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Old 04-27-2017, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by CairoCarol View Post
Can you give us the recipe? I also pickle eggs and would be interested in seeing if our recipes are similar or not. (Mine is basically water, vinegar, sugar, beet juice, and whole cloves - boil together, then pour over peeled eggs and refrigerate. Ready in 3-5 days.)
Sounds like we're on the same page.

I take 2 or 3 medium red beets, simmer until tender, then put a cup of the beet water into a saucepan with a half-cup of cider vinegar, a couple tablespoons of sugar, a tablespoon of kosher salt, and some fresh-ground back pepper. I hate cloves, so I substitute a bay leaf. Simmer for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves, then pour over the peeled sliced beets, a sliced onion, and the eggs. And I give it at least 48 hours in the fridge before tucking in.

You can cheat by buying a quart of Manischevitz Borscht in the kosher section of the supermarket and just dropping your eggs into that. But I like the pickled onions and beets especially as a summer side dish.