Monday, April 21, 2014

Devilishly Good Easter Eggs



I have seen these cute little Easter-inspired Deviled Eggs posted in the Interwebs for the past few years. I always thought “How cute, I have to try that someday.”

Apparently, that some day for me was Easter eve, between making and eating dinner. This is a project not to be taken lightly, and is not to be done between making and eating dinner.

First things first, you need to hard boil a dozen eggs.  If you’re anything like me (and I am) you need to look up how to perfectly hard boil eggs, as the last time I did that was, oh, a million years ago.  I found The Incredible Edible Egg which made it easy.  Bring eggs to just a boil then take off the heat, cover and let cool for 12 minutes.

The site even mentions that very fresh eggs are harder to peel.  I also learned this by experience, adding probably an hour to the prep time.  What also adds to the prep time is not properly cooling the eggs before peeling, so egg peels up with the shell. Ugh. Should have read that part.

Once the eggs were peeled, I pierced into them in a zig zag. I used a small, non serrated knife, and only cut into the egg white, not the yolk. I cut some of the eggs just above the equator, and some higher, as I figure I am making little creatures, not robots.

Hmm, new idea, make robot eggs…


As with deviled eggs, all the yolks were placed in a separate bowl and mashed together with a fork until the yolks were small crumbles.

I added Mayo, this is to taste or consistency, I don’t like the yolk to be too creamy with mayo, so I added tablespoon by tablespoon until I got it right.

Then I added about ¼ teaspoon of prepared yellow mustard, a pinch of salt and dash of garlic powder, all to taste.

I used a zip lock bag to pipe the yolk mixture into the egg whites.


For the eyes, they are small pieces of olives, most of these chicks I did with small pieces of olive, for the one with all the close ups, I used the ends of 2 olives, and ate the rest. You’re welcome.

The beaks and feet are carrots. I use baby carrots, as there is less to chop.

The beak was a small triangular piece, and for the feet I used a slivered round piece of carrot, cut a V then placed at base of egg.

Some of these cuties I put hats on (the top of the egg white), others became more chicks, mmm.

Hope this was helpful, tell me how it goes for you!





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17 comments:

  1. I've seen this done, but also never tried. Your photos really show the steps well! Thanks alot and this is certainly on the list next year :)
    I can see my 4 year old helping pipe the filling in!

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  2. Don't forget to wash your hands first!

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  3. The one at the bottom with the big olive eyes is killng me with cuteness!

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  4. OMG, you devilish eggs are adorable.......I bet they were a hit on the Easter table.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  5. HOW ADORABLE!!!!!!! I wouldn't want to eat these creative creations! ha ha!

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  6. hahah how cute!! #TastyTuesdays x

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  7. These are super cute!! Like the olives :)
    Thanks for sharing @ Share Your Stuff Tuesdays :)
    Rachael @ http://www.parentingandhomeschoolinginfaith.com

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  8. I've seen these on Pinterest. So cute! :)

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  9. Oh my - they're so cute!

    Patricia @ ButterYum.org

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  10. I don't know how I've been on the internet as much as I have and never seen these - totes adorbz! Thanks so much for sharing, found you over on the Freedom Friday Linky!

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  11. Jennifer, these are adorable!! I'm so glad you shared them with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

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  12. Omigosh, those are adorable. Thanks for linking up!

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  13. These are so cute and perfect low carb treats for me too! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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  14. How adorable! These would be really cute to make when the grandchildren are over. :-) Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you'll join us again this Thursday.
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

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  15. These are so cute! Love the one with the big olive eyes. Thank you for sharing this and your yummy pototo salad at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    Blessings, Deborah

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  16. Too cute! My grands would love them. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. These are almost too cute to eat! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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