Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Normally after Easter is over, I eat a lot of deviled eggs and egg/tuna salad sandwiches to use up all the hard boiled eggs that my two girls decorate for Easter. However, with my grandparents living across town, they brought enough deviled eggs to feed an army to our Easter Sunday family get together and they left most of them behind. When hard boiling eggs for decorating, some always crack and I ended up with enough cracked ones to make a double batch of egg/tuna salad sandwich spread BEFORE Easter. So a couple days after Easter was over and I was all egged out, I still had two dozen hard boiled eggs sitting in our refrigerator.
After some thought, I remembered my younger bar frequenting days and the large jars of pickled eggs that sat on the shelf in back. Back then, it had always seemed kind of disgusting but the more I thought about it, the more I thought pickle and hard boiled eggs should taste kind of good. I mean I always put hard boiled eggs and chopped up pickles in my egg/tuna salad sandwich spread and I love that taste. I decided to try it out so I peeled all those hard boiled eggs, stuck them in three quart jars with lots of chopped up onions and pickled them.
I finally cracked one open yesterday and tried my first ever pickled egg and I must say, they were quite tasty. Despite using a spicy pickling mix, they weren't as spicy or pickle tasting as I had imagined but it was definitely in the flavor profile. I'm hoping as time goes by, the pickle and spice will come through a little stronger but overall, its not bad. It's also a lot better than eating deviled eggs and egg/tuna salad sandwiches for a month straight.
QOTD: I know some people only eat egg salad sandwiches and some only eat tuna salad sandwiches that contain no eggs. Are the others like me that always combine tuna and eggs in their "salad" sandwich spread? I have always thought it was the best of both worlds.