Tuesday, April 17, 2012

my less serious momma: red beet eggs

Nothing can compare to mom's cooking.

When so many of you, dear readers, asked about my recent red beet egg salad, I was inspired to create a new series called my less serious momma. A series where my mom herself shares her culinary creations - from old family favorites to new healthy experiments. Her food, her pictures, her words. No, these recipes probably won't have a web link, but you can be sure they will always be filled with joy, love, and comfort - just like mom.

Today, the recipe for momma's red beet eggs that started it all...

Momma's Red Beet Eggs
 
Ingredients: 
1c juice from a jar of pickled beets
All the beets from the jar (about a 12-16 oz jar I think) or can be omitted if not a beet fan but I love beets
1 c vinegar
1 clove garlic
1 bay leaf
2 tsp mixed pickling spices
1/2 tsp salt
12 hard-boiled eggs
1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings

Combine all with 2 c water or enough to cover eggs in a large bowl.  Refrigerate for several days.

You can make a second batch of eggs with the same beet mixture if you haven't yet had enough. Would be interesting to make red beet egg salad.

12 comments:

  1. So cool! I agree, it would be awesome in an egg salad too.

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    1. yes! someone needs to make red beet egg salad and report back!

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    1. please oh please let me and momma know if you try!

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  3. Aww, this series will be so cute! I'm with Emma - bring on the red beet egg salad!

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    1. yes, i'd love to eat some of that!

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  4. Love the idea of this series! And I'm still totally tickled (pink? Groan...) by the red beet eggs idea. Awesome!

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    1. hahaha. made me chuckle. glad you like the idea!

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  5. They're just so pretty! I love the idea for this series.

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