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Minnesota Cooking: Pickled Hard Boiled Eggs - Tangy or Spicy

Updated on November 13, 2016

The Two Different Brines


It Began With Durkee

Years ago, I was handed a box of Durkee pickling spice and instructed to make some pickled eggs from this recipe. I did so. But lately, like in the past three days, people were eating my pickled mushrooms and my hubby got an idea.

Can you put boiled eggs in this mushroom brine and get them to pickle and taste like these mushrooms.

I said, well, I don't see why not. Well, then can you use some pickle brine from Mrs. Wages and make some eggs that taste like Spicy dill pickles. Again, I said, sure I can try.

Deer Hunting Food You Realize

So, the conversation was about going deer hunting and needing pickled eggs. So. Now I need to make a couple different batches to see which one tastes the best.

Deer hunting. The period of time that my husband packs enough food to feed the southern part of China for six months and heads the cabin. He meets up with eight other guys who also stay there during deer hunting.

It's interesting, since all of them bring a vast quantity of food with them. So, for a few weeks, they all contend on whose food they should cook up first. None of them want to bring food home, so, the situation becomes a little testy.

Two Kinds of New Brine

The first brine involves vinegar, salt and water brought to a boil and that mixture is poured over eggs, frozen garlic cloves, Powdered Italian dressing mix, and sliced onions.

The second brine is a mix that I purchase from Wal-Mart. It's a Mrs. Wages brand, appropriately named Spicy Pickles. I mixed it up and brought it to a boil. I started sneezing and my nose started to run. Yep. It really cleaned my membranes out. I think I have a slight sore throat too. I'll be fine tomorrow.

A Third Type is Smoked Eggs

You know how crazy people are about smoked fish, turkey and bacon... well now there are Smoked eggs.

It's simple. You mix soy sauce, water and Liquid smoke seasoning together. It takes a couple days, but you end up with a brown colored egg that tastes like you smoked it.

The Recipe for Mushrooms

Layers of egg and onions
Layers of egg and onions | Source
With Brine.
With Brine. | Source

How About You

Do you have crazy deer hunters asking you to cook them odd things?

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Yet Another Recipe


There is a new pickled egg in town and it is spicy and dill flavored. We used Mrs. Wages Spicy Pickle Mix and created spicy pickled eggs.

They have a mild dill flavor and they have a slight burn when you eat them.


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    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma

      I like tangy.

    • waqas816 profile image

      Waqas Ahmad 

      3 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan

      What does it mean, "deer hunting"?

    • peachpurple profile image


      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i prefer pickled eggs which are tangy


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