So, "Koom essa," or "Come eat". This is how you may be invited to a Pennsylvania Dutch meal where there is plenty of good food!
(photo by Cathy Clapper, Dreamstime.com)
Red beet eggs are a popular pickled Pennsylvania Dutch food. My family includes them in the menu at every family gathering, even our traditional Easter and Christmas dinners.
Recipe for Red Beet Eggs
2 cans red beets and juice
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup sugar
6 hard-boiled eggs, whole with shells taken off
Heat the beets, vinegar, and sugar together until sugar dissolves. Add the eggs to this mixture; the juice needs to cover the eggs.
Make this recipe at least one day early so the eggs absorb the pickled taste and turn a deep red beet color.