Aren’t these Patriotic Deviled Eggs that are indeed red, white, and blue just too much fun?!?
As promised, we are going to be sharing a few Patriotic recipes, but ones that are frugal and fast so you can have some festive food solutions for your celebrations this summer!
The 4th of July is all about celebrating and celebrating by eating! But it can be fun and frugal at the same time.
Patriotic recipes have been one of my favorite food categories to share because there are so many ideas. I have to narrow it down each year.
I realized I haven’t shared a recipe for Patriotic Deviled Eggs before. These are so simple, it’s just too much fun and it’s NOT dessert. 🙂 We know all too well that there are so many good sweet treats, so it is fun to find a savory dish to share!
How to make Patriotic Deviled Eggs
Ingredients for Patriotic Deviled Eggs:
- 1 package of eggs (12 eggs)
- red and blue food dye
- 1 large pot to boil the eggs
- 1 large bowl for ice water
- 1/2 C mayo
- 1/4 C mustard
- 1/4 C Ketchup
- 1/4 C sugar
- 1/4 C milk
- 3 tbsp distilled white vinegar
- 1 large bowl to dye the eggs
- 1 medium bowl to mix the sauce
- 1 small bowl to smash the yolk
- 1 piping bag with a star tip
Directions for Patriotic Deviled Eggs:
First, you need to hard boil/cook the eggs. We love the Hard Boil Eggs in the oven method as it is pretty flawless.
But if you would prefer to hard boil then here’s how we learned from Rachel Ray:
- Use a large pot and add water halfway to it. Place eggs in it.
- Place pot onto the stovetop on medium to high heat and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, cover and remove from heat.
- Let sit covered for about 10-15 minutes before transferring eggs to an ice bath
- Once eggs have cooled, peel the shell off.
Now that you have boiled/cooked the eggs, it’s time to prepare them for their festive dress and fill them with the deviled egg mixture.
- In a large bowl, fill half way with water and add in about 10-20 drops of blue food dye until you get a light but dark color.
- Place eggs into the dye and let sit for 1 hour
- Once the hour is up, pull the eggs out and let sit to dry for 5 minutes.
- Cut the eggs in half going lengthwise.
- Place the yolk into the small bowl and set aside
- Using the medium bowl, combine the mayo, mustard, ketchup, sugar, milk and vinegar and mix until combined
- Using a fork, smash the yolk until fine but crumbly crumbs
- Gradually add in a little bit of the sauce at a time, you dont want it to be runny.
- Once you have a paste like mixture add a few drops of the red dye and mix.
- Once you get the red shade that you like, add mixture to the piping bag.
- Pipe some yolk into the center of the eggs and top with chopped chives
So in the end, these colorful eggs only take one extra step, but add a fun element.
If you want to use your own version of deviled eggs, you can use your own recipe, but just add the color for the festive twist.
Either way, they make the festive eating more fun!