Deviled Easter Chicks


Is it hard to know what to do with all the Easter eggs left behind? Egg salad can only go so far and maybe your kids won’t eat a plain egg salad sandwich. Here are a couple ideas to use up the eggs, and make them fun to eat as well!deviled easter eggs

Shell the hard-boiled eggs, then slice them in half. Remove the yolk to mix as for deviled eggs (recipe below). Make this mixture a little stiff (without so much mayonnaise) so it can be shaped by hand. Roll some of the mixture into a small ball and place inside one half of the egg.  Make a smaller ball for the head and mold on to the top.  Use raisins for the eyes and orange pepper  for the beak and comb.

Another cute idea makes the chicks look as if they are hatching from their shell. Even children may enjoy making and eating these treats.

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Recipe for Deviled Eggs

Fill a large pot with enough water to cover a dozen eggs, then bring to a boil. Using a slotted spoon gently lower the eggs into the boiling water. Boil for 5-6 minutes. Remove eggs from heat and run under cold water until completely cooled.Peel eggs, cut in half, and scoop out yolks into a bowl. Mash yolks with a fork.  Add  1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon yellow mustard, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix with a fork until well combined.

Add more mayonnaise to make it creamier, less to make it stiff and pliable.
Refrigerate until ready to eat.

 

 

 

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