I've been making deviled eggs for years. My very first batch was made from a recipe in my first cookbook, "Betty Crocker's New Boys and Girls Cookbook." Simple Simon Deviled Eggs. I remember my family liking them.
I think my current deviled eggs recipe isn't that much different. And people still like them. This year I decided to make them a bit differently. I didn't mess with the ingredients (if it's not broken, don't fix it, right?) but I did change the way they look. And they turned out perfectly!
Easter Deviled Chicks
- 12 hard boiled eggs
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- black food coloring
- small piece of carrot
I made baked hard-boiled eggs this time. They were very easy - put the eggs in muffin tins (or straight on the rack), place in the over and bake at 325F for 30 minutes.
When the eggs are done, fill a large bowl with ice water and move the eggs into the bowl.
Peel the eggs and dye the peeled eggs to the color you like. I made some pink and green and blue and yellow and purple and orange.
Pat them dry with a paper towel. Carefully cut a zig-zag edge cut around each egg as below.
Remove the yolks and add to a bowl. Mix the yolks with the remaining ingredients, stirring until well combined.
Place a rounded spoonful of the yolk mixture into the bottom half of the egg white. Place the other half on top so that it resembles a hatching chick.
Use a toothpick and food coloring to put two black eyes on each chick, and use a small piece of carrot for the beak.
These are just the cutest deviled eggs ever! And tasty too!
Happy Easter everyone!