Eat More Pickled Eggs!

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by navionjim, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    OK Folks!
    I think it was Texas Hunter who started this, so when my wife leaves me for good I can thank him for it!

    I had to do some pickled eggs after seeing his post, this is what I came up with based on my past experience with pickling egg in the Pacific Northwest style, this time winging it a bit too once the spice cabinet was open. All of the below is in a 1/2 gallon Mason Jar in the fridge.

    Started With:
    18 hard boiled eggs
    1 can Sliced Red Beets (just for the nice color)
    3 cloves of fresh garlic
    1 Tsp Tender Quick (Hay what the hell?)
    1 Tsp: Kosher salt
    I TBL Pickle Spices
    1 TBL Black Pepper
    1 TSP Colman's Mustard Powder
    1 Tsp Onion Powder
    1/8 Tsp Celery Salt
    1/4 Tsp Alum
    1/4 Tsp Cream Of Tarter
    1/4 Tsp All Spice
    1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
    1 Cup White Vinegar
    1 Cup Apple Juice.

    I'll pull one out after the first week and try it, but If I remember right it takes at least two weeks for the red color, and therefore the pickle to reach the yokes. Hopefully I'll have my camera back by then.
  2. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good Jim. What about shelling them and cold smoking them after they've pickled? That way you add some particulate matter to your noxious fumes, eh?
  3. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG] Let's see--Dutch's wicked baked beans and TH's pickled eggs WOW what a blast,I'll make sure I'm not wearing my coveralls, Gas travels

  4. zapper

    zapper Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Here is a batch that has turned red all the way thru the yolks! If you want a real treat, make deviled eggs out of the pickeled eggs, the best deviled eggs I have ever had!

    When I was a kid my mom made a batch or two of the pickeled eggs with green food coloring. Talk about a kid needing therapy....
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man that sounds GOOD :{)
  6. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Man Geek!
    I forgot to mention that the eggs are peeled before they go into the jar!
  7. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    how bout smoking em first.......THEN pickling?
  8. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yea, I thought about that later. In addition to being a full time geek, I dabble with being a dork on the side[​IMG] .

    In any event, I'll bet cold smoking them afterward would be good.
  9. teeotee

    teeotee Smoking Fanatic

    Damn ...... pickled eggs ...... haven't had any of them in a long time. You find them sold in a lot of pubs over in England. Big ol jar of them just sitting on the bar. A few pints and it's "gimme a couple of them eggs"
  10. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I remember that from my years in Glamorgan South Wales those and Scotch eggs, they had the same effect there as here!
  11. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Two things for the color. #1, if you want it to absorb faster, put those hard boiled eggs into the "brine" while the brine is hot. We put all of our liquids into a pot on the stove, bring up to just about a boil, take it off of the stove and put the eggs in it then.

    #2 a little more work, but use fresh beets. Our eggs are almost purple when we do them!

    We also add some sugar to the recipe. Just plain white, off of memory, I think a cup.
  12. k5yac

    k5yac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    This is so funny... when I got home yesterday, my wife had three eggs boiled up and shoved in a jar of pepperoncini. Pretty good actually, but we both want to try a big jar now, and smoking them sounds great.
  13. teeotee

    teeotee Smoking Fanatic

    Hey Nav ..... that's why i thought i'd try smoking some scotch eggs instead of deep frying. They were awesome.

    In this house i think i'd be the only one eating pickled eggs. I'm sure the wife would love me even more if did . Think i'd be sleeping with our two labs.[​IMG]
  14. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    Ashamed to say I have never had pickled eggs. Am sure I'd like them though. Love pickled sausage and harboiled (especially deviled) eggs, so.......
  15. zapper

    zapper Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    @ K5YAK and all. Putting other stuff into the juices from store bought pickels and peppers could almost cause fist fights at my house when I was growing up. Mostly because we kept eating each others creations![​IMG] Between the canning and pickeling that we did and all of the store bought stuff, there was always a jar or two of something in the fridge and if one of those jars was not a dedicated egg jar, then there would likely be an egg or six in with the banana peppers or gardinia mix or whatever had room.

    Carrots and califlower were another big favorite to add to a jar of pepper juice.

    @ Shellbellc Yep, heating the brine will help speed things up. I usually dissolve the salt and spices and add them to the eggs and beets (I don't heat the beets in the pan) I am also trying to remember to use sliced beets from now on. They take up less room, are easier to get out of the jar (Too hard to stab a round beet with a fork) and it seems that the whole beets are awful strong with vingar when the eggs are done.

    I used to do pearl onions, but they seem to take on a bad taste. Maybe fresh instead of canned?
  16. k5yac

    k5yac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Well, the wife and I whipped up a batch last night. Sorry I don't have any pics, but perhaps I'll take some when I pull my first sample out. We did 18 eggs using most of the same ingredients posted here, but added about 1 cup of jalapeno juice. Hope that works out ok. Got em stored im my kegerator so I don't have to look at them every time I open the fridge. Hopefully I can forget about them for at least the rest of the week. Maybe I'll fish one of those juicy devils out this weekend. Need to buy another pack of eggs today so I can boil them up in a week or two. Seems that the fresh ones are a bit stubborn.
  17. xcap

    xcap Newbie

    There was a time whan you could find the same thing in a bar here alongside the pickled balogna teeotee. Then the "Health Dept." figured out there was something good there besides just the drinks.
  18. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Teeotee, what I've been thinking is to combine all theses good thoughts and make the Scotch egg fatty someone posted on here a while back with the pickled eggs in the middle! Man I'm sure it would leave ya sleeping with your labs but wouldn't that look good sliced!
  19. teeotee

    teeotee Smoking Fanatic

    I was thinking some day i should make that scotch egg fatty. That is something just begging to be made and would do me for breakfasts for a few days. I'm really sold on making my fatties out of italian sausage just to add MORE flavor, but with pickeld eggs too ...... oooh boy.
  20. k5yac

    k5yac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    This is getting outta hand... I got home last night and the wife had poured the pepperoncini jar into a big jar of jalapenos (only a handful of slices left, but several cups of juice), and plans to boil up more eggs and add the pickle juice from empty jars. Boy, it ought to be getting real interesting around my place this weekend. [​IMG]

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