Cheap Recipe: Easy Deviled Easter Eggs

5 Apr

For a printable version of this recipe and complete ingredients listing, click here.  

Easy deviled easter eggs

Absorbed Easter egg dye only adds to the charm of these festive little cuties.

If the Easter bunny left behind a few too many colored eggs at your house over the weekend, don’t fret. A batch of these easy deviled eggs will quickly clear them out of your refrigerator door!

Marbelized hard-boiled Easter egg.

We call the dyed ones with cracks "lizard eggs" because they look so neat after they're peeled.

Thanks for this recipe post ultimately go to my mom, Linda, who graciously let me invade her kitchen to photograph her while she whipped these up from the remnants of the kids’ egg-coloring adventure at her house this weekend.

Start with about 2 dozen hard-boiled eggs (Easter or otherwise).

Peel eggs and slice in half lengthwise. Remove solid yolks and place them in a large bowl.

Easter eggs shells.

Amend your garden mulch with Easter egg shells to enrich soil and keep destructive slugs at bay.

 

 
 

Homemade dyed Easter eggs.

Homemade dyed Easter eggs.

Gardener’s Note: Don’t forget to save the broken shells when you peel Easter eggs–they make a charming and colorful mulch amendment around your hosta bed that will keep garden slugs at bay and enrich your soil with calcium!

With a fork, mash the yolks into small, crumbling pieces. Slice softened butter into small pieces and blend with egg yolks.

Mashed yolks with butter and mustard.

Mash yolks, butter and mustard into a creamy paste.

Add about ½ cup of mustard, but don’t depend too heavily on the exact measurement. Just squirt and mix until mixture is mostly creamy.

Fill decorator's (or Ziplock-style) bag with yolk mixture.

Fill decorator's (or Ziplock-style) bag with yolk mixture.

Wilton #106 tip

A Wilton #106 decorator's tip makes a cool filling design.

Salt to taste and stir in about a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce (again, don’t worry about getting out your measuring spoons; just eyeball it.)

Mix in about half a tablespoon of paprika. Don’t stump your toe on it because you’re going to be using more for the topping.

Pipe yolk mixture into egg white halves.

Pipe yolk mixture into egg white halves.

Spoon the mixture either straight into the egg white halves or cut the tip out of a plastic freezer bag and drop a medium-to-large frosting decorating tip in the bottom. (A Wilton #106 drop-flower icing tip makes a lovely design.) Squeeze yolk mixture into egg white halves.

Top with paprika and chives as desired.

Top with paprika and chives as desired.

Sprinkle additional paprika and chives over the tops of eggs. Serve immediately or refrigerate in a covered container.

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3 Responses to “Cheap Recipe: Easy Deviled Easter Eggs”

  1. Kim April 7, 2010 at 10:46 AM #

    Your timing is perfect. I was just thinking of making some of these for Mr. Picky to take in his lunchbox. I can stick two of them together and then they’re not so messy!

    • Gracie April 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM #

      🙂 I try.
      Can you get him to eat mustard and yolk?? Jamie just eats the whites and hides the rest or slips it to the dog. I remember hating egg yolk when I was his age, so I don’t force it on him; I remember it is an acquired taste. But seriously, Squirt will eat deviled eggs already?

  2. Kim April 8, 2010 at 8:42 AM #

    Yes, it’s one of the few things he does like. I told him I was thinking of deviled eggs for his lunch, and he says, “Won’t that be a mess?” That kid is always thinking.

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