What says Memorial Day or Fourth of July better than red, white, and blue deviled eggs? Perfect side dish for summertime picnics and get togethers. I used this recipe, and despite an almost Pinterest Fail on my part, I think they turned out rather nice looking! Oh, and they taste great as well
Boil the eggs
First step in this recipe is to boil the eggs. Place a dozen raw eggs into a pan and cover with cool water. Bring the water to boiling and boil for 10 minutes. Turn burner off, but leave pan to sit on burner for another 20 minutes. Pour off the water that is covering the eggs, and add cold water to the pan. Soak the eggs in the cold water for about 10 minutes to cool off.
Dye the egg whites
Peel the boiled eggs under luke warm water. This is the easiest way to get nice looking peeled eggs. As you can see from mine, they aren’t all pretty, but they will do in a pinch. Add the peeled eggs to a bowl of water and add blue food coloring. The more food coloring you use, the less time it takes for the eggs to absorb the dye. I let mine sit for about one hour.
Carefully slice the eggs in half and dry. Place on your serving plate.
Make the filling
Put the egg yolks into a small bowl. Add about 1/2 cup of mayonnaise and a squirt of mustard. I add a dash of white vinegar for a tangy middle. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Mix all ingredients together until smooth. (This part is very important if you are going to pipe the filling into the eggs! Let me repeat. Mix until SMOOTH. I say this because I had small lumps left in my filling, and while I was piping, I got a lump stuck in the piping tip. I squeezed and squeezed and the filling burst out of my piping bag and all over! That is why in the finished picture, some eggs are piped, and some are spooned. I almost had a Pinterest Fail, but I persevered.) Add red dye to the filling mixture. Stir mix and keep adding dye until you get the color you want.
Add filling to eggs
At this point you can add your filling to your egg bases by spoon or by piping them in. It looks really festive if you can manage to pipe them in, but no one is going to complain if you spoon them in, I promise.
Share your finished product with friends and family! I hope you enjoy making these festive eggs. What red, white, and blue foods do you make for summer holidays? I’d love to hear your go to recipes! Comment them below!