Recipes and Cooking

Pickled Eggs

Horizontal12 Preparation time 15 mins Serves 6 people


  •            12 eggs
  •            1 ½ cups vinegar
  •            1 ½ cups water
  •            1 tbsp mixed pickle spices (mustard seeds, pink peppercorn, allspice, cloves)
  •            1 clove garlic
  •            1 bay leaf


Place eggs into a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to the boil and simmer for 4 minutes.

Drain off the hot water and refresh the eggs under running cold water. Peel eggs and place into a sterilised pickle jar.

In a small saucepan, heat the water, vinegar, spices, bay leaf and garlic and bring to a boil.

Remove from heat, cool slightly before pouring over the eggs, seal the jar and refrigerate for 2-3 days before serving as a snack, part of a meal or barbecue.


For a balanced meal, serve with a wholegrain bread roll and a side salad.


For extra spice, add one red chilli.