Easter devilled eggs

    1 hour 45 min

    This retro recipe gets a colourful boost that kids just love! They also make a change from chocolate eggs at Easter! Use any desired food colouring to tint the egg whites before filling. Keep a few plain ones on the side to keep everyone happy!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 12 large eggs
    • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise or creamy salad dressing
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • hot chilli sauce, to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
    • 4 drops red food colouring, or as needed
    • 4 drops blue food colouring, or as needed
    • 4 drops green food colouring, or as needed
    • cold water as needed

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:1hr soaking  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Place eggs into a large saucepan, cover with cold water, and bring to the boil. Let eggs boil for 3 minutes; turn off heat, cover pot, and let eggs cook in hot water for at least 20 minutes. Drain and cover eggs with cold water. Peel cooled eggs.
    2. Slice hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise and remove yolks; mash yolks in a bowl with mayo, salt, black pepper, hot chilli sauce and dry mustard until smooth.
    3. Place red, blue and green food colouring into 3 different bowls; add about 250ml water to each bowl. Steep 8 egg white halves in each bowl, tinting the egg whites pink, light blue and green. If colour is too pale, add more colouring to bowls. Drain coloured egg whites on kitchen roll.
    4. Pipe or spoon egg yolk filling into coloured egg white halves; cover and chill before serving, at least 30 minutes.

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    I wanted to make this recipe mainly for the colored egg part; however, I did scale it down and follow the recipe exactly. I hated the boiling method because it was a pain to get the shells off. My tried and true method never fails me, whether the eggs are fresh or old. So I will stick to that. I scaled the recipe down to try the filling and my husband said, "Where's the pickle relish?" I didn't think it was anything special either, so I made the rest according to my usual recipe with pickle relish and mayo. I had to double the food coloring to get the shade I wanted and it took about 15 minutes of soaking time. I think the colored deviled eggs will be a fun addition to the Easter dinner menu, especially for the Grands.  -  30 Mar 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I did add just a little Worcestershire sauce and some vinegar to the filling, but that's just a personal taste preference. This is a fun way to style up Easter Eggs and turn an ordinary deviled egg into one with more eye appeal. Good idea Nancy Clancy.  -  30 Mar 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I've saved this recipe in my recipe box a while ago but I tried for the first time Saturday and boy am I glad I saved the recipe ~ The eggs came out so beautiful. I received a lot of rave over them ~ I thought this was a great idea from the start and now there will be other ladies in the church trying out this simple but great idea of a recipe ~ They're not just for Easter but can be used for gatherings such as baby showers, etc. Thank you Nancy Clancy for posting your recipe ~ Sincerely, Mrs. Robin Burns  -  20 Apr 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)