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
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.


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

    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!

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

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

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

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

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