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Recipe Discussions => Vegetables, Cheese, Nuts => Topic started by: WoodlawnSmoker on October 18, 2014, 01:25:00 pm

Title: Smoked Pickled Eggs - Hab's recipe based
Post by: WoodlawnSmoker on October 18, 2014, 01:25:00 pm
I'll be going to the camp next month so I'm starting to prepare some goodies.  Not so sure giving a bunch of guys pickled eggs in a small cottage is a good idea but what the heck.  I used Habs' recipe as a base and just tweaked it a bit.  The brine smelled wonderful, filled the house with the scent of autumn.  Here's what I did, can't wait to try them, kept a couple back for some smoked egg salad sandwiches.

18 extra large smoked eggs
4 C. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 C. water
½ C. white sugar
3 fresh, smoked jalapeno peppers
1 smoked large red onion
3 cloves smoked garlic, coarsely chopped
2 bay leaves
4 small red hot peppers from our garden
2 Tbs. Franks Red Hot sauce
1 1/2 Tbs. Kosher Salt
1 tsp. Pickling Spice

I brought everything to a low boil, covered and let simmer for 10 minutes.  I cold-smoked the hard boiled eggs for 1 hour and 20 minutes, I used hickory.  I covered the eggs with the brine and into the fridge to get extra ripe for the boys, can't wait to try them.

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Ready for the smoke

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Smells Fabulous

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Now the wait

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May as well serve with some smoked Balderston Cheddar
Title: Re: Smoked Pickled Eggs - Hab's recipe based
Post by: Habanero Smoker on October 19, 2014, 01:56:50 am
I haven't made these in a while. I may make a dozen or two this week. If the recipe is too tangy, you can add more sweetener to your eggs by making a simple syrup 1:1 ratio and add it to the pickling solution until you get the desired sweetness. I noticed you used red onions. They may along with the jalapenos give a tint to your egg.

Side Note: Since it is close to Halloween, you can add any food coloring you like to the pickling solution to make some colorful and often weird looking pickled eggs. :) I have a niece that does this around Easter time. She often makes deviled eggs out of them, but calls them Angel Eggs.
Title: Re: Smoked Pickled Eggs - Hab's recipe based
Post by: dave01 on November 13, 2014, 12:35:39 pm
This looks like something I need to try but first I need to find out what pickling spice is, I'll google it
Title: Re: Smoked Pickled Eggs - Hab's recipe based
Post by: Habanero Smoker on November 13, 2014, 01:02:43 pm
There are numerous blends out there. Most serve their purpose, but the best blend I've ever used is the blend that Penzy Spice makes. A lot of the other brands use mostly mustard seed.

You can also make your own. The link below has a good pickling spice recipe:

Homemade Pickling Spice (http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/homemade-pickling-spice.html)

Edited; posted the wrong link
Title: Re: Smoked Pickled Eggs - Hab's recipe based
Post by: WoodlawnSmoker on November 13, 2014, 02:32:53 pm
This was a pretty good recipe, nice taste.  The whites were just a tad rubbery but not bad.  I read somewhere that using closer to a 50/50 vinegar to water ratio can help.  Not sure about that, I may try it next time.  I'll do these again.
Title: Re: Smoked Pickled Eggs - Hab's recipe based
Post by: Habanero Smoker on November 14, 2014, 01:57:01 am
The 50/50 mixture will definitely help on the texture, there will just be less of a tang.
Title: Re: Smoked Pickled Eggs - Hab's recipe based
Post by: dave01 on November 14, 2014, 02:30:28 am
Thanks for the link