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OUR STORY

Egg Man Pickled Eggs was started by Lucas Jordan. The main motivation for the father of a young son to start the business was to find a way to pay for expensive daycare services.

 

Egg Man Pickled Eggs are now available in 48 stores, including some Hy-Vee and Fareway stores in multiple different homemade recipe flavors.

This is me with Kathy, she is the lady that does our pickling!

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In September of 2022 Lucas premiered his pickled eggs on Paula Sands Live on the KWQC news. Here you can meet Luscas' son, the inspiration behind the product.  See why he started the business and more about his goals. You can also learn where you can get them locally.

If you are not local, you can order them here. 

HISTORY OF THE
PICKLED EGG

Pickled eggs were widely made and eaten by Germans as early as the mid-1700s. They were a popular food with German immigrants, especially the Hessian mercenaries fighting against Colonists during the Revolutionary War. 

 

Many early recipes come from the Pennsylvania Dutch. In Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Dutch created the pickled beet egg, where beets were added to the recipe turning the eggs into a pinkish color. The beet adds a contrast in flavor creating both a sweet and sour taste. In the 1940s, pickled eggs became very popular, as they were advertised in newspapers as lollipops, and wives were encouraged to make them on a skewer as a creative appetizer.

 

In November 1959, Hingham and Gibbsville students held a celebrated Veterans Day within their area. Larry Shaver dressed up as Mr. H.D Hyde, to honor him as the leader of Hingham’s egg industry while shipping over 10 rail carloads of pickled eggs at one time. Pickled eggs were popular around Easter as an added way to celebrate the season.   Today, pretzels and chips are a more common snack for a restaurant and bars, but pickled eggs are still found in rural locations in the United States and presented in a jar at some bars.

 

Pickled eggs are typically hard-boiled eggs that are cured in vinegar or brine. As with many foods, this was originally a way to preserve the food so that it could be eaten months later. Pickled eggs have since become a favorite among many as a snack or hors d'œuvre popular in pubs, bars, and taverns, and around the world in places where beer is served. Pickled eggs may also be served as part of a main course.

 

After the eggs are hard-boiled, the shell is removed and they are submerged in a solution of vinegar, salt, spices, and other seasonings. Recipes vary from the traditional brine solution for pickles to other solutions, which can impart a sweet or spicy taste.

 

The final taste is mostly determined by the pickling solution. The eggs are left in this solution from one day to several months. Prolonged exposure to the pickling solution may result in a rubbery texture. 

 

What Do Picked Eggs Taste Like? Pickled eggs have a mouth-watering sweet and sour taste. Sort of like salt and vinegar potato chips! If you like bread and butter pickles, pickled beets, or sauerkraut, you will love them.

 

Pickled Eggs are also commonly eaten on avocado toast as well as in an egg salad.  Pickled eggs can be served wherever hard-boiled eggs are served. For example, you could use them to make pickled deviled eggs as well as to grate them over asparagus or salads.

 

Pickled Eggs Are a Good Energy Source. In addition to the fact that pickled eggs taste good, they're also not bad for your health. For one thing, pickled eggs are rich in protein. As such, they can give you a potent energy boost that will keep you going all day!

 

And like all great immigrant fare, there's also bonus food science: Eggs contain the amino acid cysteine, which is key to liver function (and why eggs are an important part of your hangover breakfast) while the pickling process can generate probiotic bacteria that aids digestion.

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