Easter will soon be here! Why not make a healthy alternative to Easter eggs and try out these Pastel Deviled Eggs with the kids!? Not only are they super fun to make, but they are also delicious and nutritious to eat. So keep in mind that every single egg will make two deviled eggs. So if you want 10 pieces, only use 5 eggs. I have a Scentsy party this weekend so I am going to go ahead and use 10 eggs.
Here are the ingredients you are going to need:
- hard boiled eggs
- mayonnaise (about 1/2 cup for 10 eggs)
- food colouring
- apple cider vinegar
Place your eggs in a pot of water, and bring the water to a boil. Once it has reached a boil, turn the heat to low and cover the eggs. Let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes. I usually take the eggs out when they float.
Let your eggs cool for a fair while, and then peel them gently. Once they are all peeled, you can cut them in halves. Don't worry too much if some of the white egg-halves tear a wee bit. The filling should hide that well enough... or you can just eat that one. No harm done.
Take your yolks and put them in a separate bowl. You can mash them together with your desired amount of mayonnaise. Sometimes I add diced peppers or onions as well. Others add mustard, freshly ground pepper and that sort of thing. You can Google some cool ingredients for that part for sure. Just make sure the kids will still eat it! Once that is done, it is time to play with the food colouring.
Take as many cups as you want colours, and make your diluted colours. I would fill the cups about half way with water and add a few drops of colour. Then add a teaspoonful of cider vinegar in each glass as well. Put your white egg-halves in the variety of colours and then remove them once they have become the desired pastel colour.
You can let them drain on a paper towel. There is nothing more slippery than wet eggs and I don't want my dog to enjoy them all once they hit the floor.
Then you can scoop your yolk mixture back into the egg-halves. I like to use a pretty icing decorator tool that I bought from Walmart. It is the Wilton Decorator and it cost me $12 but it has created many pretty cupcakes and deviled eggs for sure. You can also just use a sandwich bag and snip off the corner as a "icing decorator bag" if you prefer.
Then sprinkle some ground paprika over the eggs, and voila! Let me know when you have completed this project so that I can come over and help you eat them. Om nom nom, get in my belly!
Thanks FoodJimoto.com for this lovely tutorial!