If you want your deviled eggs to be the star of the party, how about making them into these cute little Easter Chicks. They are rather simple to make and “cheep” too. This week you can pick up eggs at Walgreens for $1 a dozen and many stores have them even less than that. SO are you ready to get started? You will need (whole project takes about 45 minutes)
- 3 Quart Cooking Pot with lid
- zip lock bag or pipping bag
- 12 eggs
- 1/3 cup Mayo
- 3-4 Tablespoons pickle juice
- 1 baby carrot
- 1 pickle
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh Spinach cut into shreds (to look like grass)
I have found the best way to make boiled eggs is to put 12 in the bottom of a 3 quart pan. Cover with water (have the water about 1 inch over the eggs). With the lid off bring the eggs to a boil once they have reached a FULL rolling boil, let them boil for 2 minutes. Turn the heat off, put the lid on and let them stand for 15 minutes. Once 15 minutes has passed take them out and put them in an ice bath cooling them, so you can then peel them. Once you have all 12 eggs peeled, cut a SMALL section off the wide end, this will create a flat surface so the eggs can stand up and not roll on the plate. On the narrow end cut a wider section off that will become the chicks hat (about 1/3 of the egg) Carefully pop the yolks out into a bowl. Depending on where the yolk was in the egg, part of it may be in the hat portion. If you need to cut the yolk up a bit so the egg does not break apart. Use a fork to smash the yolks into small pieces. If you do not get them small enough your middles will be rather lumpy… so get it as small as you can. Once you have the yolks broken up add 1/3 cup mayo, 3 tablespoons pickle juice, add salt and pepper to taste. If you find your mixture is still to thick you can thin it down with more pickle juice. Mix well and place in a ziplock bag or a pipping bag that you would normally use from frosting. To make the Chicks eyes cut a small pickle length wise , into 4 thin strips. Then cut those thin strips into even smaller section to create a little eye. Do the same thing to a baby carrot, but cut the 4 thin strips into a triangle shape for the chicks beak. Cut the corner off the end of your zip lock back with a pair of scissors, and fill each egg. Place the top of the egg back on at an angle so you can see the chicks face. Add the eyes and beak and you are done. I shredded some spinach to create the look of grass, and simple as that you have created some very cute little chicks. You almost feel guilty when you bite their little heads off…lol.
Hope you enjoy this simple money saving recipe!
I first saw this idea on Pops And Podge