Adapted from this recipe... these eggs are delicious. If you're a pickled egg fan, I definitely recommend giving these a try. The first step of course, is to hard boil the eggs. My favorite tool when hard boiling eggs is my Egg-Perfect Timer. This timer is really great... it changes color to tell you exactly when your eggs are soft, medium, or hard boiled.
Another trick I use is to place the hard boiled eggs in ice water when they're done... this way you can peel the shells immediately. The next step is to make the broth for your eggs to pickle in.
- 2 cups white vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pickling spice (you should be able to find this in the spice section of your grocery store)
- 3 teaspoons red pepper flakes
- 6-8 cloves (also found in your spice section)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 sliced habanero peppers
- 3 sliced jalapeno peppers
- 1 sliced red bell pepper
- 1/4 of a white onion
Combine all ingredients and heat in a saucepan for about 15 to 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Warning: this is a potent combination!
Carefully place the eggs and the heated broth in a jar. Try and refrigerate these for 2 to 3 weeks. I actually never wait this long because I'm too impatient... but, I'm trying.
Serve with salt, pepper, pretzels, and a nice cold beer!