Pickled Eggs Recipe

Pickled Eggs

This traditional pub and chip shop delicacy is very easy to make for yourself. Obviously, you need a large wide-necked jar. A 0.75 litre or even 1.5 litre Kilner style jar is ideal as it can be re-sealed as you remove the eggs.

To decide on the quantity of vinegar that you need to heat, carefully fill a jar with shelled eggs. Fill with water and tip out into a measuring jug and add about 10 per cent.

Ingredients for Pickled Eggs:

  • Hard boiled free-range eggs (best if they are at least 5 days old as, before that, they are difficult to peel)
  • Hot Spiced Vinegar

Method for Pickled Eggs:

  1. Hard boil the eggs, cool slightly in cold water.
  2. Remove the shell and pack into clean, sterilized jars whilst still warm.
  3. Pour over hot spiced vinegar.
  4. Cover and label and store when cold.

Note: If you stir the eggs gently during the first few minutes of boiling, it helps to centralize the yolks.

Allow about 3 weeks before you start on the eggs to allow the vinegar to permeate.

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11 comments on “Pickled Eggs Recipe
  1. krystie15 says:

    how long do they last pickled?

  2. Val says:

    Upto 12 months.

  3. ian says:

    do the jars have to be packed tightly or can the eggs be a bit loose in the jars

  4. Val says:

    They can be a bit loose. You’ll remove them one or two at a time and they’d be loose then!

  5. evelyne says:

    I’ve never made pickle eggs….
    Can I use jam jars or do I have to buy special jars?
    Thank you.

  6. Val says:

    As long as they have a plastic lining to the lid. Vinegar corrodes metal. However, you won’t get many eggs in a jam jar! You’re better off with something larger.

  7. jenny says:

    Hi Val love this site. My husband loves pickled eggs and wants me to do loads for him, could you tell me how long you have to keep them before he can be eat them.
    thanks jenny

  8. Val says:

    Give them about 3 weeks to allow the vinegar to permeate the eggs.

  9. jenny says:

    thank you for the reply i will put the end date on now and keep hubby away til then

  10. Sue says:

    Can you tell me if you use Malt vinegar, or white distilled
    vinegar please.

  11. Val says:

    You can use either. White distilled tends to “look better” with the eggs in it.

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