Pickled eggs - how long?

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  1. hoggie

    hoggie Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Does anyone know how long pickled eggs last please? We have masses of both hen and duck eggs at the moment and I have been threatening to make pickled eggs for about three years now. But every year I leave it too late thinking that doing them laterin the summer would be better - and miss the chance.

    So I am thinking do them now, but am not sure how long they would last - any ideas anyone?

    TIA

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    Only 3 months - so doing them in the summer they won't even last until Christmas? :(

    Why do they have to stay in teh fridge? Over here we often see a jar of pickled eggs on the counter in teh chip shop or sometimes even in the pub? Surely if they are pickled that is going to stop any bugs?

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    Commercially pickled eggs are irradiated during the processing which supposedly can make them safe for non-fridge use for longer periods. But few of us have any way to irradiate foods at home. ;) And in many cases the jars you see sitting out are made with 15-20% vinegar rather than the 5% vinegar we home canners have access to. The article linked above provides much of the details.