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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Pretty pastel deviled eggs for Easter



deviled_eggs.jpgOur friends at Orange Blossom Catering posted the prettiest picture on their Twitter feed recently. It's from the FOODjimoto blog and it's so darned clever I can't believe I never thought of this.

I've always loved dyeing Easter eggs with the kids, but then once they are done, you can't display them on the kitchen table if you plan to eat them. So they end up looking pretty in my fridge until I get around to making egg salad or deviled eggs.

Their idea is to make 3 dozen hard-boiled eggs, then peel them and cut them in half as neatly as possible, dump the yolks in a bowl to make the filling. Meanwhile using a few drops of food coloring, you can make the colors just as you would Easter egg dye and color the egg whites.

They say a  teaspoonful of cider vinegar in each glass helps. Add about 3 drops of food coloring in each glass or coffee cup and let the egg white halves soak until they are a pretty pastel color. You can also make psychedelic tie-dyed ones by adding more food coloring to the glass with the eggs already in the water. When they are the right color, drain them on a paper towel and fill them with your regular deviled egg filling.

Another option: Roll your hard-boiled eggs on the counter so they have lots of cracks. Don't peel them, but dye them like you normally would and the whites will have a nice marbled look to them.

If you don't have one of those fancy decorators for the filling, you can just put the filling in a plastic bag and cut off one corner and you have an instant decorator's bag.

Now who has a good deviled egg recipe?

--Sharon Kennedy Wynne

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