Rural Life on a Farm #simple living #preserving #pickledeggs


Hi everyone: I hope this finds you healthy, looking to the future and all it has to offer as a rebirth: spring has sprung. Growing up on a farm in rural Pennsylvania, we always had lots of milk, meat and eggs. If we didn’t grow it, harvest it, or make it we didn’t have any. Such as lettuce; we grew leaf lettuce and ate salads throughout the summer, but I don’t remember a salad in the fall or winter. We had a fruit cellar with a wire bin in the center that contained potatoes, onions, squash, and tomatoes. Everything else was either frozen or canned and the warped wooden shelves that lined the room were burdened with jars of jams, jellies, peaches, tomatoes, various pickles, and so many more.

            In March, daffodils, tulips, and lilies popped up with fragrant blooms, always in a surprising place. (We didn’t remember where we planted them.) We had a “rock garden” on a rocky mound. Mom always planted the hyacinths we gave her Easter or Mother’s Day on this bank. Every year, no matter what color she planted, every single one of them bloomed purple. LOL

This spring will be different than any other, but we are not alone, we have each other, our families and friends.

Here is a recipe from the eggs we preserved by Pickling.

Pickled Deviled Eggs

This is a family recipe handed down for generations in my family. There are no exact measurement so you may need to test a couple as you go through the process.

Hard boil as many eggs as you’d like. (Don’t forget to save some for coloring with your family)

Make the pickled eggs:

Peel the shells off the eggs and place in a large container with a tight -itting lid.

In a saucepan, heat equal parts vinegar and red beet juice. Add sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. (Sugar is something my family has never measured. It depends on how many eggs you make.)

Pour vinegar mixture over peeled eggs, then add red beets on top. Refrigerate a couple days until or until colored to your liking.

Deviled Pickled Eggs:

Cut the pickled eggs in half lengthwise.

Scoop out the yokes and place in a bowl. Smash them with a fork or run through a ricer (for less lumps)

Add mayonnaise, mustard and olive juice to taste; mix until smooth. With a tablespoon or cookie scoop, fill the whites of the eggs. Stick a small pimento on top and dust lightly with paprika. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

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5 responses to “Rural Life on a Farm #simple living #preserving #pickledeggs”

  1. I’ve never had pickled eggs, which is surprising since my ex-husband grew up in PA. A beautiful state. I’d love to try them and then make your deviled eggs recipe. Sounds good, Lorelei. Thanks for sharing, Cathy.

    • My grandma always pickled eggs. And we had a jar or two in cupboards mom would serve as snacks. I don’t remover beets in them she did pickle beets and I like them. I have eggs from our dying yesterday and a few beets so I think I will make a jar. ( they are expensive to buy) .

  2. This brought back so many memories. My grandma pickled eggs and beets. I don’t remember them together. I am going to try this. I have beets and eggs from our Easter egg dying. Thanks for the lovely post and the book sounds good!

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