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).

Cajun pickled eggs
Cajun pickled eggs, ready to eat

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.

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Cajun pickled eggs

Cajun Pickled Eggs

If you love them, you really love them.
4.25 from 32 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 6 servings
Calories 196 kcal


  • 12 eggs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Crushed red pepper optional, to taste or for additional color in the brine


  • 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 July 8, 2024 to include new content.
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