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    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 25th Dec 18, 9:33 AM
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    Pickled Eggs
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    • 25th Dec 18, 9:33 AM
    Pickled Eggs 25th Dec 18 at 9:33 AM
    I used to like them, although i have not had them for years.

    Anyway i bought a jar 3 weeks ago.

    I've kept seeing them in their jar everytime that i've opened the food cupboard... now i've gone right off the idea of them

    Do you like pickles in jar, veg etc?

    Maybe you make your own?

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 25th Dec 18, 11:29 AM
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    Not keen on the pickles that I've tried except onions, but don't think I've ever tried a pickled egg even though I eat eggs most days.

    Might be good for methane production ...
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 25th Dec 18, 12:20 PM
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    My wife pickles hen and duck eggs.

    I might have one now.
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 25th Dec 18, 12:21 PM
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    This is definitely one for the "Old Style" or "In my home" boards..!
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 25th Dec 18, 1:24 PM
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    I buy bog standard pickles form the supermarket, I especially like mustard piccalilli.

    My Dad used to sit and peel hundreds of shallots every Christmas which were then pickled in those big old glass sweet jars you saw in old fashioned Tobacconists/sweet shops. I miss them Shop bought aren't the same at all.
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 25th Dec 18, 3:26 PM
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    OH does lots of pickles.
    Onions, cabbage, eggs.
    Piccalilli, with and without some added chilli.
    The onions don't agree with me as much as they used to.
    Home made pickled eggs are great Sleazy. Not difficult to do either.
    Nice with a bag of crisps!
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 25th Dec 18, 4:23 PM
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    • 25th Dec 18, 4:23 PM
    This year I have spicy red cabbage, hot and spicy beetroot, hot and spicy onions, and regular (not silverskin) onions.

    As I don't like eggs, I'm not of a mind to try the pickled variety. And I know that I don't like guerkin.
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 25th Dec 18, 5:47 PM
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    • 25th Dec 18, 5:47 PM
    This is definitely one for the "Old Style" or "In my home" boards..!
    Originally posted by pogofish
    This the Arms, where more appropriate to find pickled eggs?
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    • Sparkychap
    • By Sparkychap 9th Jan 19, 12:30 AM
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    I love eggs. I love pickles. Seriously will never eat a pickled egg.
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 9th Jan 19, 9:37 AM
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    My Dad used to sit and peel hundreds of shallots every Christmas which were then pickled in those big old glass sweet jars you saw in old fashioned Tobacconists/sweet shops. I miss them Shop bought aren't the same at all.
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Reminds me of my gran's home-pickled onions with cold meat at a Sunday high tea when we visited. The nearest shop-bought equivalent I can find is Garners .

    Who also do pickled eggs. Which I like occasionally with fish and chips. I don't like mustard so the piccalilli is left for m'wife. Having a damson tree, we make chutney once a year which last 9 months or so depending on size of harvest and how many jars are given/traded away. If it runs out, I might have to buy Branston.
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 9th Jan 19, 12:10 PM
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    I made a batch of tickled eggs afore Solstice. As this was the first attempt I decided to use pickling vinegar that already has a selection of spices added rather than using plain malt vinegar and adding my own.

    I did add black pepper and four serving spoonfulls of sugar though. I think they are great but many family members don't.

    I've got a bag of shallots ready to pickle and intend to add a jar of honey to them, but health issues have prevented me from getting round to it yet. The main reason for this is that my Lovely Cousin has forbidden me from preparing anything in the kitchen due to the alleged predicted smell, and it's been too cold and damp for me to do it in my workshop to whence I have been banished for this project.
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    • Tallaght
    • By Tallaght 9th Jan 19, 4:18 PM
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    Do chip shops still have a jar of pickled eggs on the counter ?
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 9th Jan 19, 5:01 PM
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    Do chip shops still have a jar of pickled eggs on the counter ?
    Originally posted by Tallaght
    I believe some still do, as well as some pubs.

    I'm not sure about places like Pret A Manger though.
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 9th Jan 19, 5:27 PM
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    If you must buy a jar of pickled eggs, rather than pickling your choice of eggs with your choice of vinegars & spices, do please lift it carefully & not by anything resembling a handle fastened to the lid.

    My husband had a similar "ooh!" impulse a few years ago & when he decided that actually what he really needed to do right now was extract an egg - well, the vinegar mixture sloshed over most of the carpet, the cap broke in three places & the eggs rolled like a disorderly Easter parade.

    Since then, he has stuck to pickled onions. I may point him toward a traditional sweet jar, the shallots & offer a box of eggs, but I fear it may all be too traumatic.
    • tealady
    • By tealady 9th Jan 19, 5:32 PM
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    Reminds me of my gran's home-pickled onions with cold meat at a Sunday high tea when we visited. The nearest shop-bought equivalent I can find is Garners .

    Who also do pickled eggs. Which I like occasionally with fish and chips. I don't like mustard so the piccalilli is left for m'wife. Having a damson tree, we make chutney once a year which last 9 months or so depending on size of harvest and how many jars are given/traded away. If it runs out, I might have to buy Branston.
    Originally posted by NBLondon
    That reminds me many years ago a colleague used to bring in proper home made damson jam. It had the stones in which gave a faint almond taste. Now I cannot eat damson jam without the stones!
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 12th Jan 19, 4:35 PM
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    How weird that I stumbled across this thread

    On my "holiday" from here, was down the pub one evening and the lads were bemoaning that pubs no longer have the jar of pickled eggs on the bar, and Ive been tasked with making them

    They tell me that in the days of the old style breathalysers the vinegar apparently mucked up the readings so you couldn't get done
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 12th Jan 19, 7:10 PM
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    The pub I frequent has them. 50p each.
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    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 12th Jan 19, 11:40 PM
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    My mum always used to do pickles for christmas (eggs, beetroot, onions and red cabbage). She always used to make me a jar of each, she knew I hated them but felt I should have them in in case anyone visited who would eat them!! Nobody ever did (I am not Norman no mates, I don't know anyone who eats the things).
    Sadly we lost mum over 3 years ago - I now miss having 4 jars of pickles every year that no one ever eats.
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    • JIL
    • By JIL 13th Jan 19, 12:30 AM
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    I bought some a while ago, ate them and used the vinegar to make some more.
    I also love pickled walnuts.
    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 13th Jan 19, 12:06 PM
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    I've never tried a pickled egg. I wouldn't put vinegar on a boiled egg so the thought of it puts me off.
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