Forget Plain Deviled Eggs…Embrace the Rainbow

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Easter is coming and everyone is out and about stuffing eggs with candy or doing cute crafts like dying eggs in  preparation for Sunday. It is nice to dye the shells of your hard-boiled egg…but once you remove the shell they are just ordinary eggs. I prefer to make things a little more extraordinary and just dye the egg itself. They look cute and really just add a nice touch to your table. It is pretty much the same process where you use water and food coloring. The only difference is that you are forgetting about the eggshell and going right to the egg white itself.

 Below I included the instructions for basic colored eggs, crackled effect eggs, and a regular deviled egg recipe. Trying to give you as many options as possible. In my deviled eggs I use Goya Adobo with the red cap, you can find it in the ethnic aisle. This is a stable in my household (like in most hispanic houses) but you can substitute it with salt, pepper, and a little garlic powder. Really you can make it whatever way you prefer. Just have fun with it.

~Happy Egg Dying~

Ingredients: 
12 Hard boiled Eggs
6 Tablespoons of Mayonnaise
1/2 Tablespoon Grey Poupon Country Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Goya Adobo
3 diced rings of jarred jalapeño
Food coloring (neon colors)

 For the Colored Eggs:

1. Make sure that you have boiled and cooled off your hardboiled eggs.  Set aside six small bowls halfway with water (or more depending on the amount of colors that you want). Add food coloring to the water. The more drops you use the darker the color will become. On average 10 drops of dye should give you a nice color, but the back of the box should give you an idea on how much to use. The water will look darker than the actual color will be.

2. Remove the egg from the shell. Let sit in the dye from anywhere from 5-10 minutes depending on the intensity of the color you want. If you want to add streaks of color to the egg then place very small drops of color on the actual egg itself.

3. After you reach your desired color rinse them off and let your imagination go wild. I turned mine into deviled eggs, but you can slice them up in your salad for a little color, or just have a cool colored deviled egg to eat.

*For a little extra fun if you are making deviled eggs remove the yoke and place the egg face down in about a tablespoon of the dye. This way the rim of the deviled egg is colorful too!

 For Crackled Effect:

1.  Make sure your hardboiled egg has cooled.

2. Gently crack the surface of the egg-shell. You really need to be gentle so that you don’t just have blotches of color. Place in the dye and allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes on each side.

3. For more intense color just take the bottle of food color and place a dot of color over the cracks. Again allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes so that the dye penetrates the egg white.

4. Remove egg-shell and rinse off.

For Deviled Egg:

1. Boil your eggs for at least 10 minutes. Drain the water and rinse off with cold water. You may want to put the eggs in a bowl of ice water to make it easier to remove the shell.

2. Remove the shell and cut each egg in half lengthwise.

3. Remove each yoke and place them in a bowl. Repeat this for each egg.

4. With a fork mash together the yolk, adobo (or salt, pepper), jalapeno, mayonnaise, and mustard together. Make sure you do this to taste. If your  egg mixture is not smooth add more mayonnaise and mustard. You want it to be nice and smooth.

5. Take the egg mixture and put it in a ziplock bag (if you do not have a pastry bag.) and gently squeeze it all into one corner. Remove the tip of the ziplock bag and gently squeeze into each egg half.

6. Enjoy 🙂

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About Eunice

I like to joke that I am "a well of useless information" but for once I can share that information with people that might want to listen. I love trying new things and now I have an audience to share it with...hopefully. I hope you enjoy what you read :)

Posted on April 15, 2014, in Recipes, Side Dishes and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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