While spicy pickled eggs may sound like an acquired taste, they’re beloved by many around the world. Why not make them one of your favorites too? This spicy pickled eggs recipe is sure to convince even those skeptical of this healthy snack. Plus, you can make this recipe ahead of time and have instant snacks or appetizers whenever you have guests over.
Spicy Pickled Eggs for Anytime Snacking
Pickled Eggs Trivia
The popularity of pickled eggs can be attributed to the fact that they pair wonderfully with beer. This makes spicy pickled eggs a mainstay on the menus of bars, pubs, and any anywhere else where beer is served. Depending on your preference, the pickling solution can vary — either spicy or sweet.
Another perk is that pickled eggs can be soaked for several months, making them perfect for long-term food planning and storage. However, there is a time limit. If you leave your eggs in the solution for too long, you’ll warp the eggs’ texture — especially if there are any accidental egg punctures. Make sure to keep your eggs whole, lest the pickling solution penetrate inside the eggs. If this happens, Clostridium can develop in your spicy pickled eggs, which can be dangerous. Still, this shouldn’t stop you from including spicy pickled eggs on your menu for family and friends to enjoy!
How to Make Spicy Pickled Eggs at Home
Things you’ll need:
- A pot
- 12 hard-boiled eggs (peeled)
- 2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 Tbsp pickling spices
- 1 1/3 cups sugar
- 2 Jalapeno peppers (sliced)
- 6 garlic cloves
- 2 medium onions (chopped)
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 cups apple cider vinegar
- 1 large empty sterilized glass jar
Place the eggs in a pot and cover them with water. Heat the pot over high heat until the eggs are hard-boiled. Once boiled, drain the eggs and leave them to cool. Then, peel the eggs and place them in a large jar. Mix the remaining ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour the pickling solution into the jar, enough to cover the eggs. Finally, seal the jar and place it in a cool dry place, convenient for the pickling process. They will be ready to serve after a few days.
To add more color and flavor to your spicy pickled eggs, you can add some sliced beets or beet juice to the solution. You can also add turmeric to make it more yellowish or vegetable coloring for a red or green effect! This recipe is perfect for 12 people.
Do you want to see how to make spicy jalapeño pickled eggs? Watch this video from Living Traditions Homestead:
Spicy pickled eggs will surely become one of your new favorites! After all, they’re not only easy and simple to prepare, but they’re also handy to keep around. With all this in mind, what’s not to love?
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