Dyed Egg Whites and Easy Deviled Eggs
We have probably all dyed eggs for Easter creating fun designs and beautiful colors, but what about the inside of the egg? Have you ever tried to dye the egg whites? I found it was so easy and didn’t take long for a cheerful, bright presentation! How lovely would these look on your Easter table? Or dye them in red and blue for a 4th of July bbq! The possibilities are endless! I also think they would look lovely chopped up in potato salad or egg salad! Let me show you how to dye the egg whites, and some easy tips for perfect deviled eggs!
You will need
hard boiled eggs
8-10 drops of food coloring
1/2 tbsp Vinegar per color used
1/2 cup water per color
For the deviled eggs you will need
salt and pepper to taste
To dye your eggs, first cook them. Once they are boiled and cooled peel them. Just before you peel them, prepare your water. I only did 3 eggs to try it out and only used 3 colors. You will need 1/2 cup water, 1/2 tbsp vinegar and 8-10 drops of food coloring depending on the intensity of the color you desire. Make sure it is stirred well.
Now, once your water is prepared and your eggs are peeled, cut them in half and put the yolk in a bowl. Have a cute, little kitchen helper drop the egg whites into the prepared colors.
I only let them stay in the water for just 5 minutes and the colors were all very vibrant. I you are going for more pastel shades, take them out sooner.
Once they are the desired shade, you are going to take them out and lay them upside down on a paper towel so all of the dye can drain out of them and they can dry. They are already flipped over in this picture, but you can get an idea of the color!
Now. lets let them dry while we prepare the deviled eggs. Mash up your egg yolks that you set aside in a bowl. I don’t measure my ingredients usually for deviled eggs, it is more by watching the texture. Since I only did 3 eggs, I maybe used 1 1/2 tbsp of mayo? Just put small amounts in and mix well so you don’t end up with too much! You can always add more, but you can’t take it away! My “secret ingredient” is pickle juice. Again, you don’t need a lot! It helps give them great flavor without tasting like pickles! Once your mixture is a nice, creamy consistency put it in a sandwich baggie and cut off the end.
Simply pipe the filling into your eggs. You can get fancy and pipe into a nice design or just simply drop it in. It is so much easier than scooping it into each egg with a spoon! I don’t know about you, but deviled eggs aren’t something that gets made a lot here because they are kind of a pain. This method definitely makes them easier and quicker!
That is it! You are done! Just in time to add a lovely accent to your Easter table!