So what do you do on a dreary, rainy, cold February day?
Why you make happy, cheerful Spring Eggs of course!
I saw this idea on Pinterest and I loved it: deviled eggs with a pastel flair! They are very simple to make but here are the steps:
Hard boil your eggs, peel and cut in half:
Scoop out yolks. (We mix them with mayo, relish, mustard, salt and pepper):
Put the empty whites into glasses with water, 3 drops of food coloring and a splash of apple cider vinegar:
The sample I was copying had lovely pastel eggs. Mine came out to a much brighter jewel tone. I soaked them for 10 minutes, so that is too long if you want pastel. They look light when you fish them out but they darken as they dry. Dry on paper towels:
After they dry, just fill with the yolk filling. The sample I copied also had a lovely cake decorating tip to make a pretty swirl out of the yolk. Not having anything remotely resembling baking equipment, I used a teaspoon:
To see the lovely pastel one I was copying click here. Hers look more like Easter eggs and mine look more like party eggs.
I did not use my own eggs for this. Our eggs are too fresh. We would have to age them for at least two weeks to get them ‘stale’ enough to peel easily. Store bought eggs are plenty stale and peel beautifully.
Now if only I had a party to take these to…. anybody wanna come over for some Spring Eggs?
(Added later) Due to pressure from the peanut gallery (the comment section), I have sacrificed 4 eggs– one of each color– to show what egg salad would look like. I am pretty sure you would not catch Martha Stewart serving anything close to this!