Cajun Pickled Eggs

You’ll either love ’em or hate ’em…

That’s the deal with pickled eggs, especially the spicy kind like these Cajun-styled gems. Tangy, slightly sweet, and fiery – with a healthy dose of brown sugar, Cajun seasoning, and cayenne pepper powder. These are eggs with an attitude; they’re bold with bite. As we said – you’ll either love ’em or hate ’em (though we’ll bet on the former as a spicy food fan).

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to flavor options with this Cajun pickled eggs recipe. Feel free to experiment. Try additional ingredients in the jar during the pickling process. For instance, add in some whole garlic cloves, whole chili peppers, or grilled sausage. It brings a little something extra to the flavor of this already kickin’ experience.

If you like off-the-beaten track spicy foods like Cajun pickled eggs, don’t miss some of our other unique recipes. Take, for instance, Hawaiian chili pepper water. It’s the simplest of hot sauces, yet so versatile you’ll want to put it on everything. Or, try some cowboy candy – otherwise known as candied jalapeƱos. They’re perfect on salads, or chopped into barbecue sauces. They also make a wicked spicy margarita ingredient.

Cajun pickled eggs

Cajun Pickled Eggs

4.32 from 22 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 6 servings
Calories 196 kcal



  • Hard boil the eggs, then set them to the side to cool. Peel and rinse them once cooled.
  • In a sauce pan over high heat, combine the two vinegars, water, brown sugar, bay leaves, Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper powder, and crushed red pepper. Bring the mix to a boil.
  • Remove the brine from the heat and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Place the eggs into large sealable canning jars, press down to get them all in.
  • Pour the brine over the eggs until the eggs are completely submerged.
  • Seal the jar and place in the refrigerator. Allow the eggs to pickle for 24 hours, then serve.


Cajun pickled eggs will keep up to 3 weeks.
To add colors and extra flavor, experiment with adding in other ingredients to the jar along with the eggs, like sausage, garlic cloves, and whole chili peppers (cayenne pepper works well here).


Calories: 196kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 11gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 327mgSodium: 135mgPotassium: 226mgSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1765IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 2.2mg


Keyword Cajun Seasoning, Cayenne Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on March 19, 2022 to include new content.
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