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Adorable Deviled Eggs

When I saw these absolutely adorable deviled eggs on Pinterest a while back, I literally squealed in delight. Last Easter, I made deviled eggs and gave them eyes and a beak with capers and pimiento, but they were in the traditional deviled egg configuration — cut in half the long way. I would have never thought to use a whole egg and make the “deviled” part look like a hatching chick. OK, I know, it’s more than a little macabre to make a deviled egg resemble a hatchling, but still … it’s cute, right?

These take a little time for the handiwork, but the actual steps are simple. I know there are many deviled egg recipes out there, but I like mine simple — with just mayo, some chopped pickles, and a dash of salt and pepper. You can add more seasonings (paprika, for one) if you like, but there’s how I made this:

Adorable Deviled Eggs

Ingredients

  • Hardboiled eggs, cooled and peeled
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pickles, finely diced
  • Olives, cut into tiny pieces (you’ll use the pieces as the chick’s eyes)
  • Carrots, cut into tiny triangles (for the beak) — what I do is slice baby carrots, then divide each slice into quarters
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sharp paring knife

Instructions

Carefully cut a thin slice off the bottom part of each egg so that it will stand upright on a plate, taking care not to slice into the yolk. Discard or eat the slice of of egg white.

Next, slice through the egg about 1/3 of the way down from the top. Ideally, you should be into the yolk at this point.

With a small spoon, hollow out the top and bottom portions of the egg, depositing the yolk into a small bowl. Separate the deeper egg white “bowls” and the “caps” into different piles. Mash the egg yolk with some mayonnaise, diced pickles, salt and pepper. I don’t have exact measurements. For the yolk of eight eggs, I think I used two tablespoons of mayo, two teaspoons of pickles and a dash of salt and pepper. I eyeballed it, though, so I can’t say for sure. I would advise starting out with a small quantity of mayo; you can always add more until you reach the desired consistency.

Once you’ve mixed up the yolk with the remaining ingredients, use a small spoon to fill an egg white “bowl” (the bottom portion of the hollowed-out egg). Pile on the filling so that it protrudes from the top of the bowl.

Carefully place two olive bits onto the filling as “eyes,” and position a carrot triangle as a “beak.”

Then, set an egg white “cap” jauntily on top of the filling and place the finished deviled egg on a platter. Ta-da! A deviled egg chick, just waiting for you to devour it. ;)

Repeat until you’ve used up all your eggs. Enjoy!

 

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I'm Beverly, a mom of two who loves to cook and write. Check out my blog at www.saucymommy.com for family-friendly (but tasty) meal ideas and pictures of bento box lunches.

Discussion

9 thoughts on “Adorable Deviled Eggs

  1. Beverly,

    My name is Randall. My blog is Savor the Food. I used your photo with the deviled eggs in the form of chicks.

    I gave you credit and a link to your blog at this page. Here is the post if you wish to see: http://savorthefood.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/what-the-chicken-said-to-the-buffalo/ .

    Also your blog is wonderful and lots of good recipes. Thanks for sharing. We hope to see you at Savor the Food. :)

    Chef Randall
    savorthefood.wordpress.com

    Posted by Chef Randall | February 18, 2013, 12:09 am
    • Hi, Randall! Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know! I’m very honored that you chose to use my photo on your blog, and I appreciate the link back. :) I stopped by your blog and already see a TON of recipes that I’d love to try! So many that I don’t know which one to start with first. ;) Thank you for the new ideas, and I hope to see you here again!

      Posted by Saucy Mommy | February 21, 2013, 11:03 am
  2. I work with adults who have developmental disabilities. I hope to try this for Easter. I think they will LOVE it. It is a festive way to serve something healthful!

    Posted by Gail D Moseley | March 13, 2013, 6:37 pm
  3. Has anyone ever tried this using pimento stuffed olives for the egg mixture instead of the diced pickles?

    Posted by Martha | April 14, 2014, 7:44 am

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