Antonis Achilleos
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 50 Mins
Yield
Makes 6 eggs

Pickling eggs using a beet mixture allows you to create a fun presentation using all-natural ingredients. Beet Pickled Eggs can instantly add a pop of color to a salad or elevate your deviled eggs for any occasion. Lightly cracking the shells of the egg before soaking them in the beet mixture will allow you to create a marbled appearance. If you want to achieve a light marbled look, you’ll want to remove the eggs from the beet mixture after 2 hours, but if you want the eggs to have a deeper beet flavor and color, allow them to soak in the mixture for the full 24 hours. Pickling eggs in a beet mixture not only adds a fun element for presentation but creates a different flavor from traditional pickled eggs.

Before you begin the beet picking process, you’ll want to make sure you have the perfect hard-cooked eggs. We recommend simmering for 10 minutes so the yolk is cooked all the way through, but not over done.

How to Make It

Bring beets, water, vinegar, sugar, salt, onion, and dried crushed red pepper to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until onion is tender. Remove from heat. Crack eggs all over using back of a wooden spoon. Submerge eggs in beet mixture, and let stand 15 minutes. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours.

Chef's Notes

How to use them: Take your favorite deviled egg recipe up a notch. Add a festive note to salad niçoise. Halve and top with sour cream and caviar or smoked trout roe. Or, serve picnic-style with sea salt, pepper, and a six pack of cold beer.