Beet Pickled Eggs Recipe

Beet kvass gives protein-rich hard-boiled eggs a beautiful red hue and a probiotic boost.

| June 2019

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  • Lacto-ferment
  • Ferment at cool room temperature, 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Fermentation time: 3 days


  • 4 think slices yellow onion
  • 6 allspice berries
  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
  • 3 cups beet kvass

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  1. Place 2 slices of the onion and 3 of the allspice berries in the bottom of a 2-quart glass canning jar.
  2. Add the peeled eggs, the remaining 2 slices of onion, and 3 allspice berries.
  3. Pour the kvass over the eggs. Add filtered water if necessary to bring the liquid level within 1 inch of the top.
  4. Seal the jar and let ferment in a cool, dark spot, 60 to 65 degrees F, until you can see bubbles forming, about 2 days. (If your kitchen is warmer than the suggested temperatures, you can let the eggs ferment completely in the refrigerator. It will take about 4 days.)
  5. Transfer the jar to the refrigerator.
  6. The eggs can be eaten immediately or stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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Reprinted with permission from Fermentation for Beginners: The Step-by-Step Guide to Fermentation and Probiotic Foods  by Drakes Press and published by Drakes Press, 2013.



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