No fab Five post for today because Easter Fest continues on through next week! Bring on the eggs. One Easter tradition at our house usually includes dyeing the shell of hard boiled eggs, but why not dye the eggs out of their shell this year? It can be done and is a fun way to include deviled eggs, another Easter tradition, on your Easter menu.
I just used regular old food coloring from the grocery store baking isle. I did however select to use the neon variety. You just remove the shell from your hard boiled egg, cut each egg in half, and remove the yolk and reserve for later. Then you dye the whites of the eggs just like you would when you dye and egg with it’s shell on.
Some colors take longer than others to achieve the level of darkness that you want. I used pink, purple, and turquoise. The turquoise took the least amount of time to get the intensity that I wanted. Both the pink and purple took some time. I found this to be a fun way to dye eggs and bring some color to your Easter dinner.
- 10 hard boiled eggs
- food coloring
- 1 tsp vinegar for each color you are using
- ½ cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip or half of each (I use Miracle Whip)
- Remove the shells from the hard boiled eggs and slice each egg in half.
- Remove the yolks from the egg halves and place in a bowl. Set the yolks aside.
- Get enough glasses or mugs for the number of colors you want to use. Fill the mugs or glasses ⅔ of the way full with cold water.
- Add 3 drops of desired food coloring along with 1 tsp vinegar to each mug or cup.
- Place egg whites in the mugs and allow to sit in the food coloring until desired color is reached. I could fit 3 egg whites in each of my mugs at a time.
- Remove whites from dye and drain on a plate lined with a couple of paper towels.
- Take the reserved yolks and mash them with a fork. Then mix in the ½ cup mayonnaise with the mashed yolk.
- Pipe or spoon the yolk mix into the colored egg whites. Makes 20 deviled egg halves.
Adapted from Foodjimoto.