We had fun over the years making and decorating hard boiled eggs. Make little mice below with your favorite deviled egg recipe. Fill your egg halves and turn them over on a bed of lettuce. Use thin slices of radish for the ears, whole cloves for the eyes and nose and pasta for the whiskers. This cute idea comes from myfudo.com.
I have many deviled egg recipes (I am not a fan but my family is) and this is just a basic, good old-fashioned recipe that everyone likes.
Deviled Eggs for Easter
- 1 dozen hard-boiled eggs (older eggs are easier to peel)
- 1/2 cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise (or half sour cream and half mayo)
- 1 tsp. sugar (give or take)
- 2 tsp. sweet pickle juice (or to taste) – sweet relish is a good substitute
- 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
- you might add a little prepared mustard but not for my husband!
- fresh herbs such as chives or dill to garnish
Place water and eggs in a single layer in the bottom of a saucepan. Cover with an 1-inch of water and bring to a rapid boil. Remove from the heat, let sit for about 15 minutes. According to the American Egg Board; 15 minutes for extra large, 12 minutes for large and 9 minutes for medium.
Drain the hot water, shake the pan back and forth to crack the shells and transfer to ice water for about 5 minutes. The shock of cold water stopped the eggs from cooking and caused contraction, allowing the egg to pull away from the shell. The cracking allowed the water to get between the shell and the egg. It also helps to get a hold of the membrane for easier peeling.
Peel and slice the eggs in half, scoop out the egg yolks and combine with the rest of the ingredients. Using a pastry bag with a decorative star tip pipe the mixture into the egg whites.
If you have an egg holder that is great, however you could use cupcake liners and set them in muffin tins to serve. Or you could slice off a thin layer from the bottom of each half. They will sit flat on a serving plate.
Recipe by cooking with aunt juju
Or you could make Easter bunny eggs like Gene did below. Then of course you could always decorate them or make egg salad, etc.
Below are two cute Easter Bunnies (my sister is in one costume and a nephew in the other)