How to Make Fancy Colorful Deviled Eggs

published by DA Cournean on May 4, 2009

Deviled eggs are great for any occasion. There are rarely any leftover eggs; people just seem to gobble them up no matter how plain looking they might be. Here is how I fancy them up to make them even more eye appealing!

For best results don’t use eggs that are really fresh. I have had so many disappointments trying to peel eggs that are too fresh. You will just have a mangled mess.  Fresh egg shells are rough and chalky, older eggs are smooth and shiny.  If an egg is too old,  it will rise to the surface when immersed in a pan of cool salted water.  If this happens, throw throw them out!  They are bad!

I usually make deviled eggs to take to parties and picnics. They are quick and easy and everyone loves them.  However, I started getting a little bored with them and tried to think of a way to be more creative. This is what I came up with.

This recipe will make twelve deviled eggs:

Boil 6 eggs for 10 minutes.  Immerse in cold water and peel. 

Using a mixture of water and food coloring, dip the peeled  eggs until desired color is achieved . Refrigerate until cold. *It won’t matter if the eggs are still warm or cold when you dye them*

For demonstration purposes, I used green food coloring.  These would be pretty as yellow, orange, lavender, or you can use your imagination.  I have made blue and red for the Fourth of July and Memorial day picnics;  red and green for  Christmas.  Most colors work very well.


Using a small sharp paring knife, make a zig- zag cut around entire length of egg connecting first to last cut. Carefully open egg and pop the yolk into a small bowl.

(sorry this picture is a little over exposed). This cut gives a basket effect and the eggs are easier to pick up too.

Fill the eggs with your favorite deviled egg filling.  Here is the recipe I normally use:

mash yolks with fork

Add 3 Tablespoons mayo

1/4 teaspoon each: dry mustard and salt

hot pepper sauce to taste 

You can add more or less mayo depending on how thick you want the filling.

Mix well until smooth

Fill eggs and sprinkle with a little paprika or chili powder.  Refrigerate.


Some other ingredients that you can use in different combinations:

chopped onion, relish, chopped olives, garlic, black pepper, crumbled bacon, horse radish etc…  You can also use chopped green onion or chives for a colorful topping.

So the next time the occasion calls for deviled eggs, watch their eyes light up when they see these colorful fancy ones!

Always keep eggs cold.  Transport in an ice cooler for picnics. Use a container which will allow you to have ice underneath and keep out of sun.

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13 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by HelloMickey
    May 4th, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    Thanks~ I like the recipe, but I can’t see the picture.

  2. # 2 by HelloMickey
    May 4th, 2009 at 9:12 am #

    Sorry, I can see the pictures after I refresh this page. ^.^

  3. # 3 by Paul
    May 4th, 2009 at 9:57 am #

    thay look real good

  4. # 4 by jo oliver
    May 4th, 2009 at 11:05 am #

    that is so cool. love deviled eggs, but never thought about getting so inventive with them. These would make wonderful holiday, wedding, baby shower, etc. party food.

  5. # 5 by kate smedley
    May 4th, 2009 at 12:23 pm #

    Deviled eggs – sounds interesting! Will give it a go…

  6. # 6 by nobert soloria bermosa
    May 4th, 2009 at 7:25 pm #

    i think i will try this,thanks much friend

  7. # 7 by Ruby Hawk
    May 4th, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

    Your green eggs are beautiful and different. I wouldn’t have thought of dye.

  8. # 8 by Daisy Peasblossom
    May 5th, 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    Loved the dandelions as finishing touch. Good points about the ice.

  9. # 9 by BoJack Russo
    May 5th, 2009 at 8:13 pm #

    I like deviled eggs but you won’t see me eating green ones.

  10. # 10 by swatilohani
    May 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm #

    great recipe

  11. # 11 by CutestPrincess
    May 23rd, 2009 at 7:49 am #

    it looks so tempting.. kids probably colored deviled eggs

  12. # 12 by CutestPrincess
    May 23rd, 2009 at 7:50 am #

    it looks so tempting.. kids probably love that colored deviled eggs


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