Why you may ask? Well, it's
all the fault
Pinterest -- and please don't judge me by my boards. Pinterest
is a serious weakness of mine and one of the reasons for my
bandwidth issues. Anyway, they had a recipe showing sparkle
eggs and because they looked so pretty I adapted same for my deviled
eggs recipe. So far (only twice) made, and both times the eggs resulted
The men were "wow" and "that's
delicious" whereas the women all said "you saw that on Pinterest
But of course I did. So,
while you can get the kits for a dime, stock up on a few. The
part you'll want to keep is the tablets that make color. The rest
you can chunk into the trash. We still are getting rid of
series] and you do not need the entire kit.
Instead drop one tablet into an
egg cup, and add maybe a tablespoon of hot water to dissolve. Next,
crush/make lots of cracks in the shell of your hard-boiled egg by
rolling it on the countertop. Then using an eye dropper (my
method) drip color over the shell. Set them aside to dry.
When dry, peel and go at it making your normal deviled egg recipe.
The eggs will be festive and for
me, an ideal pot luck contribution. Now mine are a bit fancier
than your normal egg yolks, mayo and perhaps a bit of mustard. After
mashing the yolks, I add finely chopped scallions, grated mozzarella
cheese, bacon bits (real ones, thank you) and perhaps a bit of ranch
dressing along with mayonnaise or Miracle Whip. Obviously I'm not a
purist. But it does taste good.
The last time I made them I tried
diced ham and used mustard too, but no bacon. Frankly I
preferred the mayonnaise and bacon better but experimentation is
fun. Either way, the dozen I made were gone and in my mind, no
leftovers indicates a successful contribution.
I did want to get a quick
post up so you can hunt for the kits while they are on sale. Yes,
you could buy the bottles of food dye, but on a boat, well, I think
this is far more practical. And cheap!
P.S. -- The yellow ones aren't as
dark/easy to see. I'd add a bit of yellow as a contrast versus using
it as a solo color. The yellows didn't look as attractive as the
others in my view.
Have you ever been to Pinterest?
What do you add to your eggs for the filling?