Theresa's Pickled Eggs


  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • 3 to 4 dozen hard boiled eggs, shelled
  • 5 generous pinches mustard seed
  • 5 generous pinches dill seed
  • 1 jar sliced jalepeno peppers (look for the ones imported from Mexico or in the "ethnic" section)
  • 1 jar habenaro peppers (look in the same place, or use equivalent amount of fresh ones in the produce section)
  • 5 generous pinches red pepper seeds
  • 10 dashes Tabasco
  • 3 regular pinches of alum (not real sure what this is for)
  • 5 generous pinches of black pepper or peppercorns
  • 5 generous pinches of garlic or 5 cloves fresh garlic
  • 4 big handfuls of sliced carrots


Boil everything but the eggs in vinegar for 20 minutes. Trick spouse, children, friends, pets into smelling the concoction while it's boiling. Laugh loudly. Use enough vinegar to cover other ingredients - use the juice from the jars of peppers, too. Put eggs in jar(s). [I've actually put 1 or 2 eggs in a small canning jar as a "gift."] Pour boiled mixture over the eggs. Top off with vinegar. Let sit 2 weeks, minimum. Serve with beer. Lots of beer.