The original name for this recipe was Cute Eggs. I got it a local cooking show and it was suppose to be an idea to die eggs for baby showers. So the eggs would be blue and pink.. therefore making them cute eggs. I thought it would be fun to die them for the 4th of July.
It seems like every bbq has deviled eggs, so if you are bringing them to your bbq this year dress them up and make the Patriotic Eggs.
1/2 dozen hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup mayonaise
1/2 tsp mustard
Red Food Coloring
Blue Food Coloring
Boil the eggs how you would normally boil your hard boiled eggs. I put mine in a pot with water about 1/2 inch over the top of the eggs. I put it on medium heat and wait for them to come to a boil, and then I set the timer for 25 minutes.
When they are ready. I put them under cold running water from the faucet and start to peel them.
Once you have them peeled cut them half and take out the yellow middles.
In one bowl of water with red food coloring (4-5 drops) put all of the eggs that you want to be red. Put them in the fridge over night to let them soak and become a nice red color.
In another bowl add blue food coloring (2-3 drops) put all the eggs that you want to be blue. Put them in the fridge over night and let them soak.
Store the eggs that you want to be white in the fridge overnight in a covered container.
Mix the yellow parts of the eggs with the mayonaise and mustard, and store in the fridge in another covered container.
In the morning. Remove all the eggs and put them in the plate you want to serve them on. Put the yellow egg mixture in a sandwich bag, cut the corner of the bag and pipe into the eggs. Sprinkle with the paprika (optional).
Take to a bbq and enjoy!