Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Colored Deviled Eggs


If I've ever attended an event at your home, chances are I've brought along deviled eggs.  I love them - they seem to be a real crowd pleaser!  I could never go wrong with them.  So imagine the excitement of my family when I showed up to Easter with these last year!  Brightly colored pastel deviled eggs!

Not only are you about to learn how crazy easy these are to make, but also my recipe for deviled eggs is included.

Materials
18 Large Eggs
Food Coloring Dye
1 tsp of white vinegar per color

Instructions
1.  Boil eggs.  Simple enough!

 2.  Give eggs a nice ice bath to cool down.  Placing them in the fridge is good too!

 3.  Once completely cooled, peel your eggs.  My trick to get perfectly smooth eggs is to gently tap the larger end of the egg on a solid surface to crack and peel using the edge of your thumb.  Never use the tip of your finger!  You run the risk of digging your nail into the egg surface.  Smooth eggs are pretty eggs.

4.  After you've peeled all your eggs, it's time to gut them.  Carefully use a knife to cut the egg in half longways.  Remove the yolk and place in small bowl.  Once finished, set aside bowl for later.

5.  Now it's time to dye your eggs.  In shallow glasses, create your mixture.
Water + Food Coloring Dye + 1 tsp of White Vinegar Per Glass
Use a spoon to integrate mixture.  Remember, your eggs will dye a much lighter shade of the color in the glass.  For instance, the middle glass below actually came out a light purple.  The more food dye the better.
Place eggs in glass and wait.  My eggs took about 10-15 minutes.  Use a spoon to lift eggs and check color.

6.  Once they are a color to your liking, remove from glass using a spoon and lay out on paper towels "face down".  Allow to completely dry.

7.  Lay out in dishes and prepare to fill!

Deviled Eggs Recipe

Bowl of Yolks
1 cup of Light Mayo
1 cup of Sweet Relish
Paprika
Salt and Pepper

Fills 36 egg halves.

Combine mayo, sweet relish, and salt and pepper in bowl with yolks.  Using a potato masher, mash yolks and integrate ingredients.  Once fully combined, spoon into eggs.  Sprinkle paprika on top.



Happy Easter!

2 comments:

  1. Do the eggs taste vinegary?

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    1. Not at all! It's just enough vinegar to penetrate the surface of the egg so the color can set in.

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