ISO Pickled Beets, Onions, Peppers and Hard-boiled Eggs Recipe
My late WWII Marine father was a fantastic cook and I learned a lot from him regarding my own love of food. This is one weird recipe and one I doubt many have tried.
My Dad grew his own ingredients in his backyard garden: Beets, Banana peppers, and onions.
Most have tasted and loved pickled beets but Dad took it a few steps into the twilight zone. He added sliced onions, banana peppers and you bet, hard boiled eggs! He canned and put this concoction up by the jar-full.
We'd pop open a jar, get some soda crackers, have a cold beer and go into ecstasies over the incredible flavors. I'm not sure what his pickling spices were but I believe they were just standard packets that you could buy from any market. The eggs turned a beautiful shade of light purple and absorbed the pickling flavor as well.
I'm also not sure about the aging process but I bet the longer these jars sat the more potent the flavors were inside.
One of these days, when I'm feeling ambitious, I'll try to recreate this fantastic snack.
And here is my question to you: I've never pickled anything in my entire life and my Dad never divulged his method. Perhaps you who have could share your own procedure with me?