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Picked egg question

Discussion in 'Canning & Storage' started by pandemonium, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    I am wanting to pickle some hard boiled eggs in louisana hot sauce and white vinegar and i was just going to put them in an old pickle jar and just let sit for a week or two and i just wonder about safety issues?
  2. abigail4476

    abigail4476 Jeff's Woman SMF Premier Member

  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I had an old man tell me as long as the eggs were compleatly covered in the pickling brine they were fine out on the counter.

     But Who Knows?
  4. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

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    Let us know how it turns out.
  5. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    huh? you lost me big al
  6. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    i guess i thought there was a bacteria problem, or like you have to sterilize the jars and all like when you can things.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2010
  7. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    As long as they are covered with the pickle solution you'll be fine on the counter top. I do mine this way all the time and never had any go bad. They don't often last over 2 weeks though.
  8. mudduck

    mudduck Smoking Fanatic

    we leave ours on the counter but they don't last 2 weeks
  9. brud

    brud Meat Mopper

    It's always good to start with clean sterile glass containers.

    Make sure to cut that vinegar in at least half with water.

    I like it cut to one quarter vinegar to 3/4 water.

    I al so like to bring the seasoned liquid to a boil.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2010
  10. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Two weeks from the start? Thanks for the info
  11. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Those things can't smell too good on "the way out", is what I meant.

  12. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    When you say they dont last two weeks, what are you saying that they go bad or you eat them by then??
  13. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    They usually get eaten by then especially if someone drops by w/ copious ammounts of beer.

    They will last a LONG time on the counter as long as they remain covered by the liquid.
  14. tigerregis

    tigerregis Meat Mopper

    Fresh eggs can be kept at room temperatures for around 30 days. As a former cruising sailor, I searched these issues out. Some people vaseline the shells, others turn the eggs over in their carton everyday. Don't wish to start a contest here, but all the pubs/taverns in the old days kept them on the bar next to the pickled " horse c**ks" sausage.
  15. zapper

    zapper Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    Pickeled eggs........

    I aint no expert, but I have eaten a few and make them a couple of times a year.

    Like alot of folks are saying, good corner bars of the old days used to just leave the jar on the bar but I opt to keep them in the fridge

    I dont have a hard and steady formula but the way i usually make them up is like this

    2 dozen eggs or more for a gallon jar depending on the egg size

    it is best if you let the eggs rest, ripen, rot for a week or two in the fridge before you boil them. his allows gas to form inside of the egg and makes peeling will be eaiser

    Boil up about 2 cups of white vinegar, for the tang

    about 2 cups of cider vingar for flavor

    2/3 cup of salt

    garlic powder to taste  Maybe 2 Tbls

    pepper of prefference black, red, white   Maybe  1 Tbls depending on desired effect

    pour the hot mix over the eggs and wait

    I like to add a can of sliced beets

    I have also added a jar of pearl onions with varying results

    I sometime do a quick batch by putting a couple of eggs into the jar of leftover pepper juice or the like

    Another really good treat is to make deviled eggs out of the pickled eggs
  16. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Let the eggs ROT?? That doesnt sound good, and how do you know when they are rotten? Hell untill a few years ago I didnt know eggs had an experation date on them, so who knows how old of eggs I have eaten before lol? Never got sick anyway.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2010
  17. brekar

    brekar Smoke Blower

    I never leave my eggs on the counter when I make pickled eggs, but I have a recipe that makes them taste alot like those pickled sausages you can buy from gas stations, they are big hits with my friends who like pickled eggs, but we all like them cold so I keep them in the fridge...

    As for leaving them in the fridge for a while to make them easy to peel before you boil them I can't say if that will help or not. What I do that helps with the peeling immensely was a trick my mom told me before she died. Boil the eggs in heavily salted water. Once the eggs have boiled and you have taken them off of the burner dump alot of ice into the water. The drastic temperature drop makes the egg shrink a bit, and the egg shell just peels off in one big piece.
  18. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have a huge jar of pickled eggs in the fridge right now that I made up about a month ago. Its a huge jar so it holds several dozen. I just snack on them every once in a while. I don't like to dig into them for a couple of weeks so they take in all of the good ingredients. They will keeps for months in the fridge in the solution. Probably for months on the counter as well with all the vinegar and what not in there. I feel better when its in the fridge myself. At our local bar they always have them out on the counter but they might put them in the fridge at night who knows.
  19. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    The nasty red kind you see in the stores are always sitting on the counter, you can buy them at sams but they are not good imo.
  20. tigerregis

    tigerregis Meat Mopper

    It's only beet juice.