A day or two after Easter is the perfect time to use up those leftover hard boiled eggs. You might have seen them in delicatessens, but I'm guessing you've never tried making them yourself. Pickled eggs are simple to make and handy to include in such dishes as salads, egg salad sandwiches, and deviled eggs, as well as a enjoying them as a high protein snack. Or serve with crackers, cold sliced meats, and cheeses. You'll no doubt find other combinations as well.
The pickling seeps into the center of the egg in about a day, but the longer they're in the brine, the more vinegary they taste. Once pickled, you can store the eggs in the refrigerator for up to a month. Adding pickled beets and their juice to the jar will produce pink eggs.
One dozen hard boiled eggs Preparing and cooking the brine: 20 minutes Pickling: 24 hours to 4 weeks
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