Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sweet and Spicy Pickled Eggs

Looking for that extra bit of protein in your diet? Pickled eggs are delicious and perfect added to a salad or a quick snack full of protein.

Ingredients: 

1 dozen eggs
2 cups white vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup of white sugar (I subbed organic blue agave 1/3 c)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pickling spice
1 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 cinnamon stick
2 bay leaves
2 fresh jalapeƱo peppers (sliced)
1 small onion (sliced into rings)

Hard boil the eggs. While the eggs are boiling, combine the ingredients except for the onions in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and then allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally. Peel the outer shell from eggs. In a large mason jar, add four eggs. Add some slices of onion. Then ladle some of pepper/spices concoction on top of the eggs and onions. Add four more eggs, more onions, more pepper/spices concoction and repeat once more covering with the rest of the concoction, filling to the neck of the jar. Tighten the lid and ring on the jar and let it cool. Place in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. Then eat and enjoy!



Believe me when I tell you 2-3 weeks is a long time to wait, but the benefits of these deliciously sweet and spicy eggs are definitely worth the wait. 

                      (Smaller batch)

Hope you enjoy this recipe. I'd love to know how yours turn out and feedback in the comments. Don't forget to subscribe! 

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