Don't ever think of neglecting this Jalapeno pickled eggs recipe. it's hot, sweet and sour, and bursts with awesome chili pepper flavor.
An easy, no canning variation for the classic pickled eggs. 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 eggs recipe with simple steps and procedures.
What is jalapeno pickled eggs?
Pickled eggs are preserved hard boil eggs in vinegar brine for culinary purposes. Eggs are pickled when available in plenty to use them later for months. Originally pickled eggs were canned and stored for several months.
It was a very popular snack in the pubs and taverns in yesteryears. Now, it transformed into many aspects and still does not lose its glory.
About this Jalapeno pickled eggs recipe
- No canning is involved, 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 meal.
- Easy, make-ahead jalapeno pickled eggs can be part of your party's condiment tray.
- An interesting addition to toast or salads.
Eggs. Theoretically, you may use any type of eggs whether it’s organic, free-range, cage-free, or even processed. But my personal 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 in this recipe to bring out the beautiful flavors and to add heat. Fresh jalapenos, roasted jalapenos are equally good to use.
Coriander seeds. Few tablespoons of coriander powder give pleasant flavor and pop up the tangy sweetness of the jalapeno pickled eggs.
Bay leaves. These neutralize all the sharp flavors and makes all the difference. It's warm, cozy, and makes every bite pleasant.
Vinegar. The preserving ingredient, also adds a wonderful tanginess to the pickled jalapeno eggs. The flavor of vinegar will not be overpowering as we are going to tame down with an equal amount of water.
How to make Pickled jalapeno eggs?
Hard 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 shell and keep them ready.
The brine. In a saucepan, add water, vinegar, salt, and sugar. Bring it to boil and cook until 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.
And now add remaining jalapeno slices, coriander seeds, bay leaves. Now 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 good to store 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 turned as hard rubbery, it shows it lost its freshness and may not be good 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.
As a side note, always wear gloves while slicing hot peppers, to avoid skin irritation.
- 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 eggs recipe as well.
Measuring tools. A quality product with a good grip is the basic requirement for any kitchen tool.