Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dyed Deviled Eggs

Hey everyone! I tend to only re-post something when it's been popular and I think you'll have fun with it... Well these Dyed Deviled Eggs fit the bill! Years ago someone mentioned that she dyes the peeled hard boiled egg itself before she cuts them in half to make deviled eggs.
This had been on my mind, so I thought I'd try it!

Here is a perfect method for hard boiled eggs, I promise it works and you don't need old eggs, salt, vinegar or anything else. In many batches I have only had one egg break as I was putting it into the boiling water and never one dinged up egg from peeling.
  1. Take eggs out of the fridge and set aside.
  2. Boil enough water in a big enough pot to cover the amount of eggs you want to make. 
  3. Carefully add the eggs to the boiling water one by one with a big spoon.
  4. Reduce the heat just a bit, you still want the water boiling but not crazy. 
  5. Boil for 15 minutes.
  6. Drain hot water, and cover eggs with cold water till cool. I pour the cold water off a couple times. 
  7. Drain water and peel or refrigerate until ready to peel. 
  8. Peel under running cold water.
Now for the fun part! I used Martha Stewart's dye recipe, all pantry ingredients.
  1. One tsp white vinegar (I used cider vinegar) and 5 to 20 drops of food coloring per one cup of hot water. 
  2. Peel the eggs, and dip them into the different colors. Let them sit until you've achieved a color that you like. Blot dry.
  3. Cut in half and make your favorite Deviled Egg recipe! 
  4. Have fun watching everyone flip over the cool eggs:@)
  • I used 4 drops of food coloring and let them sit in the cup for about 7 minutes.
  • I did taste just the white of the egg and I could not taste any vinegar.
  • Try to keep your colored eggs separate until serving time, sometimes the colors will run into each other a bit.
  • Just imagine them for every holiday or in sports team colors!
This is the cutter I used ($2.99 at TJ Maxx a couple years ago) and Wilton 1M tip for the filling:
Make something special this Easter and have a happy day:@)

PS-I did try a deeper color HERE...

And these are naturally dyed by making Red Beet Pickled Eggs, recipe HERE...

These Bacon and Jalapeno Deviled Eggs were naturally dyed by making Amish Mustard Pickled Eggs.

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  1. Oh FUN! These would be great to delight anyone of any age. Thanks for sharing that wonderful Easter idea with us. I saw your post over at the "Cowgirl Up" link party.

  2. This is so cute, Lynn. I can think of so many different holiday applications, too.

  3. I would NEVER have thought of this! We have little ones in the family and colored eggs to peel are always an issue, so this is perfect.

  4. These are so fun - I NEVER would have thought to dye the inner egg! Makes them much more interesting and almost a centerpiece!

  5. Hy Lynn, this is really funny...on Easter morning I will prepare them and think o f you, TY, hugs Flavia

  6. Those are cool! The outside of my eggs are dyed naturally (brown & green) but it would be cool to dye the egg itself.

  7. Love the dyed eggs, so festive. Yours look great, I'll try your method, mine never look as presentable.

  8. I tried this back in January when we had our daughter's baby shower. We all knew she was having a boy and so I dyed the eggs a robin egg blue. They turned out fantastic and everyone commented on how pretty they were.....they were good too, lol. Thanks for sharing this with us. The color possibilities are endless.
    Susanne :)

  9. These are really cute! My kiddos who surprisingly love deviled eggs will get a real kick out of these.

    Just wanted to say thanks for visiting on foodie Friday. Stop by any time!

  10. Lynn i've seen these on your sidebar but never got the details.
    wow...so simple...i'll be doing them this year...the grands love deviled eggs...wait till they see the 'spruced' up eggs :D

  11. This is such a great idea. I made red and blue for the 4th of July and it was a big hit and they were gone so fast I never got a picture! Plan to re-re-post again next Easter...it's that good.

  12. These are so pretty and they sound like fun to do. My grandsons will be with us for Easter and you've given me a project they can help do. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  13. Hi Lynn,
    the eggs look supernice. I love the soft colors and the beet colored, too. Amazing effect.
    best greetings, Johanna

  14. I love the pastel eggs! They are so pretty on the plate. What tasty morsels!

  15. Those are so pretty and perfect for Easter with the pastel colors.

    I wonder if it's having the water already boiling before adding the eggs that is the secret? I though I had found the secret by plunging the hard boiled eggs into ice water but then I had a batch that didn't peel well. I'll try this way!

  16. These are so pretty. I have not dyed an egg in probably 15 years. Better shape up.

  17. I sure hope I can remember to dye MY eggs on the inside this year! I have seen your photo pinned a million times, so everyone will be doing it now. It is such a cute idea!!
    Thanks for telling us how you did it.


  18. Okay I love these - now this is my question - maybe dumb - did you mean you store the eggs in water in the icebox - you didn't mention draining - maybe that is what my problem is. sandie

  19. Cook, cool in cold water, drain and store in fridge if you won't be making them for a while.
    Thanks Sandie, I've clarified this in the directions:@)

  20. I've never made these before because my family aren't keen on eggs. I should just make a batch for myself! They look delicious.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  21. Wow, I never knew that...See you can teach an old dog new tricks!!!

  22. Those eggs look so good and so pretty. Seems like every post I look at is food and I haven't eaten supper yet. I love deviled eggs and yours look extra specially good and perfect for an Easter or spring luncheon.

  23. I made those eggs and am going to blog about them! I love them, and have shared the idea with my friends and co-workers over the last six years and they love them! I like how you used the cutter too. I may have to try that.

  24. This is so cute. I love this idea of an easy way to spice up the appearance of the platter. Great idea - thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  25. Those are pretty deviled eggs. Love it.

  26. I love how those look. I always sprinkle some of Earl's relatives on top!
    I will try your method with the eggs again. I still had some that were hard to peel, which drives me nuts!
    Hey did you get mail from me? You should have it by now!

  27. These eggs are so pretty! I love how well the eggs too the dye and make such intense pastels. I'm going to try!

  28. Hi Lynn,
    I can't wait to make a plate of these colorful eggs for Easter. Fun!
    Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  29. love love love!!!!! Thanks,t his is a great idea.

  30. Love this cute twist on deviled eggs - will so be doing this on Sunday! Would love it if you would link this project up at my Sassy Sunday Bloghop, going on until Thursday night!


    Happy Easter! - Jen

  31. This looks like fun! Oh, let the imagination run wild with colors. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing. :0)

  32. Hi there - new reader here! I did dyed devilled eggs this year too - except I decided to dye the yolks as well which resulted in an interesting final product - ha ha ha!! They tasted great but my husband couldn't quite get past eating green and pink eggs. I like the way yours turned out. They look very appealing.

  33. What a wonderful idea. I hadn't thought of this. Even tho I won't get these done for Easter this year, I think I will do this this just for the fun of it the next time I make deviled eggs. I will also have to make pickled eggs the next time I make pickled beets. I had forgotten that you could do that. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great Easter.

  34. OK...glad you immediately answered what was going to be my first question: Can you taste the vinegar? I'm going to take you at your word on that and try this because I just think these are so cute! I do have visions of many color themed occasions dancing in my head! :-) Thank you!!!

  35. I must ask. How do you get the darker colors? Love the true red and blue. Do you add additional coloring or leave them longer. If so how much or how long? Thanks


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