Homemade Pickled Egg Recipe

Homemade Pickled Egg Recipe

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This pickled egg recipe has roots as a popular vintage bar food, these little nutrient dense finger foods were often found in jars on the bar counter top ready to be served out as a healthy, natural snack.

Pickling an egg may sound a little strange, but they are totally worth the experiment. It was a neat activity to share with our daughter as it opened up a discussion about food preservation and seasonal availability. I’m a fan of old-fashioned living, food preservation is a big part of that!

The oh so easy pickled egg

Generally speaking there is not much need for snacking on a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet. When we work with clients, we support their nutrient needs with solid meals based on 100% whole foods ingredients and formulate specific macros to reach that perfect point of satiety. We often recommend packing a few hard boiled eggs into a homemade lunch or bringing them on a long hike. These pickled eggs take the a normal hard (or soft) boiled egg to the next level! The flavor is sharp and the texture of the yolk is uniquely gummy and creamy.

If you do not have pickling spices, use cloves of garlic, dried herbs and seeds instead. I use 1 tsp dried herb per liter of water/vinegar brine, which covers 8-10 hard boiled eggs.

Read this special tip on how to make perfect boiled eggs every time! Ever since I read this article I have had perfectly boiled, easy to peel eggs. I struggled before with tiny egg shell pieces that were sticky, now there is no problem!

Around our house these eggs are very popular, they are eaten faster than I can make them! The are a super handy to have in the fridge and offer out to children and hungry passersby.

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Homemade Pickled Egg Recipe

Homemade Pickled Egg

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 81kcal



  • Put salt and spices in the bottom of a 1 liter glass jar.
  • Pour in water and vinegar.
  • Place peeled hard boiled eggs into the jar.
  • Apply lid.
  • Leave to rest in the fridge for two days before they are ready to eat.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 74mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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