In this instructable I will show you how to make the best pickled eggs you've ever tasted (at least, they are the best I've ever tasted). It's a very simple recipe. Although some vinegar is used in this recipe, these are not vinegar eggs.
What you will need:
2 - Dozen (24) medium or large eggs
2 - Cups of white granulated sugar
2 - Cups of white distilled vinegar
2 - 15oz. (or close to it) cans of whole red beets
1 - 4-Quart container with lid. Glass is preferable but plastic may be used
Step 1: Boil the Eggs
You must hard *boil your eggs. My method (you may have your own method) is to put the eggs into a pan and fill with water to about 2 inches above the **eggs. Wait for the water to come to a complete rolling boil and start timing from THAT point on (start timing after they are boiling). I usually time mine 10 minutes for medium eggs, 11 minutes for large eggs.
After 10 or 11 minutes, remove the eggs from the stove using oven mitts or a pot holder and run cold water into them until they are cool. Let them sit in the cold water for about 15 more minutes and then peel them and set in the refrigerator for now.
OR you can usually buy eggs already boiled, peeled, and bagged at most grocery stores. I have never used these so I can't say what the consistency or flavor of them will be.
*Boiling water can cause severe burns. Please use caution and NEVER walk away from a pot that is on the stove! (You'll see why later) Keep all handles turned in so you don't accidentally knock it off of the stove.
**If any of your eggs float to the top in cold water (before boiling) , they are most likely rotten. Do NOT use them!
Step 2: Mix and Cook
Put the Sugar, Vinegar, and ONLY the beet juice from the can (not the beets) into a pan and bring JUST to a boil, stirring to mix and dissolve the sugar.
Step 3: Add the Beets
Once the mixture comes to a boil immediately turn down the heat to medium and add the beets from the cans. Allow this to simmer for 2 minutes.
After 2 minutes remove the pan from the stove and let cool for about 15 minutes.
Step 4: Add the Eggs and Refrigerate
After the mixture has cooled for about 15 minutes, pour it into your container and add the eggs. Place the lid on the container and put into the refrigerator.
After about 24 hours your eggs should be a dark pink to red color.
*I will have another picture of the egg color 24 hours after posting this instructable.