Friday, March 24, 2023

Deviled Eggs Recipe - Uses for Dyed Easter Eggs

deviled eggs using dyed Easter eggs
Easter is just around the corner and I am already looking forward to my favorite use of dyed Easter eggs --- Deviled Eggs!

My mother and my son dye Easter eggs every year.  They have been dyeing eggs together for almost 30 years.  Even though they are both adults, they still enjoy that annual tradition and their fun time together. They usually dye a dozen eggs or more so they can make several colors.

Many families use the dyed eggs for Easter egg hunts.  Our family always ate the dyed eggs and used plastic, candy filled eggs for our Easter egg hunts.

After the pictures are taken of their egg dyeing "event", several of us will grab our favorite egg and eat it.  I use the remaining eggs to make deviled eggs or potato salad.  

I will share my potato salad recipe in a separate post, but today I offer you my very easy recipe for making delicious deviled eggs.


dyed Easter eggs


Basic Deviled Eggs Recipe

This recipe is based on using 1 dozen hard boiled eggs, which makes 2 dozen deviled eggs.  If I have more or less eggs, I simply adjust the measurements of mayonnaise and mustard accordingly below.

  1. Start by boiling the eggs and letting them cool (boiled egg directions below)
  2. Cut the boiled eggs in half lengthwise & remove the yolk 
  3. In a mixing bowl, mash and combine the yolks with 2 teaspoons mayonnaise & 4 teaspoons French's Classic mustard. *
  4. Fill the egg whites with the egg yolk mixture
  5. Sprinkle with salt, pepper & paprika (if desired) 

* I recommend tasting the egg yolk mixture before you fill the egg whites to make sure it is to your preferred taste.  We use more mustard and less mayonnaise than many recipes.  By comparison, recommends 6 Tablespoons of mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon ground mustard for a 2 dozen deviled eggs.


How to Hard Boil Eggs

Again, I am sharing my preferred method.  I've boiled eggs for the last 40+ years by simply placing a dozen eggs in a pan of water, adding salt, bringing them to a boil, and boiling for 10 minutes.  I let the eggs and the water cool in the cooking pan.  After the hot water has cooled to warm, I dump out the water out of the pan and run cold tap water on top of the eggs (still in the pan) so they will completely cool.

For a dozen eggs, I use my 5 quart dutch oven pan to boil.

 Cuisinart 6445-22 5-Quart Dutch Oven with CoverCheck Price Kraft Real Mayo Creamy & Smooth Mayonnaise, 22 fl ozCheck Price French's Classic Yellow Mustard, 30 ozCheck Price




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  1. Deviled eggs are always a very popular food item at my house. I haven't made any in ages, so this is a delightful reminder. And also the perfect use for dyed Easter Eggs. Thanks, Mouse.

  2. Deviled eggs are one of my favorites, what a perfect idea for using up those decorated eggs. Along with some deviled eggs we always make some egg salad. We use the same recipe as you for deviled eggs. I'll be looking for that potato salad recipe!!!

  3. I love making deviled eggs and my recipe is pretty close to the same as yours. They are always a favorite side dish from Easter and throughout the summer months. I also like to put them on the top of my potatoe salad. It makes a pretty dish. Thanks for a cheerful review.

  4. I love that your son and your mom continue their long-standing tradition of dyeing Easter eggs together every year! Although I didn’t grow up celebrating Easter or eating hard-boiled or deviled eggs and never developed a taste for them, my husband did. Maybe I’ll surprise him with a nostalgic treat using your recipe!

  5. What a lovely tradition of dyeing the Easter Eggs, they look wonderful! Your preferred method for boiled eggs reminded me of my Mum first teaching me to boil an egg and stressing the importance of salt in the cooking water! Thank you for your Deviled Eggs recipe. My hubby likes mustard, but I don't, is there a good alternative I could use or perhaps just use a dash of mustard?

    1. You could try Balsamic vinaigrette to replace the mustard, Raintree Annie. The consistency of Balsamic vinaigrette will be thinner than mustard so you might need to increase the mayonnaise. Let me know what you think if you try it! I would love to hear your opinion of the substitute.

    2. Thank you so much, that's a great suggestion!

  6. Oh the best part of Easter is all those boiled eggs. My favorite time of year for egg salad sandwiches. I can never get enough and look forward to these every year. Hopefully we can do this soon, I'll have help this year! :}

  7. Thank you for the deviled eggs recipe - I've never made them, but absolutely love them - I must give this a try - plus egg salad sandwiches are my favorite sandwiches - they make me think of my mother and my mother-in-law - they both new I loved them, and went out of their way to make them for me even when they weren't feeling well - I'll think about those colored easter eggs to keep me from shedding a tear over that <3 - so pretty


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