggs with Beets Recipe – This recipe from Taste of Home is easy to make. Just combine beets from your garden and eggs from your chickens with sugar, water and cider vinegar.
Garlic Pickled Eggs Recipe – After a week in the refrigerator, you can enjoy these garlic pickled eggs from All Recipes. The garlic and onion add the perfect flavor to the eggs.
4. Storing the eggs – Unlike other home canning goods, pickled eggs need to be stored in the refrigerator at all times. In order for the eggs to become well-seasoned with the pickling spices, you may need to wait up to four weeks until the pickling spices have settled in. Pickled eggs should be eaten within three or four months for the best flavor quality.
At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we understand that using ingredients from your garden and farm are important for you and your family. That’s why we carry all the canning supplies you’ll need to preserve your hard-earned vegetables, eggs and more. For more tips, visit our Canning blog.