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Pickled Eggs & Sausage

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:16 pm
by roOism
I bought a jar of pickled eggs a few weeks ago on a whim, and discovered I love them, and so does my little 3 year old. However the jar of 6 eggs was almost $5, so I thought I'd try it myself on the cheap.

I have a co-worker that was interested in trying some, and he hates onions with a passion, so I made two jars, one with sliced onions and one without.

Ingredients:
36 Eggs
Pack Bar-S Smoked Sausages
Pickling Spice (Bulk bins at Win-Co had them for a great price)
Red Pepper Flakes
Dried Onions
Small Yellow Onion
Salt
White Vinegar
Frank's Red Hot Sauce
2-3 Bay Leaves
Minced Garlic

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Peeled hard boiled eggs and boiled sausages cut in half, layered in the jar (the larger jar has about 1/4 onion sliced up and layered in as well)
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Pickling spice & dry seasoning
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2 Parts white vinegar to 1 part water (I think I used 3 cups vinegar to 1.5 cups water) with dry pickling mix added in, plus 1/4 cup-ish of Franks red hot for color/flavor. Simmer for 5 or so minutes then pour hot into the jars. Ended up needing a little more liquid to cover the eggs so I poured a little vinegar in to fill up the jars.
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As I finished up and closed the lids, I tried turning them over to mix in the spices and discovered that my lids aren't water-tight. Fun! So I mixed them over the sink, lost a little juice in the process, but got the job done. I tried to let them sit in the fridge for a week befoe eating, but I only lasted 3 days before I had to try one. The spiciness wasn't near hot enough for my liking, but it's about right for your average person. After the full week the flavor has really set in. My 3 year old is almost as obsessed with them as I am, she asks for them daily.

Got nearly 36 eggs (broke a few trying to boil them) and a large pack of sausages pickled for under $20, way cheaper and much tastier than the store-bought stuff I tried. Gonna up the heat next time for sure, but these make a great fridge snack that you can grab and go.

Re: Pickled Eggs & Sausage

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:23 pm
by the_alias
Great stuff!

I need to retry pickled eggs I think...last time I had one was part of an initiation drink that involved whiskey as well.

How long will they keep if properly sealed? Indefinitely?

Re: Pickled Eggs & Sausage

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:31 pm
by roOism
In the fridge without canning they'll last for 3-4 for months, from what I'm reading online canned eggs if stored properly will last 6-months to a year. I doubt these will last a month, so I haven't looked into long term storage (don't have a canning set up).

Re: Pickled Eggs & Sausage

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:41 pm
by flybynight
Pictures didn't work for me darnitt

Re: Pickled Eggs & Sausage

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:50 pm
by Asymetryczna
roOism for the win. Every good country store I have known has the large jar on the glasstop by their 'deli.' Love the eggs and sausage. For a gold star, a grill and fried chicken livers. Going to try the DIY now that I am stationary for a while. Thanks roOism

Re: Pickled Eggs & Sausage

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:25 am
by roOism
flybynight wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:41 pm
Pictures didn't work for me darnitt
And they stopped working for me too, weird. Will try to rectify that tomorrow.

Re: Pickled Eggs & Sausage

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:39 am
by JeeperCreeper
Strange... I've never heard of these pickled breakfast sandwiches...

i'm gonna hafta track some down

Re: Pickled Eggs & Sausage

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:39 pm
by roOism
People still having problems seeing the images? They're showing up fine for me now.

Re: Pickled Eggs & Sausage

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:04 am
by Asymetryczna
Cant see any pictures you posted. That's ok, I'm more of a textual person.

Re: Pickled Eggs & Sausage

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:44 am
by Ellywick
My Dad loves pickled eggs and your recipe sounds right up his alley. To be honest, I like boiled eggs, but have always been intimidated when I would see them floating in the jar as a kid. Which is silly, because I have eaten bugs and other more intimidating foodstuffs. Maybe it is because they are reminiscent to me of specimens in formaldehyde for some reason.

Anyway, if you are too lazy to actually make them from scratch like RoO did, or just want to reuse something, you can do what my dad does. We love pickled veggies (regular pickles, green beans, giardiniera, artichokes, etc). So, there are always a lot of those in the fridge. Whenever my Dad finishes a jar, he adds boiled eggs to the leftover brine and claims it works pretty well to pickle the eggs after a few days. Sometimes he adds a few more spices to the jar. He especially likes the oily brine leftover from artichoke hearts.

Re: Pickled Eggs & Sausage

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:28 pm
by roOism
I'd wondered if that would work. We go through German pickles pretty regularly, and the jar always has a lot of left over juice/spices in it. I'll have to chuck some eggs in next time we finish up a jar and see how it goes.

This whole batch is pretty much gone, brought the non-onion jar to work and my co-workers destroyed it in a day, and I brought the bigger jar with me to our weekly D&D group and my DM loved them so much he asked if he could keep the remainder to snack on through the week.

I saw a recipe for eggs in pretty much straight Frank'a Red Hot Sauce, gonna have to give that a whirl, these definitely weren't spicy enough for me.

Re: Pickled Eggs & Sausage

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:19 am
by Asymetryczna
Lunchtime goodness.

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