Thursday, April 11, 2013

amish pickled beets and eggs......

Our little Bantam chickens have been laying pretty regularly. They lay small eggs and they are perfect for pickling. I recently found this recipe and thought I would give it a try. They look great, just curious of how they taste! Guess we will see in about a week. I tripled the recipe because I had more than eight eggs!

Pennsylvania Dutch Pickled Beets and Eggs

8 eggs (already hard-boiled)
2 (15 ounce) cans sliced pickled beets, juice reserved
1 onion, sliced
1 cup white vinegar
3/4 cups cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch black pepper
2 bay leaves
12 whole cloves

1. Place beets, onion and peeled eggs in a mason jar (if canning) or a non-reactive glass or plastic container. Set aside.

2. In a medium-size, non-reactive saucepan, combine sugar, 1 cup reserved beet juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, bay leaves and cloves. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Pour hot liquid over beets, onions and eggs. Cover and refrigerate 48 hours before using, if you are not canning.

4. If canning, place jars in canner and process for 10 minutes.

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