Last Summer our chickens were busy laying so many eggs I wondered what to do with all of them. I gave some away, make tons of hard-boiled eggs and egg salad sandwiches but we still had too many. I had to find something to do with them.
I enjoy preserving food. It feels so old-fashioned, something “old people” did when I was a child. I remember helping my mom and a neighbor harvest plums to make preserves. The smell of those plums cooking is still stuck in my mind. The whole process was fascinating to me. I wish I had plum trees but instead I had too many fresh eggs.
Then it hit me. I could make pickled eggs. I love pickles and I love hard-boiled eggs. I searched many recipes and landed one from AllRecipes.com. I’m not fond of canned beets, but I wanted the eggs to have that beautiful purple color.
I pickled 3 dozen eggs. When my oldest daughter saw them in my refrigerator she said that was such an “old person” thing to do. I reminded her that I am technically an older person, compared to her! She and her husband both loved them. I think they taste like a cross between a pickle and deviled egg. Such a treat.
I don’t as many eggs this Summer but I may still make a small batch.