Amish Mustard Eggs

If you have never tasted these but you like red beet eggs, I suggest you give them a try. I had them for the first time decades ago when a co-worker brought them to a holiday party.

I was skeptical as to whether I would even try them. As they sat on the buffet table, I circled them like a wily cat stalking unsuspecting prey. My intentions were to grab one when no one was watching, take a tentative nibble while positioning myself close to the trash can in order to dispose of this thing as quickly as need be, all the while sparing my co-worker my reaction.

The first bite was followed by another, then another! Oh, my gosh, these eggs were so tasty! The party ended with requests all around for the recipe. I like having them around as a break from the better known red beet eggs often found in my refrigerator. I let them sit several days before eating so the mustard yellow color goes completely through the white of the egg and meets up with the yolk.

If you are unfamiliar with how to cook a hard-boiled egg, or just need a refresher, check out the video below.

How to Cook a Hardboiled Egg

Amish Mustard Eggs

Recipe by A Coalcracker in the KitchenCourse: Snack, Appetizer, SidesCuisine: Pa. Dutch, Coal RegionDifficulty: Intermediate



Hard-boiled eggs pickled in a sweet and tangy mustard brine.


  • 12 hard boiled eggs

  • 1 thinly sliced medium sweet onion

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 cup white vinegar

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt

  • 3 tbsp. prepared mustard

  • 1 tbsp. mustard seed

  • 2 tsp. turmeric – OPTIONAL


  • Combine all above ingredients (except eggs) in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat to slightly cool. (5 minutes)
  • Place hard boiled eggs and sliced onions in lidded jar or glass container. Pour mustard pickling mixture over eggs and onions. Place in refrigerator for 5 to 7 days.
  • Give a swish every day to make sure everything is coated.


  • Many supermarkets sell cooked, peeled eggs in bags in the dairy/egg section eliminating the work of cooking your own eggs.


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