Don't ever think of neglecting this Jalapeno pickled egg recipe. it's hot, sweet, and sour, and has excellent chili pepper flavor.
An easy, no-canning variation for the classic recipe. This pickled egg with jalapeno is excellent to enjoy as a snack, or make up a great dish on Easter day, or serve as a pleasing party platter.
This single ingredient has the ability to transform simple everyday comfort food into a delicious meal.
If you love the flavors of jalapeno and the pickles you will adore this spicy jalapeno pickled eggs for sure. Learn how to make this best jalapeno pickled egg recipe with simple steps and procedures.
What are jalapeno pickled eggs?
Pickled eggs are preserved hard boiled eggs in vinegar brine for culinary purposes. Eggs are pickled when available in plenty to use later for months. Originally, pickled eggs were canned and stored for several months.
It was a trendy snack in the pubs and taverns in yesteryears. Now, this pickled egg with jalapeno transformed into many aspects and still does not lose its glory.
About this Jalapeno pickled eggs recipe
- No canning is involved; it is made with simple, basic steps that anyone can do.
- Excellent for the beginners who explore that kitchen but still want to make the cumbersome classic recipes.
- Very versatile. Swap the seasoning ingredients to relish your favorite flavors.
- A mildly spicy dish that incredibly compliments any of your main meals.
- Easy, make-ahead jalapeno pickled eggs can be part of your party's condiment tray.
- It's an exciting addition to toast or salads.
Eggs. Theoretically, you may use any type of eggs,, whether organic, free-range, cage-free, or even processed(like this, Cajun deviled eggs recipe). But my recommendation would be organic eggs.
Since we are preserving, and planning for storing for a longer time, it is always better to use homecooked hard-boiled eggs to avoid any contaminations.
Jalapeno. The purpose of adding Jalapeno to this recipe is to bring out the beautiful flavors and to add heat. Fresh jalapenos and roasted jalapenos are equally good to use.
Coriander seeds. A few tablespoons of coriander powder gives pleasant flavor and pops up the tangy sweetness of the jalapeno pickled eggs.
Bay leaves. These neutralize all the sharp flavors and make all the difference. It's warm, and cozy, and makes every bite pleasant.
Vinegar. The preserving ingredient, also adds a beautiful tanginess to the pickled jalapeno eggs. The flavor of vinegar will not be overpowering as we are going to tame it down with an equal amount of water.
How to make Pickled jalapeno eggs?
Boil eggs. Cook the eggs in medium to high heat for 12 minutes, for perfectly done eggs, even in the center. Or make the hard-boiled eggs as usual in your kitchen.
You may follow any method that is easy and comfortable, the stovetop cooking or the egg cookers are some of my top mentions.
You may add half a teaspoon of baking soda while boiling the eggs for easy peeling. Remove the shells and keep them ready.
The brine. In a saucepan, add water, vinegar, salt, and sugar. Bring it to a boil and cook until the sugar dissolves. Set them aside and allow them to reach room temperature.
Arrange. In a mason jar, place half the quantity of jalapeno slices on the bottom. And stalking the eggs, one about the other, until it reaches 80% of the jar's capacity.
Now add the remaining jalapeno slices, coriander seeds, and bay leaves. Directly pour in the brine to 95% of the jar’s capacity. And seal it with a lid.
Store. Store in the refrigerator and use within 3 weeks.
Enjoy. It tastes excellent after 3 days when the eggs start infusing with the flavors.
How long do pickled eggs last?
With this simplified jalapeno pickled egg recipe, eggs are suitable to store for up to three weeks in the refrigerator. The flavors infused eggs taste great from 3 days to 3 weeks.
Do pickled eggs need to be refrigerated?
This is a beginner’s recipe without the canning procedure. Hence, this has to be refrigerated for better quality.
Why are my pickled eggs rubbery?
The perfectly pickled eggs should be soft and tender. If these turn as hard rubbery, it shows they lost their freshness and may not be suitable for eating.
What kind of vinegar is best for pickling?
Distilled white vinegar is excellent for pickling and most of the recipes call it for the same.
How do I slice jalapeno peppers to make pickled eggs?
The purpose of adding jalapeno peppers is to heat up the pickled eggs. Slicing them into rings can hold seats most of the seeds. Furthermore, these hot slices are easy in topping the pizza or the sandwiches.
Beginners and people with sensitive skin, always wear gloves when handling the jalapeno, or any other hot peppers.
As a side note, always wear gloves while slicing hot peppers, to avoid skin irritation.
- Please do not poke the eggs while pickling, as it may release toxins.
- Add the brine to the eggs once the vinegar mixture and the eggs are completely cooled and at room temperature.
- Use a mason jar or air-sealed containers.
Suggestions for tools to make this recipe
Mason jar. A reliable product for years, and this worked in this jalapeno pickled egg recipe as well.
Measuring tools. A quality product with a good grip is the essential requirement for any kitchen tool.
Printable recipe card
Jalapeno Pickled Eggs Recipe
- 12 Eggs
- 2 Jalapenos sliced
- 2 tablespoon Coriander seeds
- 2 Bay leaves
- 2 cups Vinegar
- 2 cups Water
- 1 tablespoon Salt
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
Hard boil the eggs
- Cook the eggs on medium to high heat for about 12 minutes for well-cooked eggs. Adding half a teaspoon of baking soda while boiling can aid in easy peeling.
- Once done, peel and set the eggs aside.
Prepare the brine
- In a saucepan, combine water, vinegar, salt, and sugar.
- Bring this mixture to a boil and cook until the sugar completely dissolves.
- Set it aside to cool down to room temperature.
Arrange the eggs and jalapenos
- In a mason jar, place half of the jalapeno slices at the bottom.
- Stack the hard-boiled eggs on top until they fill about 80% of the jar's capacity.
- Add the remaining jalapeno slices, coriander seeds, and bay leaves.
- Pour in the cooled brine until the jar is about 95% full.
- Close the lid, and place it in the refrigerator for at least 3 days to let the flavors infuse.
- Enjoy as a delightful snack or toss it to your salad.
- Use gloves when handling jalapenos to avoid skin irritation.
- Use a mason jar or any other airtight container to store the pickled eggs.
- With this simplified jalapeno pickled egg recipe, eggs are suitable to store for up to three weeks in the refrigerator.