Pickled duck eggs: The perfect snack
A boiled egg is the ultimate snack! Pickled duck eggs are a delicious healthy snack for any time. Even more so when ready at a moment’s whim.
The ideal snack food should contain protein and fat as well as carbohydrates, so that it will not unbalance your blood sugar, and cause the chain reaction of sugar-high, sugar-low, and result in Hypoglycemia and sugar cravings.
About pastured eggs
Eggs can be Nature’s perfect food when they come form happy, pastured animals, that eat a good, nutrient rich diet. You should never try to save money by getting cheap eggs, as the nutritional value of the eggs themselves drastically changes from conventional to pastured.
Here is what a study form Cambridge University found:
“Compared to eggs of the caged hens, pastured hens’ eggs had twice as much vitamin E and long-chain omega-3 fats, 2.5-fold more total omega-3 fatty acids, and less than half the ratio of omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids (P<0.0001). Vitamin A concentration was 38% higher (P<0.05) in the pastured hens’ eggs than in the caged hens’ eggs..”
I also care about the well being and happiness of the animals I eat, or whose eggs I eat. Pastured eggs is the best way to go!
- 1 dozen fresh cage-free organic eggs (best directly form the farmer)
- ⅘ organic garlic cloves
- 1 or 2 organic sweet cipollini or small onion
- 1 bunch fresh organic herbs (thyme, oregano, rosemary, basil...whatever grows in your garden!)
- 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
- 1tbs sea salt
- 1 cup organic apple cider vinegar
- In a small pot add 2 cups of water, the vinegar, peppercorns and salt and bring to a boil.
- In the meantime shell the eggs and put them into a sterilized quart jar.
- Add the garlic and the herbs.
- Pour brine on top to the edge of the jar. Make sure no eggs stick out of the brine and no air bubbles remain.
- Refrigerate a minimum of two weeks before eating them.
- After opening they will last about 3 weeks in the refrigerator.