Just Beet It!

23 Nov


“You’re pickling what with what now?”

This was my roommates reaction when I started making pickled eggs and beets. I didn’t realize that you wouldn’t know about this dish if you didn’t grow up near amish country. I guess you could pickle eggs without adding beets, but why miss an opportunity to eat something fluorescent pink?


I started with this recipe but I didn’t have any cinnamon stick. Instead of using ground cinnamon I decided to omit it entirely and added a bit of pepper. I found I had way more beet juice than the recipe predicted so I added a bit more sugar and vinegar and tossed in a few more eggs. In total I pickled eight eggs, but I probably could have fit more in the batch. In the future I’ll probably add a clove or two of garlic.


Mostly I just eat them straight from the jar, but I did manage to act like an adult one night this week and put them on a salad. I don’t know if they’ll last long enough for me to try them with any other dish.



2 Responses to “Just Beet It!”

  1. Mara November 23, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    I have cinnamon sticks-I don’t use them much. Can I give them to you? Although I might prefer my pickled eggs without cinnamon. Perhaps you can use it for something else?

    • wanderdrossel November 23, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

      Give them to Amber, I hear she needs some!

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