Deviled eggs are classic.
You see them at every picnic, BBQ, and summer party.
July 4th is one of the biggest summer celebrations and these deviled eggs are PERFECT, they are red, white and blue, they are easy to make and I’m giving all my tips for perfect hard boiled eggs away along with how to make them into these super-fun colors that everyone will be sure to swoon over. Really I could NOT believe the reaction I got from these. Everyone loved them.
I am also sharing with you how I make these healthier than traditional deviled eggs.
They taste so delicious, they fooled everyone into thinking they had the full fat mayo in them.
I just love when that happens, don’t you?
How to hard boil eggs:
Place a dozen eggs into a 4 qt pot. Cover eggs by an inch of water. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil uncovered. Once the water has come to a boil, turn the heat off, cover pot with lid and let pot sit on another (cool) burner. Time the eggs large 15 minutes, extra large 17 minutes, and jumbo eggs 19 minutes. Set a timer.
Once the timer has gone off, pour off the hot water and replace it with cold water covering the eggs and 2 cups of ice. Allow the eggs to cool for at least 15 minutes.
Gently smack the bottom of the egg (the wider part of the egg is on the bottom) on the counter and begin peeling eggs. The thin membrane has a gap between the egg and the shell at the bottom when the eggs are hard boiled and once you start to peel the eggs from the bottom the membrane will be broken and make it easier to peel them. The membrane should come off with the egg shell. Some eggs are more difficult to peel than others. I’ve made hard boiled eggs with “fresher” eggs, older egg and soem times I have trouble, but all in all I have the most success with this method.
Slice all the eggs in half length wise.
Before I get into the rest of the post about eggs, I thought I’d share with you my new favorite knife. I just love this Cook’s Utility Knife from Rada. Rada Knives are all Made in the USA and you won’t believe how reasonable they are. I have been using Rada Knives for over 15 years now and I just love that I can afford to add knives to my collection when ever I want and they won’t make me go broke. Their knife sharpener works wonderfully. I always have sharp knives and it’s really easy to use. It even sharpens their serrated knives. I’m not being compensated by Rada, I just thought I’d share with you something I use everyday in my kitchen with you. They have a large selection of knives so if you are interested here is a link to the Rada Website. I think I’m going to order knives for gifts, who wouldn’t want a new knife. I just wrote a list of gift ideas and this one is going at the top of the list.
remove the yolks to a medium bowl.
Mix one cup hot water with one teaspoon Americolor food coloring and a tablespoon white distilled vinegar, mix it up well so the eggs to get spots from unmixed color.
Place the egg white halfes into the bowl with color and soak them for 1-2 minutes or until desired color is reached.
Mix egg yolks with a pastry cutter until there are no lumps. A fork will work if you don’t have a pastry cutter, but a pastry cutter just makes it easier. Then add all the ingredients in the recipe for this delicious “skinny” version of deviled eggs and whip it up nice and smooth with a spatula.
place mixture into a piping bag fitted with a 2D tip and pipe into the egg white halves.
- 1 dozen hard boiled eggs
- ¼ cup non fat plain yogurt (or desired amount)
- 1 tablespoon mayonaise ( I prefer Hellman’s/ Best Foods)
- ½ teaspoon dry mustard
- salt & pepper
- Cut eggs in half and take out yolks and place them in a medium bowl.
- Use a pastry cutter or fork to break up yolk until it’s super fine.
- Add yogurt, mayo, mustard, s&p and whip up with spatula until smooth and creamy.
- Place mixture into piping bag fitted with a 2D tip.
- Mix 1 cup hot water and 1 teaspoon Americolor food coloring and 1 teaspoon vinegar. The vinegar helps the color stay bright, I tried it both ways and the eggs with vinegar have a brighter color.
- Place egg whites into the colored water and let sit until desired color is achieved about 1-2 minutes.
- Take out egg whites and place on paper towel to allow excess color to drip off.
- Then arrange eggs on platter.
- Pipe the egg yolk mixture into the egg white halves.
Just imagine these sitting at your next event!
The possibilites are endless for the color options you could create.
Nothing says America like the Red, White and Blue!
I even made some eggs to have all three colors on each.
They were a bit more time consuming, but so cute.
I wore plastic gloves so my finders wouldn’t get stained by the color and took each egg and dipped each side into the colors. I switched gloves so there wasn’t any transfer of the colors.
I hope these show up at your next party.
Speaking of PARTIES…..
Take a look at what some of my blogging friends came up with to celebrate this July 4th. They all look delicious!
1. Berry Cheesecake Crumb Tart from Hungry Couple NYC
2. California Burgers from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
3. 4th of July Ice Cream Cones from Roxana’s Home Baking
4. Red, White & Blueberry Parfaits from Cravings of a Lunatic
5. Red, White & Blue Deviled Eggs from Created by Diane
6. Summer Berry Pizza from Magnolia Days
7. Sparkling Pineapple Cake Martini from The Messy Baker
8. Red, White & Bleu Mac ‘N Cheese from Juanita’s Cocina
9. Red, White & Blue Vanilla Bean Spritzers from Pineapple and Coconut
10. Red, White & Blue S’mores Pies from Big Bears Wife
11. Lemon Raspberry Sugarless Cookies from What Smells so Good
12. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Squares from Chocolate Moosey
13. Berry Trifle from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
14. Watermelon Mojito Ice Pops from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen