A while ago I wrote about how I saw some amazing images of Martha Stewart’s easter eggs, and had decided to try to replicate them. Lo and behold this project ended up being a total disaster. I’m not sure what Martha Stewart has up her sleeve, but my eggs didn’t even look remotely close to the pictures I saw of hers. I still wanted to color easter eggs. I’m not sure what the appeal is to me. I’m not exactly “into” easter in general, but the thought of making a boring old hard boiled egg bright and pretty really excites me.
In the search for a egg coloring project that was “more my speed” I remembered something I read a while ago about coloring brown eggs, and that you could get really nice jewel tones as a result. I went out and bought some basic Paas dye and some brown eggs, and decided to give it a whirl. Overall, I was pretty happy with the results. I’m not totally sure why they turned out so speckley and peeley looking, but I think they still look pretty cool.
Well, once you have a whole bunch of hard boiled eggs, there’s nothing else to do than make some deviled eggs! Reading Southern Living magazine last month gave me not only a great, basic, deviled egg recipe, but a lot of inspiration for deviled egg variations. Check out my spicy cajun shrimp variation below!
Basic Deviled Eggs recipe from Southern Living Magazine
12 large eggs, hard boiled
1/3 c. fat-free greek yogurt
2 oz. low fat cream cheese
1 T. chopped fresh parsley
1 t. dijon mustard
1/8 t. salt
Crack and peel the eggs. Slice each egg in half lengthwise and carefully remove yolks. Mash together yolks, yogurt and next 4 ingredients until smooth using a fork. Spoon yolk mixture into egg white halves. Serve immediately or chill one hour before serving.
Betsy’s Cajun Shrimp Variation
1/2 c. finely chopped, cooked shrimp
1 minced green onion
1 T. diced red bell pepper
1 t. Old Bay seasoning
1 t. sriracha or other hot sauce
***I pretty much eye-balled all these measurements FYI
Add ingredients to the basic recipe ingredients listed above.
I love the way the egg whites sometimes get dyed too. Very festive!