Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Amish Recipe Series... Amish Pickled Eggs and Beets

Why don't the Amish use electricity?

Amish people interpret linking with electrical wires as a connection with the world - and the Bible tells them they are not to be conformed to the world. (Romans 12:2) In 1919 the Amish leaders agreed that connecting to power lines would not be in the best interest of the Amish community. They did not make this decision because they thought electricity was evil in itself, but because easy access to it could lead to many temptations and the deterioration of church and family life.

Most of us today would think it impossible to live without the modern conveniences such as electricity and cars. What makes the Old Order Amish unique is not that they get along without modernity, but that they choose to do without it when it would be readily available. The Amish value simplicity and self-denial over comfort, convenience and leisure. Their lifestyle is a deliberate way of separating from the world and maintaining self-sufficiency. (Amish are less threatened by power shortages caused by storm, disaster, or war.) As a result there is a bonding that unites the Amish community and protects it from outside influences such as television, radios, and other influences

Amish Pickled Eggs and Beets 
Found on food.com by Mercy

This is an easy recipe that my grandmother used to serve in the spring. My brother still refers to this dish as "Easter eggs." Slices of onion or hot pepper may also be added to the pickling liquid with the beets and eggs.


* 1 cup cider vinegar
* 1 cup beet juice (add water, if necessary, to make 1 cup)
* 1⁄2 cup brown sugar (packed)
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 6 hard-boiled eggs, shelled
* 1 (15 ounce) can small round beets

Boil first four ingredients gently for 5 minutes. Cool the liquid then pour over eggs and beets, cover and let stand overnight (or up to three days) in the refrigerator.

To serve, cut eggs in half or quarters.


  1. We love pickle beets at our house.

  2. My husband loves those! :)

  3. The Amish will be the first to say that they are far from self-sufficient.. They rely on "the English" for many aspect of their lives including their livelihood. They sell very little to each other, instead relying on English customers to buy their goods. I love the Amish & am friends with a few.. I really admire their homesteading ways.. We could take quite a few lessons from them indeed.

    M'honey likes pickled eggs but not the sweet ones.. hes such a tough man to try to feed. I just havent found the right recipe yet.. unfortunately, this one isnt it. :(

    1. Perhaps your hubby might like one of these:
      1½ cups cider vinegar
      ½ cup water
      1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
      2 teaspoons granulated sugar
      1 teaspoon mixed pickling spice
      ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke or hickory smoke salt

      1½ cups white vinegar
      1 cup water
      ¾ teaspoon dill weed
      ¼ teaspoon white pepper
      3 teaspoons salt
      ¼ teaspoon mustard seed
      ½ teaspoon onion juice or minced onion
      ½ teaspoon minced garlic or 1 peeled garlic clove



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