How Long Do Pickled Eggs Last? These pickled eggs used my Instant Pot Boiled Eggs and brined in pickling spice. They were stored in the fridge to last longer.
The Ultimate Guide to Pickled Eggs: How Long Do Pickled Eggs Last
Pickled eggs are a popular snack enjoyed by many people. They are easy to make, affordable, and can last longer if stored properly. You may have some questions if you are a fan of pickled eggs or just curious about them. This article will answer some of the most common questions about pickled eggs and provide helpful tips.
What is a Pickled Egg
Pickled eggs are a simple process that results in delicious, shelf-stable eggs. They are famous in Germany, the UK, and the Netherlands but are also gaining popularity in the United States. This process is pervasive in old-world recipes, keeping eggs fresh before refrigeration. The process is still used today because it adds incredible flavor to the eggs. And while you can undoubtedly find pickled eggs at the store, they are easy to make at home!
There are many ways you can pickle eggs. These can be enjoyed as is or used as an ingredient in other dishes. They are often seen in salads or as a component of deviled eggs. But no matter how you serve them, these pickled eggs are a beautiful addition to any appetizer platter or charcuterie board.
Why are pickled eggs a good snack choice?
Pickled eggs are a healthy snack because they are high in protein and antioxidants. Eggs are also a good source of choline, which is essential for cognitive function. Moreover, these are low in calories and carbs, making them the perfect snack for those on a keto diet or trying to lose weight.
Pickled eggs are also shelf-stable, making them good emergency or camping food. And since they do not need to be refrigerated, they are perfect for taking on the go.
Pickled eggs Ingredients
- 12 hard-boiled eggs peeled and cooled
- 2-3 sprigs of fresh dill
- One clove of garlic
- 3 cups white vinegar
- 1 cup of water
- One teaspoon salt
- One large onion thinly sliced
- One bay leaf
- ⅓ cup sugar
- Four teaspoons of pickling spices
- Cook Hard Boil Egg
- Place the salt, water, onion, vinegar, bay leaf, sugar, and pickling spice in a large saucepan. Mix the ingredients together and bring to a boil until the sugar and salt dissolve. Boil in low heat for five minutes. When ready let the mixture cool down for five more minutes and now you can prepare to pickle.
- Wash the container properly and dry using a paper towel.
- Place the garlic and add in three cooked boiled eggs. Top it with the cooked onion and add the fig. Do the same to the rest of the egg. Pour the liquid and seal the jar. Place in the fridge for one week.
How long can you store pickled eggs?
One of the reasons why pickled eggs are so popular is that they can last for a long time. When stored properly in a sealed container, pickled eggs can last up to 3 months in the refrigerator. However, it is essential to note that the quality of the eggs may deteriorate over time.
Do pickled eggs go wrong in the refrigerator?
- Yes, pickled eggs can go bad even when stored in the refrigerator, and they may spoil if the eggs have been stored for too long or have not been adequately sealed. Signs of rotten pickled eggs include an off smell, slimy texture, or a color change.
How do you pickle eggs for long-term storage?
- If you want to pickle eggs for long-term storage, a recipe with vinegar and salt is vital. The vinegar’s acidity helps preserve the eggs and prevent bacterial growth. To pickle eggs:
- Start by boiling them until they are hard-boiled.
- Prepare the pickling solution by combining vinegar, salt, and sugar.
- Pour the solution over the eggs and store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Do pickled eggs in vinegar need to be refrigerated?
Yes, pickled eggs in vinegar need to be refrigerated. The acidity of the vinegar preserves the eggs, but room temperature is not enough to prevent spoilage. Always store pickled eggs in the refrigerator to prevent bacterial growth.
Are pickled eggs good for your health?
Pickled eggs can be a healthy snack as they are high in protein and low in carbohydrates. However, they are also high in sodium, so consuming them in moderate quantities is essential.
Store the Pickled Eggs
- Put the lid on the jar and store the eggs in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before serving.
How do you preserve eggs for a long time?
- Several ways to preserve eggs for a long time include pickling, canning, and freezing. Pickling is one of the most popular methods as it is easy to do and can preserve eggs for up to 3 months. Canning and freezing are also effective methods but require more equipment and preparation.
Different Ways to Serve Pickled Eggs
What is your favorite way to enjoy pickled eggs? Here are some ideas:
- Serve them as is with a sprinkle of fresh dill and a side of crackers
- Chop them up and add them to your favorite egg salad recipe
- Slice them in half lengthwise and use them as a garnish on deviled eggs
- Add them to a charcuterie board or appetizer platter
- Use them as a protein-packed snack on the go
You can enjoy your hard-boiled eggs in many ways, but have you ever tried eating them pickled? If not, you miss out on a lot of fun and flavor. Beet pickled eggs are tasty and healthy since they are low-fat and probiotic food that can help digestion. They are easy to make and could last longer if stored properly.
This article provides instructions for making beet pickled eggs and the traditional recipe. If you are running out of ideas for your next appetizer, snack, or beer partner, take these eggs from the refrigerator and save the day. Serve a bowl of beet-pickled eggs and see your friends bowl over it. What are you waiting for? Try out this recipe today and enjoy!
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- large sealable container
- 1 dozen hard-boiled egg
- 1 clove Largrle garlic
- 3 stems fresh dills
- 3 cups white vinegar
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 large onion thinly sliced
- 1 piece dry bay leaves
- 4 tsp pickling spice
- Cook Hard Boil Egg. Place the salt, water, onion, vinegar, bay leaf, sugar, and pickling spice in a large saucepan.Mix them together and bring to a boil until the sugar and salt dissolve. Boil in low heat for five minutes. When ready let the mixture cool down for five more minutes and now you can prepare to pickle. Wash the container properly and dry using a paper towel. Place the garlic in the containe and add in three cooked boiled eggs. Top the eggs with the cooked onion and add the dills. Add three eggs and top with the onion and fresh dills.Do the same to the rest of the egg. Pour the liquid and seal the jar. Place in the fridge for one week.
Great recipe except for the shelf stable part !
Shobelyn Dayrit says
No. I don’t want to put my pickled egg in the pantry at room temperature just to be safe. You are not missing anything. I even put my fermented fish in the fridge after two weeks of fermentation. It is just me, but I still recommend to anybody to store in the fridge no matter how pickled food are.
I’m confused. At first the article says pickled eggs are shelf stable. Then it says to fridge them to protect from bacteria. These two statements seem to conflict. Am I missing something?
Shobelyn Dayrit says
Good job spreading the love guys
Your passion for food is infectious