There is a signature side dish that no outdoor celebration can be without. They are made several different ways and have been done for years. I wanted to put a little twist on them for this year’s Independence Day celebrations. They are they 4th of July deviled eggs!
The fun crackled design of these eggs can be done for any holiday. But they remind me of fireworks, and you can’t have a BBQ or potluck without deviled eggs.
Ingredients for your 4th of July Deviled Eggs
1 Dozen Hard Boiled Eggs
1 pkg of Natural Egg Dye
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Yellow Mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pinch of Sugar
How to create your 4th of July Deviled Eggs
Prepare your Food Dye according to the package directions. Make sure you are using a natural food dye. I did try to create these using blueberries, but they did not turn out. The dye just wasn’t strong enough. The Color Kitchen Dye Kit worked perfectly!
Take your eggs and carefully crack them all around.
Place your cracked eggs into the food dye. I let mine sit for 5 minutes on either side.
I prepared other dishes while setting a timer for each half of the eggs. It takes a bit of time, but if you’re busy, it flys by.
After the eggs have dried, peel off all of the shells. Child participation is not required but encouraged…
You’re left with a fun looking egg. I can kind of see a dragon egg…good to know for any future party plans I may have…
When cutting your eggs, pay attention to the design. You want to cut your eggs so that the design is on the sides. This way, you can see the fun cracked look while the eggs are sitting on a plate.
Take the yolks from all of the eggs and place them in a bowl.
Add your mayo, mustard, salt, and a pinch of sugar and mix well.
Spoon the mixture back into the egg whites.
Top with Paprika.
Red White and Blue 4th of July Deviled Eggs!
These have ALWAYS been my favorite! This could be done to match any color scheme!!