These Keto Pickled Eggs are classic bar food made low carb. They have just 70 calories and less than 1g net carb each.
Today I’m going to share a low carb version of Pickled Eggs with you. When I think of Pickled Eggs, I think of old-timey, smoke-filled dive bars with regulars who sidle up the bar looking for free snacks. It’s a food beloved by drunkards everywhere.
Origin of the pickled egg 🥚
The idea of pickling boiled eggs in vinegar dates back to 1830’s England. A public house known as “The Pickled Egg” located on Pickled Egg Lane was where the whole thing got started. (When you find yourself on Pickled Egg Lane, you kind of know what to expect.).
The owners had the bright idea of offering patrons a salty protein snack so they wouldn't get so sloppily drunk. And like peanuts, the eggs were also meant to make people thirsty enough to order more drinks. So these pickled eggs were no selfless gesture on the part of the bar owners. But because they were free food, they took off like gangbusters.
Prohibition put a damper on the pickled egg craze.
But they come back around after it was determined that giving up booze was a dumb idea. Now, although boiled eggs are a staple of the Keto diet, the beet juice and sugar used to pickle them are not. Big no no’s.
But don’t despair. I’ve got a recipe for Keto Pickled Eggs that uses sugar-free sweetener and some craftily deployed food coloring to make a perfect copy of this tasty snack.
- large eggs
- warm water
- red wine vinegar
- Swerve Confectioners
- coarse salt
- pickling spices
- a bay leaf
- sliced onions
- red and blue food coloring
- Boil and peel some eggs.
- Mix together the warm water, powdered sweetener, red wine vinegar, salt and food coloring until fully dissolved.
- Put the eggs, onion, bay leaf and spices in the pickling liquid in a plastic container and refrigerate for at least 2 days before wiping off the liquid and serving them.
How to hard boil eggs ♨️
There are two ways to make hard-boiled eggs, but one of them is far better than the other. You can boil the eggs in a saucepan on the stove, or you can pressure cook them in an Instant Pot. Do that second one, if you can. Eggs made in an Instant Pot peel much more easily than ones that are boiled in water. Instant Pots take an annoying chore and make it a breeze.
What is an Instant Pot? 💭
The Instant Pot is the hardest working appliance in show business. It is this all-in-one pressure cooking, slow cooking, dehydrating, air frying, steaming, warming, and sautéing sensation. People primarily use the pressure cook function to cook things very quickly. The way it works is that moisture in the pot reaches a high temperature and builds up steam. The steam creates pressure that cooks the food faster than an oven or stovetop would.
Where to buy an Instant Pot 💰
And that, as they say, is that. 👩🍳
Keto Pickled Eggs take a few days to make, but they are worth it. They've got less than 1g net carbs per egg, so you can afford to eat a few and stay on your low carb diet. And just think, soon you’ll be ponying up to the bar and asking for a delicious salty snack to go with your drink.
So here’s looking at you, kids.Print
Keto Pickled Eggs
These low carb and Keto pickled eggs are classic bar food made low carb. And they have less than 1g net carb each.
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 15
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 1 dozen eggs 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: American
- 12 large eggs
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 cups red wine vinegar
- ½ cup Confectioner's Swerve
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 4 teaspoons pickling spices
- 1 bay leaf
- ½ of an onion, sliced
- 3 teaspoons red food coloring
- 2 drops blue food coloring
Boiled Method: Place your eggs in a pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover, remove from the heat, and set aside 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, cool in ice water, and peel.
Instant Pot Method: Place rack in the bottom of the Instant Pot and add 1 cup water. Put the eggs on the rack. Cook on High for 5 minutes and then natural release to depressurize. Remove the eggs from the pot and submerge them in a bowl of cold water until cooled. Peel the eggs.
To Pickle: Mix together the warm water, powdered sweetener, red wine vinegar, salt, and food coloring until fully dissolved. Put the eggs, onion, bay leaf, and spices in the pickling liquid in a plastic container and refrigerate for at least 2 days.
Wear gloves to keep the food coloring from coloring your hands. And resist the urge to put in more blue food coloring, since it will just go brown on you.
- Serving Size: 2 eggs
- Calories: 144
- Fat: 10
- Carbohydrates: 1
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 12
Keywords: Low Carb Pickled Eggs, Keto Pickled Eggs, Sugar-Free Pickled Eggs
I use real beets. They're Keto too and so good for you!
Pretty sure they aren't, but they taste delicious.
Can I substitute apple cider vinegar for the red wine vinegar, it is what I have on hand? Thanks
Sure, that will be fine.
Yum. These were great. I didn't bother with the food coloring though, because they were just for me.
Yea, it's just for fanciness. Totally optional.