Purple pickled eggs

These baby beetroots are really nice. Step 1 is to eat half the jar. Step 2 is to remember that you’ve eaten half a jar of beetroot so that you don’t freak out when the red colour passes straight through you.

Hard boil some eggs – I have worked out my timings to have still slightly-gel-ish yolks as:

  • Boil kettle
  • Pour hot water onto eggs in pan
  • Turn on heat under pan
  • Set timer for 6 mins for small eggs, 6 1/2 for medium eggs
  • When timer buzzes or beeps or flashes or cuckoos, put eggs straight under running cold water until they are cold enough to peel
  • Peel eggs, put in your jar of beetroot

Wait. A few hours will give you a pink tinge, a day will give you pink on the outside but still white inside.

A few days gives you THIS

Colour of egg vs colour of beetroot

Inside, the egg is practically glowing.

These would be good in a salad, if you can restrain yourself from just eating them. The vinegar is quite sweet from the beetroot, it’s not as sharp as a pickled egg you might get in a pub.

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