Recipes from Anna Voloshyna’s Ukrainian Kitchen
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Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs
FOR THE BRINE
2 cups water
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1/3 cup thinly sliced, peeled raw red beet
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
1/4 cup Horseradish Mayo (page 173 of the book)
1 tablespoon mustard powder
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1-inch piece horseradish root, peeled and finely grated
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
To make the brine, in a medium saucepan, combine all the brine ingredients and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower the heat to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for a few minutes.
Place the eggs in a wide-mouthed glass jar and pour the hot brine over them to cover. Let the brine cool to room temperature, then cap tightly and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving. The eggs will keep in the brine for up to 3 days.
When ready to serve, cut the eggs in half lengthwise and remove the yolks. Reserve the egg whites. In a small bowl, combine the egg yolks, mayo, and mustard powder and mash with a fork until well mixed and smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Arrange the egg-white halves, hollow side up, on a work surface. Pipe or spoon the yolk mixture into the egg halves. Arrange the stuffed egg halves on a large serving platter, top with the horseradish and chives, and serve.