There’s no denying it…dying eggs is just a part of Easter. Knowing a bit about their history – and that they have long been a part of celebrations – makes it all the more fun.
The inevitable side of dying eggs is you end up with lots of hard boiled eggs. Deviled eggs are a great way to use up some of your eggs (plus they make a great appetizer on Easter Sunday). Since it’s Easter and all, though, figured it’d be fun to “Easterize” the eggs! The eggs are colored with a few simple household ingredients, so you don’t even need to go to the grocery store. How perfect is that?
WHAT YOU NEED (note: this recipe is for one dozen eggs – adjust amounts based on how many you have)
- FOR THE FILLING
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- 2 tbsp mustard
- 1/2 cup mayo
- yolk from eggs
- salt & pepper to taste
- food coloring
HOW TO MAKE
- FOR THE EGG DYING
- Hard boil your eggs, and gently peel off the shell. Be sure you peel off that little layer of skin that sometimes sticks to the bottom of the egg, too.
- Cut the eggs in half lengthwise, and put the yolks in a bowl – you’ll use them later.
- Rinse off the eggs (gently!). You want to get any extra shell, yolk, skin, etc. off of them. Set them down and let them dry.
- In four separate glasses, add two tbsp white vinegar, six drops of food coloring, and then fill about 1/3 the way with cold water.
- Place the eggs into the glasses, one at a time, and allow them to color. Coloring starts instantly, and then gets darker the longer they are in the mix. Check them frequently until they turn a color you like.
- Remove them from the mix, drain, and place onto a plate & allow them to dry.
- FOR THE FILLING
- Crush the yolks with a fork…I like mine pretty smooth, so I mash them quite a bit.
- Add the vinegar, mustard, mayo, salt, and pepper and mix well to combine.
- Divide into four separate bowls, and add a few drops of food coloring to each. I recruited hubby to help mix…and he and his beer came along for the adventure 🙂
- Pipe (or spoon) the colored yolks into the eggs. I used a large cake decorating tip as I thought it was a bit more decorative.
- Serve and enjoy!
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