Pickled Eggs and Beets
- 1 pound red beets, stems and leaves removed
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 1/8 teaspoon pickling spice
- 6 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled
- 1 small yellow onion, peeled and sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
- Fresh dill sprigs, garnish
- Sliced French bread, as an accompaniment
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Wrap the beets tightly in aluminum foil and roast until tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove from the oven, uncover, and let sit until cool enough to handle. When cool, slip the skins from the beets and cut into eighths.
In a non-reactive saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar, peppercorns, and pickling spice. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let sit for 2 hours for the flavors to develop. Add the eggs, onions, garlic, and beets and turn to coat evenly. Cover tightly and refrigerate, turning occasionally, until the eggs are a deep pink color, at least 8 hours and up to 24 hours.