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!

Ingredients:
  • 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! 

10 comments:

  1. What kind of wine do you use?

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

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

    Zoe
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.co.uk

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

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

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  4. Awsome,, ever think of beer eggs?

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  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.
    https://www.facebook.com/NeedADinnerIdea/posts/444683445608886?comment_id=3157645&reply_comment_id=3158318&offset=0&total_comments=7&notif_t=feed_comment

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

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    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!

      http://www.pleasenotepaper.com/2011/04/spicy-pickled-eggs.html

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