Having some left over eggs in the fridge, but off for the weekend not hungry and no clue how to preserve your eggs?
It would be a shame to throw them out!
A yummy way to preserve them is to brine them!
Here is a step-by-step how to :O)
Step 1: What You Need
This is what you need:
*a pot and a glass jar or any other container as well as a stove
*herbs => garlic, pepper, rosemary, bay leaf, dried chilli peppers, ground chilli peppers (all can be dried OR fresh!)
About 10-15mins time!
Step 2: Step 1: Boiling Eggs
First you need to boil your eggs hard. To prevent them from cracking make a small hole in the round end of the egg, then put them into boiling water. (the air in the egg will escape through the hole)
Boil for about 10 minutes!
Prepare the brine while eggs are cooking... step 2...
Step 3: Step 2: the Brine
Brine is basically VERY salty water!
For about 1 liter you take at least about 100g of salt.
I have been using sea salt, but any will do. Put the water to boil and throw in all your ingredients. It does not matter who goes in first ;)
Boil until the salt is dissolved!
You can also add beet-root or onion peel as well as parsley juice e.g. for extreme coloring (the eggs will later take on the color of the brine!) This is a more varied option, I opted for the basic, since that was all I had in the kitchen right now.
Once cooked set aside and let cool a little.
Step 4: Step 4: Prepare Eggs for Brine
Now after your eggs are hard, run them under cold water, let them sit and cool a couple of minutes.
Then roll them under your palm gently, but with enough force to make the peel crack, but still stay on the egg.
Do this with all the eggs you have and put them in your glass jar (or any other container that will hold the eggs and brine!)
Step 5: Step 5: Summ It Up
Now, pour your still warm brine over the eggs.
Make sure they are completely covered!!!
Seal jar, let sit and cool once cold, put it in the fridge.
NOTES HOW TO EAT:
Now you should wait at least 1 day before eating your eggs. They taste the best after about 2-3- days, 7 days are fine too - the longer they go the more intense the taste obviously. You can keep them in there up to 4 weeks, then the egg yolk will be quite greenish and they may start smelling a bit sulfuric, but some people like this and they are still edible.
To eat you just take them out of the brine, peel them (you will see a darker color where the egg peel was cracked, the look quite funky the eggs! As said in the beginning you can add beetroot juice, e.g. the eggs will have a violet coloring and can be used for Halloween nicely....
Anyhow, peel them and eat them with salt, pepper, some oil or mustard - they are a great cold snack! Especially on new years day or a day after a long night...
Hope you enjoy them! In the second pic you can see how they look like after 27hrs ;O)