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How to Make Cracked Deviled Eggs

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Cracked deviled eggs are a new fun way to enjoy a great snack. These cute eggs will be the centerpiece of any meal when they are served up for everyone to eat. Believe it or not they really are not that hard to make. This simple guide will give you all the instructions you need to have the perfect cracked deviled eggs for your next family get together. Some people may even ask if they are supposed to really eat them since they look so good! 

Difficulty: Moderately Easy Things You'll Need: 6 Hard boiled eggs paper cups water vinegar food coloring 1/4 cup salad dressing 1/2 teaspoon dry ground mustard 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar 1/8 teaspoon salt pepper to taste paprika paper towels stove pan

Instructions:

Step 1

Cracked Deviled Eggs

To make Cracked Deviled Eggs you should first start by boiling several eggs.

Just place several eggs in a pot and cover them with a couple inches of water and add a half a teaspoon of salt. Bring the water to a boil over high heat; as soon as the eggs start to boil reduce the heat to medium. Let the eggs simmer over the heat for one minute them remove from the heat and cover for 12 minutes (they should be done in 10 minutes but a couple extra minutes will make sure they are completely done). Now you should run cold water over the eggs to stop the cooking process, just strain the hot water from the pan and replace it with cold water several times until the eggs are cooled down.

Step 2

Cracked Deviled Eggs

Once the eggs are cooled you will need to crack them to make cracked deviled eggs.

Just take one egg and place it on a paper towel on your counter top. Now firmly roll the egg around to create a cracked egg shell. You should leave large cracked pieces for the best look. When you crack the egg shell into little pieces it could easily fall off the egg or the dye will completely coat the egg and you will loose the cracked egg affect.

Step 3

Cracked Deviled Eggs

Now make the coloring for your cracked deviled eggs

To make the dye for the cracked eggs you will need to fill several paper cups or large bowls if you are making several eggs the same color, halfway with cold water. Add a teaspoon of vinegar to each cup of water, more if you are using a large bowl for your eggs. Now add several drops of food coloring to each of the cups. The more food coloring you add the darker the end color will be. Stir the dye mixture to make sure it is evenly distributed in the water.

Step 4

Cracked Deviled Eggs

Now its time to add the eggs!

Very carefully so you don't splash dye all over you and your work area place the eggs into the egg dye. Make sure the eggs are completely covered with the dye mixture for the best results. If you leave a portion uncovered the dye may bleed into these area's but the color will not be as concentrated. I find adding a small amount of water to make sure they are covered did not affect the end results.

Step 5

Cracked Deviled Eggs

Let your cracked deviled eggs create their magic.

Place the cracked eggs while still in their dye mix into the refrigerator. Leaving eggs out on the counter for more than two hours will make them poisonous to eat. Placing them in a cold refrigerator will not affect the coloring process but keep them from going bad. Your eggs will need to remain in the dye coloring for about 5 hours. Leaving them longer will allow more dye to soak into the cracked deviled eggs while taking them out too soon may cause the coloring to not set in the eggs so all that work for nothing. If you are making a large batch you could always check on egg to see if it is done enough for you.

Step 6

Cracked Deviled Eggs 

Cracked Deviled Eggs

Remove the Egg shells.

Now it is time to remove the egg shells for your cracked deviled eggs. Since the eggs are cold they should be a little easier to remove than if they were still warm. Take your time to remove the shells and if they seem a little difficult you can run some cold water over the eggs surface to help remove the think skin and shell. Be careful since the dye solution will be under the egg shell, when you remove parts of the egg shell there may be food coloring hiding behind it that could stain your counters, clothes, or hands.

Step 7

Cracked Deviled Eggs

After your shells are removed its time prepare your deviled eggs

To turn your cracked eggs into cracked deviled eggs you will need to start by cutting the eggs in half with a sharp knife. After all the eggs are in halves you will need to use a spoon and remove the yolk from the egg whites. Place the egg yolks into a bowl. Add salad dressing, dry ground mustard, white vinegar, salt, and black pepper to the bowl and mix well. Place the mixture in your decorator bag or a zip loc bag (if using a zip loc bag just cut one of the bottom points off to form the decorator tip for your eggs). Now squeeze the filling into the empty egg whites. Sprinkle with a light coating of paprika.

Step 8

Cracked Deviled Eggs

Storing your Cracked Deviled Eggs

You can cover your cracked deviled eggs for up to one day in the refrigerator as long as they are covered with plastic wrap.

Tips & Warnings If you are planning to leave the eggs whole and not serve them deviled I would suggest not hiding them for an Easter egg hunt since bacteria could come in contact with the egg. The colors may look a little different when they are done than when you started with the food coloring. This is because of the natural colors of the egg and the amount of food coloring that actually gets into the egg itself. The egg may change color a little bit as it sits in the fridge; between the time you boil and remove the shells to the time you devil egg them. Your eggs as long as they are still whole can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. They can be stored for only 1 day after they are deviled. Make sure to cover them in plastic wrap or an air tight container in a cold refrigerator.

Cracked Deviled Eggs

Cracked Deviled Eggs

Cracked Deviled Eggs

Cracked Deviled Eggs

Cracked Deviled Eggs

Cracked Deviled Eggs

Cracked Deviled Eggs






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Carl Benjamin said:

Carl Benjamin
...
A very fine article. When do we eat?
 
February 25, 2010
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