Thursday, March 29, 2012

Purple Pickled Eggs

I can't lie... I love pickled eggs, and I REALLY love a pickled egg with a nice cold beer. Talk about a match made in heaven. Anyway, about a year ago I posted this spicy pickled egg recipe, so I thought it was time to show you a completely different version. My grandpa used to make these purple pickled eggs all the time when I was a kid and I was always so intrigued by the color. If you're from LA, or have ever visited Philippe's, you might be familiar with these. I can honestly say I've never eaten at Philippe's without ordering one of these babies. They're just too good!

  • 6 hardboiled eggs
  • about 1 cup white vinegar
  • about 1 cup of juice from a can of sliced beets
  • a couple of the sliced beets
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • a little salt and pepper

As you can probably tell, this is one of those "a little bit of this, a little bit of that" recipes. To be quite honest, it's pretty hard to screw up pickled eggs. Shell the hardboiled eggs and place them in a large jar. If you're feeling adventurous, you can actually heat up the liquid mixture before pouring it over the eggs. Let the jar sit in your fridge for about a week. Enjoy with a nice cold beer! 


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    1. I just used whatever red wine was on hand. I've read that dry red wine works best.

  2. Such a great idea and makes them so pretty.


  3. Because you are using beet slices the egg have a beety flavor?

    1. Yes, a little. The bitterness of pickling them in vinegar is what really stands out though.

  4. Awsome,, ever think of beer eggs?

  5. Thanks for the recipe. I've seen these in some bars as well as convenience stores :)
    Never tried one. I've always been afraid. I'm GOING TO make them myself. That way if I mess it up or get sick I'll have no one to blame but myself! I got the idea to search for a recipe from one of my Facebook Fans :) Thanks again.
    Wanita C.

  6. Oh and I meant to ask....can I spice this recipe up with some hot sauce or maybe some jalapenos?
    Thanks again.

    1. Hi Wanita! I personally like these purple pickled eggs as is. I like the flavor of the beets. If you're looking for something spicier, give my other pickled egg recipe a try. You'll love it!