in our house, eggs seem to be one of our favorite ingredients. my husband loves to make deviled eggs and we usually have some hard boiled eggs on hand. he recently started making soft boiled eggs for sandwiches and salads. the other day i was just about to toss some brine from some fermented cukes we had just polished off and i decided to try to 'pickle' the eggs in the delicious, salty and herb filled brine. i let them marinate for just a day or maybe two and the result was amazing! a perfectly salted egg that had absorbed the flavors from the fresh herbs in the brine.
pickled soft boiled eggs
-boil a pan full of salted water, just as you would do for hard boiled eggs
-when the water is boiling, carefully drop your eggs into the water
-keep it on heat for 6 minutes, 50 seconds (that's what my hubs says)
-remove the eggs and put them directly in a bowl of ice water and let rest and cool for 5 minutes
-carefully drop into a jar of pickle juice or brine
-enjoy on toast, salad, or just eat as is!
photos and recipe by kristen bach