We have our own chickens and enjoy pickled eggs, so this recipe is a no-brainer for us.

The beauty of making these yourself is that you can spice them up with your favourite ingredients. Your imagination is the only limit.

Try making up your own blend of vinegar using various vinegar types, make the tester up in very small amounts, tasting as you go, so when you have a good blend you will have the ratios to get the final amount the same as your tester.

Just ensure the eggs you are using are at least 3 days old or you will not be able to peel them easily

This recipe needs advance preparation!

Pickled eggs
Various flavoured pickled eggs
Servings:Serves 24. Enough to fill a 2 litre preserving jar
Calories per serving:117
Ready in:45 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:30 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:24th December 2012

Best recipe review

Great if you have your own hens


This is a no-brainer if you keep your own birds. Yummy eggs, just don't eat too many at once!

Paul R Smith


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  1. Boil all of the ingredients except the eggs, for 10 minutes
  2. Allow to cool completely
  3. Drop the eggs into a 2.5 kg (5 lb) sterilised jar and pour in the vinegar mixture
  4. If you don't have enough vinegar (unlikely) then make up the difference with cold water
  5. Close and shake well
  6. Leave for a month to mature, turning often to mix

Chef's note

Turmeric powder is fine but it does make the vinegar cloud badly every time you move the jar and also leaves a sludge in the bottom. The same amount of turmeric root would be better if you can get hold of it.

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