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I made some pickled eggs yesterday. Woot. Oh now I can’t touch them until next Monday…added a few more hard boiled eggs to the batch that you see here and put them in the refrigerator.

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That little job wore my noggin out but I got ‘er done. Now comes the fun part next week.
 
White Vinegar, Water, Pickling Spice (cloves removed), Kosher salt, a few pickled jalapeño slices, added pickling juice from the peppers, crushed red pepper, a few chunks of white onion, and garlic cloves. Next batch I'll use my own pickling concoction....unless this one is a win.
 
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First batch, though a success, wasn't the flavor I was wanting...the pickling spice blend had allspice and cinnamon in it, and would likely be better for sweet pickles or something. Glad I didn't make a mega-batch. Next batch will try with Peppercorns, Mustard seeds, crushed red peppers, garlic cloves and a bay leaf as well as the vinegar, a bit of sugar, and kosher salt. Might do some this week.
 
Scotch egg = Wrapped in sausage and deep fried. The English love them.
Italian egg = Baked with tomato and spinach
German egg = Served in mustard sauce with potatoes. Weird but good.
Greek egg = I don't know what that is but don't let it sneak up behind you! :)
 
Next batch will try with Peppercorns, Mustard seeds, crushed red peppers, garlic cloves and a bay leaf as well as the vinegar, a bit of sugar, and kosher salt.
Yeah, pickled eggs need a little heat for the beer to taste really good.
 
I thought about it and now I'm certain that I have never eaten a pickled egg.
 
I thought about it and now I'm certain that I have never eaten a pickled egg.
I don't think I have either. However, there were a few squadron parties while on active duty in the early '80s where I was too inebriated to remember. :unsure:
 
I'm sitting at a local bar a few seats down from the village drunk/idiot. Far enough away that he won't initiate conversation. It's about 8pm. I'm having a beer or two, waiting for my buddy to arrive, then we are going to the clubs. The VI has been there since 5 or earlier. :rolleyes: He orders a purple pickled egg from the jar on the bar and eats it. Then another. Then another! :eek: I get up and move another 3 seats down. The VI's eyes roll back in his head and he proceeds to vomit 3 pickled eggs and 3 beers onto the bar! :D I always think of this story when I see a jar of pickled eggs... ;)
 
Could have been a burger too..
 
I'm sitting at a local bar a few seats down from the village drunk/idiot. Far enough away that he won't initiate conversation. It's about 8pm. I'm having a beer or two, waiting for my buddy to arrive, then we are going to the clubs. The VI has been there since 5 or earlier. :rolleyes: He orders a purple pickled egg from the jar on the bar and eats it. Then another. Then another! :eek: I get up and move another 3 seats down. The VI's eyes roll back in his head and he proceeds to vomit 3 pickled eggs and 3 beers onto the bar! :D I always think of this story when I see a jar of pickled eggs... ;)
Damn dude you need a better bar to hang out in.
Pickled pig feet are good too.
 
My grandmother loved pickled pigs ears
Yum yum. Eat 'em up.

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My grandma was a wonderful cook but this is something she liked that I could not embrace. She was from a generation that wasted nothing.
 
I was invited to a friends home for Thanksgiving. Mid 90's. I asked if I could bring anything and he told me to choose whatever I liked.
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It was a joke of course. His wife nearly fainted upon the reveal. This is not the actual pic but it represents.
She called me names. You can get these at a good Chinese butcher. Pick up some chicken feet while there.
 
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There are a lot of Puerto Ricans around here from the "old country". They eat EVERYTHING from the pig. While the food always smells good, I am careful only to eat meat still on a bone that I can recognize... ;)
 
There are a lot of Puerto Ricans around here from the "old country". They eat EVERYTHING from the pig. While the food always smells good, I am careful only to eat meat still on a bone that I can recognize... ;)
Pork is not my favorite. I may have been a muslim or jew in a previous life. Now and then I will smoke a pork tenderloin or ribs. Or an occasional chop on the grill. My ex used to say I was about as funny as Hassidic diamond broker. Humorless girl. But maybe she was on to something.

When I go hog hunting it is customary to eat pork. After 3 days I am genuinely tired of it. Even though the meals are pretty awesome. The guy who does the cooking is a master at preparing wild game. You bring him the carcass, he makes a meal fit for king.

I love a good steak. A well aged tomahawk or tenderloin filet cooked right (rare) is like going to Heaven. Along with an embarrassingly expensive cabernet. That's my last day on death row meal - if I ever end up there. So far I'm managed to avoid that.
 
BTW, you'all DO know where pig's feet spend most of their lives, don't you? :unsure: Have you ever smelled a pig farm? That is what pigs are walking in, day in-day out. :eek:
 
Indeed. Pigs were made worse in domestication. Pig farms are toxic waste sites. Environmental nightmare. Eastern NC and Virginia have a major problem on their hands due to the number of pig farms.

You turn 'em loose and let them roam, they become dangerous invasive species. Control them on a farm, they produce the foulest toxic waste imaginable. When the shit, piss and blood ponds fill up, they pump it out and spray it on fields. Nasty. It's been established the the toxins get in the groundwater. Basically, it's poison.

This is why I don't mind shooting them. My life would not be worse if there were no pork. Some of the things radical environmentalists say are not 100% wrong.

20+ years ago I was sent to a Purdue chicken factory. My employer had sold them a control system for their steam plant boilers. All the water fountains and sinks in the plant and office building had yellow tape on them and a warning not to drink the water. I was told that many years of dumping tons of chicken shit on the ground, it rendered all the groundwater unsafe. Cancer causing. WTF!

I get that we all gotta eat, but factory farming of meat has a lot of downside. Now, I buy my beef and chicken from a local butcher who sources cattle from the area. Small farms that raise a few cattle and chickens that roam around and aren't pumped full of chemicals. No factory meat for me. I ate grocery store meat for most of my life and I'm not dead. I just don't want to be part of the problem and the money spent stays within the community.
 
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Small farms that raise a few cattle and chickens that roam around and aren't pumped full of chemicals.
The 4H my kids were in had "free-range" chickens. Occasionally it would be our turn to gather the eggs and put them in the honor fridge to be bought by locals and sometimes us. While the chickens DID get feed, they also grazed on the local fauna and bugs and you can taste the difference in the eggs. Same goes for cow's and goat's milk--free range vs factory farm milk tastes different.

PS: while the eggs we gathered would be refrigerated, they would not be washed. Apparently, in UK they don't wash OR refrigerate their eggs. In the FL heat, I think it is wise to keep the eggs from getting too hot...
 
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