When it comes to holidays, I tend to err on the festive side when it comes to food. I’m that girl that is browsing Pinterest late at night looking for a fun way to make an otherwise traditional dish. So you can imagine how excited I was when I came across the idea of pastel-colored deviled eggs. First off, let me say how much I love pastels, especially this time of year, so I was eager to try these out for myself. Now while I do consider myself rather crafty, I’ve had a few Pinterest fails in the past so I was crossing my fingers that this would not be one of those moments. Needless to say, I nailed it! (Not that this is difficult by any means) If you are looking for a fun way to add some color to your Easter dinner, this is definitely a way to do it.
First, I hard-boil two dozen eggs (more or less depending on your guest amount). There are a couple different ways you can hard-boil an egg (in boiling water or in the oven). I prefer to harden my eggs in the oven. To do this, simply put your eggs into muffin tins, add a small amount of water in the tins, bake for 30 minutes at 325 degrees. When your eggs are done, place them in an ice bath to stop the cooking.
Once your eggs have cooled, peel off the shells and carefully half your eggs. After doing this, remove the yoke from the center and place them in a mixing bowl.
Next comes the fun part! Depending on how many colors you want, you’ll need to gather bowls for each color. You can use cereal bowls or glasses (both work just fine). Make sure there are no pieces of the yoke left on the egg and then dip them into the colored water. If you want lighter pastel colors, leave your eggs in the water for about 5-6 minutes. If you’d like a brighter color, keep the eggs in the water for at least 10 minutes (experimentation is key).
Once you are finished dyeing your eggs, carefully remove them from the colored water and place them with the hollow part facing down on a paper towel to dry. Once they are dry, you can begin to fill the center with your deviled egg mixture.
I always top my deviled eggs with a paprika and dill garnish! Enjoy!