Recently, Jaz over at OctoberFarm posted about making Amish Mustard Eggs. We've never heard of them but they looked wonderful. So I did some Googling and found lnfo about them. Pickled eggs! Who knew?
It couldn't be easier!
|Ingredients for Amish Pickled Mustard Eggs|
Boil eggs. We boiled a dozen but ate a few so there were 9 left (and conveniently, our jar held all 9). The rest of ingredients are spices and seasonings, yellow mustard, vinegar and sugar, and a sliced onion (optional).
Turmeric, salt, mustard seed, celery seed, and cloves.
Put into a saucepan with 2 cups of vinegar, 1/2 cup water, yellow mustard and sugar. Heat to a boil and let simmer until sugar is dissolved, set aside to cool.
Put your eggs in a container that has a lid. You aren't canning these, they just stay in your fridge while you eat them. Here is when you can add the onions, sliced up or you can add sliced carrots, whatever veggie you think you'd like pickled along with the eggs.
Pour the liquid over the eggs in the jar and put in the fridge.
Let it sit for at least 24 hours.
We left ours for about 4 days. Every day or so, I would gently turn the jar upside down a couple of times to allow all the ingredients to mix well.
Then we opened the jar...
|Amish Mustard Eggs|
...and sliced them up! They are a beautiful color. Bright yellow. We spooned some of the pickling liquid over them to add flavor. We loved them! 2nd Man said they tasted like eating a deviled egg, a little sweet, a little mustardy...only it's all in a hard boiled egg.
These would definitely be stunning on a platter at a dinner party and a conversation starter for sure. Try them, we hope you'll like them!
2 cups white vinegar
3 Tbsp yellow mustard
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp mustard seed
6 whole cloves (not ground)
1 Tbsp celery seed
1/4 tsp turmeric (adds a unique flavor and lots of color)
Hard boiled eggs, peeled (this makes enough pickling liquid for a dozen)
Thanks OctoberFarm for introducing us to them! They will be on regular rotation at the old homestead here!