Friday, March 16, 2012

Green Eggs and Ham

Sprinkle the eggs with some chopped chives
Last Spring, I saw this great idea for coloring deviled eggs after they are hard-cooked, on happierthanapiginmud.blogspot.com/.  Lynn always has fun ideas for food and great recipes.  I tried it last year and I thought this would be perfect for a fun Green Eggs and Ham meal.  It's just TOO FUN of an idea not to share,  for Spring time meals, or any time, for that matter.

Here's how I did the eggs:
                                                                                                
To cook the eggs:

For eggs, put the amount you want into a saucepan, cover the eggs with an inch of water over the tops; bring to a boil.  When the water comes to a boil, remove the pan from the heat, cover and let sit for 10 minutes.  Remove the eggs from the water and immediately plunge into a bowl of ice water.  I usually roll them around to crack the shells and let them sit for about 5 minutes.  They then can be easily peeled.

To color the eggs:

You will need about 1 t. white vinegar, food coloring and about 1 cup of hot water.  For 5 eggs and wanting them all green, I used 1 T. white vinegar, green food coloring and 3 cups water.  I put the peeled, hard-cooked eggs sit in the water for about 7 minutes, as Lynn suggested.

To make the deviled egg filling:

I used a wavy food cutter to slice the eggs, popped out the yolk into a bowl and used a pastry blender to smash up the yolks.  Usually  people like the filling that their Mom  made and I'm no exception!!  I use a little vinegar & sugar, salt and pepper, a little milk to make it creamy (but not too creamy), a couple of tablespoons of mayo and stir it all up.  You then can spoon into the white of the egg or pipe it in.  I used a Wilton Dessert Decorator that you can buy at Wal Mart.  It's great when you don't have a huge amount to decorate.

The Wilton Dessert Decorator

I am sharing with:

Mix It Up Monday!
On the Menu Monday
Table Top Tuesday
Your Cozy Home Party
Wow Us Wednesday
Rock 'n Share Party
Full Plate Thursday
Thriving on Thursdays
Foodie Friday
Food on Friday
Link & Greet Party
Seasonal Sundays

17 comments:

  1. I love vinegar but haven't added it to deviled eggs, I'll give your recipe a try:@)

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  2. Brilliant! Oh how I love these simple dress-up ideas. I loooove this!

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  3. Hi Kitty~ I remember seeing Lynn's egg post and thinking I needed to try it! Your green eggs are so pretty and your filling sounds delicious with the vinegar, sugar & milk addition :)

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  4. I saw the colored eggs on Lynn's blog and am planning to make them for our Easter brunch. Is there anybody out there who doesn't like deviled eggs? Love your green eggs and ham.

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  5. This is a cute idea! I need one of those wavy cutter gagets.
    Looks good!
    Pat

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  6. This looks like s fun way to serve defiled eggs! I don't have one of those little decorators, it looks handy.

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  7. Hi Kitty, your green eggs are so pretty and I like how you used the wavy cutter. I make these pastel eggs every year for Easter, and was just thinking about them yesterday. Great minds think alike!

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  8. My grandgirls love that book. This sounds like fun!

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  9. It's strange how everyone makes deviled eggs differently. My family has always used the juice straight out the pickle jar instead of vinegar, along with mustard, mayo, and paprika. Maybe a few other things, but I haven't made them in a long time. Then again, my mom's side of the family hates them and my father's side of the family inhales them. Dad and I like them, but my brother takes after Mom and her family.

    I missed Lynne's idea for coloring the eggs. That looks like fun. Maybe the kids would eat these too since many don't like eggs.

    Thanks for sharing this idea at my party!

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  10. Hi Kitty,
    Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great Spring week end and come back to see me real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  11. What a cute idea.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia

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  12. Kitty -- I am loving this idea. I am tucking it away for when grandson is old enough to read the Dr. Suess book to and then I'll make this for him. Sounds like a hoot :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  13. Love your green eggs! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  14. Oh my goodness! These eggs are adorable. And how clever to use the crinkle cutter! I must remember that. YUMMY and so pretty!
    Yvonne

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  15. Hi there. This week's Food on Friday is all about ham. So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

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  16. Thanks for linking in Kitty. Cheers

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