Sunday, March 17, 2013

Amish Pickled Red Beet Eggs

Here's a blast from the past, a genuine grown-up Easter Egg! I've been making these Amish Pickled Red Beet Eggs at Easter for three years now and have to tell you, they are great! The color is beautiful, the flavor pronounced and they can be enjoyed as is, diced in potato salad (actually I suggest sprinkling them in a pile on top for great color), they're pretty as deviled eggs and make a great egg salad sandwich.
 This is what the color looks like after about 24 hours, 
the red/purple will permeate more of the white the longer they soak.

Here's a pic at a little less than 2 days.


They make good Deviled Eggs.

Pickled Red Beet Eggs by Allrecipes.com
1 (15 ounce) can beets
1 small onion, thinly sliced
*12 hard boiled eggs, shelled and left whole-I use 5 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup vinegar

Directions:
  1. Drain liquid from the beets into saucepan. Place beets, onions and eggs into a large bowl or pitcher-I use a quart jar.
  2. Pour sugar and vinegar into saucepan with the beet liquid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and let simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Pour the beet juice over the eggs and veggies. Seal bowl or pitcher and refrigerate for at least one to three days.
Notes:
  • *I feel from making these eggs, this recipe as written might make 6 eggs, 5 is my personal maximum. Comments suggest water should be an ingredient, I've never bothered to figure that out, I just make 5 flavorful eggs:@)
  • You do not want the liquid to evaporate in the pan folks, bring to a gentle boil and reduce that heat immediately to  barely a bubble. You'll need all the liquid you have to cover the eggs/beets.
  • I've used red, cider and white vinegar, I prefer cider.
  • If you just want to try this recipe (maybe as a test batch), it will work with 3 eggs in a pint jar.
  • They'll last in the fridge for weeks, I like the fresh flavor of about 2-3 days.
  • A wonderful side note to this recipe is, it makes great pickled beets too-yum!!!

38 comments:

  1. my father used to make those! thanks for the (icky) memory that made me smile. :)

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  2. I love both beets and eggs so I may have to try these. Thanks for the idea!

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  3. Cool! My husband is from Romania and it is their tradition to color Easter eggs red, maybe he would like these eggs as a nod to that tradition.

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  4. I had this in Lancaster County once,I am going to make some. I just picked up a can of beets, too. xo

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  5. We have had these every year since I was a kid...I love them!!!! I always thought they were German....I think there are many who share a like for these eggs!

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  6. ooo, these look yummy and sooo pretty. :)

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  7. I love these. I am from Virginia and we always had these around Easter time. "I just get a can of pickled beets and hard boil eggs, peal and put them whole in the beets, cover and they are really good after 24 hours. In fact I just made some before I opened up your post.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  8. I love beets and eggs, both must be so good. I'll try this.The colour is so beautiful!Thanks for sharing.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  9. From Lancaster County PA I can tell you they are also really good sliced on sandwiches! My favorite is on ham & cheese with lettuce, tomato, mayo and sliced red beet egg - yummmmm! We can buy these at the deli counter at any grocery store and some restaurants/bars offer them as appetizers too :-)

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  10. I always thought people just bought the pickled beets and put the eggs in the jar after the beets were gone. I didn't realize there was a recipe. I actually like beets and eggs. I may have to try making my own!

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  11. Oh yeah, now your talking! I love love love these!!!Thanks for liking up to ON THE MENU MONDAY with your Amish pickled eggs!

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  12. Beautiful!! My FIL would love these, too!

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  13. Wow, these are just gorgeous, I could have a lot of fun with them!

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  14. I used to make pickled beats when my parents and in-laws were still living but it had been some time. Your post reminded me of how pretty they are that it is time to make them again :) I appreciate your recipe notes!

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  15. Hi Lynn,
    another of your great suggestions. That sounds so interesting as it looks. Thank you for this fun food and for the cute St. Patricks piggy from last post.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  16. How fun. I bet you get a lot of compliments on these Lynn.
    Sam

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  17. Your photos has made my mouth water...

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  18. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this recipe! I LOVE pickled beets and eggs but I don't like the extra ingredients added in store bought pickled beets. I put some hard-boiled eggs in plain beets and it just wasn't the same :( so I am SO happy to have this recipe so that I can pickle my own beets and then add some eggs. MMMMM! Now where's my can of beets....

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  19. I hadn't thought about these in a long time! My MIL used to make these once in a while...years and years ago. They were good!

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  20. My MIL used to make these every Easter and we LOVED them Thanks for the reminder, Lynn, for this special dish.

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  21. I've never had these but I love pickled beets so I'm sure I'd love these. They are such a beautiful color!

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  22. Oh I'm gonna love these eggs, as I love beets, but hubby doesn't. I love a great salad with potatoes, my mom makes with the beets, someday I'll make it and give you the recipe. My Mil used to put the hard boil egg slices on creamed soups and even, shoe-string fried potatos and sometimes both, lol!! I love it, just in case. Thank you for your sweet visit. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  23. We have made them forever in our family, being from PA. But we just put them in canned red beets without sugar or anything else. Works well like that for us and no added sugar. Still flavored but okay for us because we don't eat sugar.

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  24. They sound good snd look so colorful! i loved pickled things so I'll make some soon.

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  25. Hi Lynnie! OH, this is cute but I see beets and I just don't like beets! I'll eat the yolk of those eggs though!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. I love love pickled eggs with the beets that make them red, they are pretty and they taste sooo great, they sure bring back memories when I was younger and my parents always made pickled eggs and then my sis made them...haven't had one in years...thanks for reminding me how fun and great tasting they are...

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  27. This is so funny because just this weekend I mentioned that I love eggs no matter how in the world you fix them, and then I mentioned that I had never had a pickled one. We were also talking about our love for beets that day as well. My mom, sister, and I love beets but no one else in the family does. This looks like a total "must try" for me!

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  28. I have always wanted to make these, Lynn. They will be so pretty on our Easter table. My grandmother used to make these all the time and she sliced them on top of a green salad. They would dress up a potato salad too.

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  29. Great festive color. I am a huge fan of pickled beets and of eggs. Another must try.

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  30. FUN! My son keeps telling us we need to eat beets so now I can feed them to him and use the 'juice' to make these for moi!

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  31. Thanks for sharing, I will definitely to do this, my families loves beets!

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  32. I just love how these look! I make these too and I love them. Pickled beets are my favorite!

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  33. My dad and husband love pickled eggs, but the beet twist is new to me. We will have to try this out with all our hard boiled eggs from Easter. Pinning now, thanks for sharing.
    cass-eats.blogspot.com

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  34. Hi Lynn,
    I am so glad to get this recipe, we just love Pickled Red Beet Eggs. I can't wait to make them. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  35. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  36. I'm making the beets and eggs right now! I can't wait to eat them on Easter. Have a happy Easter weekend, Lynn! xo

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