When I saw Laura Calder make Piedmont Eggs I was completely transfixed. I had never seen anything like it. Pickled eggs? Yes and um, yuck, no thanks. Marinated eggs in olive oil and all those flavourings… what on earth? Would I hate it? Maybe I would love it! I had to try, it was just too interesting a recipe. I will admit, I was a little frightened. I know, I am a foodie, that should not be the case but it is the truth. This recipe scared me so I knew I had to try it. Face your foodie fears Suzie!
The main inspiration to make this recipe was my Eat Your Fridge Week Challenge. I had fresh parsley, some leftover anchovies and tomato paste frozen in my freezer. I even had an extra bottle of olive oil in my pantry and a ton of garlic hanging out with my potatoes. I only made half this recipe as I had no idea whether or not I would find it edible. You can find the entire recipe here at Food Network Canada’s site. I just chopped some stuff up, mixed it together and put it in a jar with three hardboiled eggs and marinated it overnight.
The olive oil solidified so I took off the metal top and ring and put the jar in the microwave at 50% power for 20 seconds.
Tadaahhhh! There they are! Ready to get chopped up and put onto my homemade sour cream white bread:
I buttered the bread and covered it with the eggs and even added a little of the marinade. It was quite delicious and not as strong as I thought it would be. I will admit though, they did smell a little fishy. That is my only complaint and considering this recipe scared the hell out of me I am pretty thrilled with how they turned out. These did not require a lot of effort, just some time in the fridge and I had all the ingredients already so it did not cost me a dime to make.
Yay! I faced one of my foodie fears and ate my fridge at the same time so I also saved money and went on a short foodie adventure. I give this recipe four out of four wooden spoons, it would have been five but I could not forgive the fishiness.