Pickled Deviled Eggs
Before they are deviled, these hard-cooked eggs are pickled in rice vinegar, brown sugar and garlic, along with slivered red onions. The pickling brine dyes the egg whites deep pink, and the onions turn pungently sweet and sour, making a terrific garnish for the deviled eggs. And after the eggs are gone, you’ll still be left with plenty of pickled onions that will last for weeks in the refrigerator. Add them to salads, tacos, grilled meats and sandwiches. You won’t be sorry to have them on hand.
- Serves: 12 persons
- 12large eggs
- 1 ½cups rice vinegar
- 6garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
- 2 ½tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 1 ½tablespoons kosher salt, more as needed
- 1teaspoon black peppercorns
- 1large red onion, halved and very thinly sliced
- 1cup mayonnaise
- 2teaspoons Dijon mustard
- ½teaspoon ground black pepper
- Flaky sea salt, for serving
Step 1Put eggs in a large pot of cold water and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat, cover and let sit for 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to immediately transfer to a bowl filled with ice and water. Let cool, then peel.
Step 2Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine vinegar, garlic, sugar, kosher salt, peppercorns and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat and stir in onions.
Step 3Spoon half of the onion mixture into a 2-quart jar or heatproof container. Add eggs and pour remaining onions and brine over the top. Let cool. Cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 3 days.
Step 4Remove eggs from onion mixture and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop yolks into a mini-food processor or blender. Add 1 tablespoon of the pickling liquid, mayonnaise, mustard, pepper and a large pinch of kosher salt. Process until smooth. Spoon into egg halves, sprinkle with flaky sea salt, top with some of the pickled onion and serve.