Ive always wondered what pickled eggs taste like. They are very nice.
- A number of eggs, hard-boiled and shelled
- Your favourite vinegar diluted about 50% with water or beetroot juice
- Beetroot juice or food colouring
- Star anise
- Mustard seeds
- Optional garlic (it’s all optional really. Lots of room for experiment).
It is really simple. Put the eggs in a jar or coverable container. Boil the vinegar water and spices, and pour the hot liquid over the eggs. Cover, cool and refrigerate for a few days or so.
The result is a pleasantly tangy and spicy hard boiled egg with a firm bite. I did a batch using a bit of balsamic vinegar. Just as good, but the balsamic dyed the eggs brown. They looked as if they still had their shells.
Here are some handy hints for cooking hard-boiled eggs.