Deviled Dinosaur Eggs

by Alyssa on April 19, 2011

in Cooking, Food

I love eggs. Scrambled, fried, boiled, poached, quiched, omeletted (oh man, how I love omelettes), I love eggs! From my head down to my legs!

But I’m not such a big fan of dying eggs for Easter. I did it a couple of times using a kit when I was a child, but it just seemed quite bland and the colors were never right anyways.

That is until I came across Barefoot Kitchen Witch‘s post about dying Easter eggs. She got the idea of dying eggs in a fashion similar to Chinese tea eggs, which involves cracking (but not peeling off) the shell of hardboiled eggs, then placing the cracked egg into tea or in this case, dyes. The magic happens when the eggshells are peeled off:




It’s like a rainbow dinosaur pooped Easter eggs all over our house*!




Even the eggshell massacre was beautiful.




Of course, I had to devil some of these dinosaur Easter eggs. I mixed the egg yolks with mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, mustard, salt and pepper, filled the eggs with the yolk mixture using a Ziplock bag, then sprinkled paprika on top. What a delicious and colorful Easter! Thanks for the great idea, Barefoot Kitchen Witch!

*By house, I mean a plate in our tiny apartment kitchen.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jocelyn Stott April 20, 2011 at 11:24 am

What a great idea! I love the look of this!


2 Alyssa April 25, 2011 at 8:45 pm

It’s great to make a batch of these and snack on them between all the sugary treats on Easter. Just beware that the dye starts to bleed if you peel the eggs too far in advance. I have had fine results using the regular gel tube food coloring from the grocery store.


3 Emma October 27, 2012 at 8:23 am

A great idea for halloween…
Do this and use red dye only.
Put olive slices in the middle

There you have blood-shot eyes!
Yummy and Fun!


4 Alyssa October 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Creepy, but delicious idea for Halloween! Thanks for visiting and have a safe Halloween!


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