Who Knew Eating Out of a Jar Could be so Fun?

So we finally tried the pickled eggs. What a pleasant surprise! I had always thought they looked gross when I was a kid, but now I can see their value.

Slightly sweet, tangy and tender the very chilled eggs straight out of the jar were a perfect light lunch with bread and cheese and some of the really delicious pickled onions from the jar as well. Hubby and I were both coming up with all kinds of ideas for future pickled eggs. He, of course, wants a “Diablo” style, super hot egg. My mind went in the direction of improving the quality of the eggs by using organic, and then I realized just how awesome it would be to have my own flock of chickens for the eggs! very cool.

I was thinking that Porchtime Organic Pickled Eggs are a great thing to have on hand in your fridge: unexpected company, really hot outside, camping, picnics, use them for deviled eggs, smash on bread, chop on salad etc.

Isn’t it great when one of your goofy ideas comes out good? I think so.


Porchtime Pickle Preview

Finally. My first pickling attempt has taken place and….it was fun!

I kind of knew that I would enjoy the process because I generally love to make dishes that require some assemblage such as enchiladas, lasagna, spring rolls etc. and the pickling process was right up my alley.

I pickled eggs for a couple of reasons. For starters, my cucumbers are not ready yet and also Henry’s had eggs on sale for 88 cents. At that price, it was buy them and throw them at the cars driving by on Washington or pickle those bad boys!

I found a recipe online for “Sweet Pickled Eggs” which I of course altered except for the brine. I added garlic, dill, a radish and a carrot to each jar. The brine was simply water, vinegar, sugar and pickling spice. I didn’t have pickling spice, so I used Zataran’s crab boil as it was practically the same thing. I’ll have to update y’all when we taste them in about a week, but they sure look yummy!