Dyed Deviled Eggs

By ohioeggs  

March 7, 2016

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Perfect for Easter, these Dyed Deviled Eggs by Ohio food blogger Melanie Makes make for a festive brunch appetizer. Use gel food coloring to dye the egg whites for a pop of fun color!



12 eggs

4 cups water, divided

1/4 cup vinegar, divided

4 colors gel food coloring

1/4 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons mustard

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

salt and pepper, to taste

chives, to garnish


In a large pot, add eggs and cover with water 2" above eggs. Bring to a boil over high heat.

When water reaches a boil, cover pot and remove from heat. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.

Place pot in sink and add cold water until water in pot is completely cool to stop cooking process.

Peel each egg and slice in half lengthwise and remove yolks to medium bowl and set aside.

In four cups, add 1/2 cup water to each. Stir in 10 drops of food coloring and 1 tablespoon vinegar to each cup until completely dissolved.

Add egg whites to cup and allow to sit until the desired color is reached. The longer the egg white is in the dye, the more vibrant the resulting color will be.

Remove dyed egg whites to wire rack over plate to dry completely.

With a fork, mash yolks until smooth. Add mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne pepper. Stir together until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add yolk mixture to food storage bag and seal. Snip off one corner of bag to act as piping bag and fill the cavity of each egg white with yolk mixture.

Garnish with chopped chives prior to serving, if desired.

Melanie Bauer lives in Cleveland, Ohio and is the Melanie behind Melanie Makes, where she works to make everyday eats a bit more interesting. She thinks every dessert can be made better with chocolate ganache and believes menu-planning is a must for a more enjoyable week.
Melanie Bauer

3 Reviews

Melanie | Melanie Makes

March 22, 2016

Hey, Diana!
I used a blue, green, pink and purple for these eggs – the green and blue look quite similar. I love that you can change the intensity of the color simply by how long you leave the egg white in the dye!


March 17, 2016

what is the 4th color I only see three in the pic thanks diana in toronto


March 17, 2016

WOW I am running to the kitchen shop to buy the gel coloring they look great! diana in toronto

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