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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Patriotic Eggs for Memorial Day! -from "Happier Than A Pig In Mud"

Red, White and Blue Deviled Eggs!

Hey everyone! Planning for Memorial Day? Let's show our colors and WOW everyone at the Bar-B-Que with fancy deviled eggs! My all time most viewed post is Dyed Deviled Eggs and I want to make sure everyone knows that dyes aren't just for Easter.

Standard Egg Dye: 1 tsp vinegar, 5-20 drops food coloring, 1 cup hot tap water (***see notes below).
Hard boil eggs, peel 'em and dip them till you get the color you want. The easiest is white... oh yea, I do crack myself up:@)
Cut in half and make your favorite Deviled Egg recipe.


After you peel your eggs make sure you run them under cold water and get everything from the shell off. If anything is left on it will get darker then rub off leaving a white spot on your egg.
Peel, cut and pop the yolk out of all the white eggs you plan to use and keep them separate, they will pick up die from your fingers or touching the other eggs while they're wet. Keep red and blue separate too. I washed my hands between each color.
***I didn't want these pastel, so I used 25 drops of red and 20 drops of blue with 1/2 tsp vinegar and only 1/2 cup of water. The blue was ready in about 4 minutes the red took about 8 minutes. I'm sure you can add more red to speed this up. (I made sure the cup I used would cover the egg by adding it before I peeled it and poured in 1/2 cup of water).
Roll on a paper towel, then let them sit for a bit so the dye dries. I'd keep all like colors together until it was time for the party,then mix them up. The white ones will pick up a little color where they touch the other eggs, I don't think it can be avoided.
I think some of the white ones would look great with a flag toothpick!


"Cheers for the sailors that fought on the wave for it,
Cheers for the soldiers that always were brave for it,
Tears for the men that went down to the grave for it,
Here comes the flag!
~Arthur Macy, The Flag

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout-out! Happy Memorial Day Weekend:@)