This post was inspired by the pastel eggs going around on Pinterest. I wanted to see how hard they were to make. Turns out they’re incredibly easy! Well, for me anyway, as I didn’t have anything to do with them other than suggestion to my mom that she make them.
How to Make Pastel Deviled Eggs
The directions are fairly simple, as long as you already know how to make regular deviled eggs. I don’t, but my mom does, so she actually did the majority of the hard work. This is how we did it:
Step 1: Hard-boil the eggs, let cool, then peel. When they fall apart and look like crap, chuck them back in the container, say “I plan to make egg salad later anyway,” go to the store and buy a bag of the precooked hard-boiled eggs. Cut them in half. Or, you know, boil them right the first time and use the eggs you have. I hear if you add baking soda to the water, it helps them peel easier.
Step 2: Make your deviled egg stuffing stuff. There are so many different recipes and ways of doing this, but basically you mash the yolks together with mayo, mustard, and whatever spices you use. I like a little salt (just a smidge) and some paprika.
Step 3: Dye the egg whites. Just put a few drops of food coloring into a cup along with 1/2 cup water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. I used about 5 drops of coloring to reach my desired shade. Use less for really light-colored eggs, or more for darker ones.Drop the egg whites into the cups, let them sit until they’re the right color for you, then put them on a paper towel to dry.
Step 4. Add the deviled eggs mixture, arrange on a pretty plate, take 10,000 pictures to find one that properly portrays the prettiness of these eggs.This is my end result:
They turned out pretty awesome, didn’t they? Although this was inspired by an Easter-related recipe, it would also work great for baby showers. Or, play with the colors a bit and use them for wedding showers, using the colors of the wedding. You could pretty much use them for any type of party, really.