Easter Chicks Deviled Egg Recipe

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Easter Chicks Deviled Egg Recipe
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Deviled eggs have always been a mainstay on many Easter dinner menus; after all, it's a great way to eat up all those dyed eggs after the egg hunts are completed. It makes sense, then, to have a little fun with them as well. With the kids' help, you can turn your usual deviled eggs into little works of art. Just follow the tips of two culinary experts, and you can create some adorable chicks to grace your holiday table. You and your family can literally eat them up.

Make It Spicy
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Make It Spicy

Add a twist to your deviled eggs with a bit of horseradish aioli. Kerry Dunnington, author of "Planet Kitchen Table: Recipes for a Sustainable Future in Food," said to hard-cook six eggs and after the eggs have cooled, peel and cut them in half, saving the whites for the final preparations. Mash the egg yolks in a medium bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of horseradish aioli, several dashes of Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix until fully blended.

Cookbook Author Kerry Dunnington

Prep the Eggs
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Prep the Eggs

Once the egg filling is ready, proceed with the decorating tips to create little chickens if you plan to serve immediately. However, if you are making your eggs in advance, refrigerate the filling until serving time. Before serving, add the finishing touches detailed in the decorating tips.

Get Chick-y
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Get Chick-y

To create little chickens, shape yoke filling into a ball and fill half of the egg whites with the yolk mixture. Then take an egg white and cut it into a head, wings and tail. Place in yolk ball by slightly pushing the wings and tail into the filling. Set the head on top of the yolk ball. Cut a carrot into very small triangles to use as beaks.

Bring on the Bacon
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Bring on the Bacon

Bacon makes everything better, so, of course, it makes a great addition to traditional deviled eggs. Linda Carmical of DoFoodBetter.com adds bacon and even garlic powder to create her "sinful deviled eggs." To start, hard boil 36 eggs, then let cool. Meanwhile, cook six strips of bacon until crisp. Let cool and chop into tiny bits. After eggs have cooled, peel and slice in half, removing egg yolks. Set aside egg whites for decorations.

Food Blogger Linda Carmical

Mix It Up
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Mix It Up

In a medium bowl, combine 6 tablespoons of mayonnaise (start with 5 tablespoons and add more if needed to desired consistency), 1.5 tablespoons of yellow mustard, 4 tablespoons of sweet relish (start with 3 tablespoons and add more to desired consistency), 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder (or to taste), 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder (or to taste), chopped bacon and egg yolks. Mix well.

Time to Spoon
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Time to Spoon

To create a chicken, overfill egg white bottom with egg yolk mixture. Cut about a third of remaining egg white to use as cap, and place on top of egg yolk mixture, placing it slightly to the back so the "face" of the egg yolk is visible. Take one carrot, and cut it into very small triangles to use as beaks. Chop up a black olive into tiny pieces. Insert "beaks" into the front of egg yolk and complete with two olive eyes.

Add Some Paste
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Add Some Paste

For some unique and savory deviled eggs, Dunnington suggested adding red curry paste or Tandoori paste to your deviled eggs. Not only do these pastes enhance the flavor, but they also turn the egg mixture a beautiful pumpkin orange color, making them truly stand out from traditional deviled eggs. To start, cut six hard-cooked eggs in half, removing yolks. Set aside the egg whites for decoration.

Blend In
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Blend In

In a medium bowl, mash egg yolks. Add 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise, 3/4 teaspoon of either red curry paste or Tandoori paste (or to desired taste), and salt and pepper to taste. Mix until fully blended. If serving immediately, proceed to decorating tips; otherwise refrigerate egg mixture and egg whites until ready to create chickens.

Expand the Family
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Expand the Family

When you're ready to create your chickens, gather black sesame seeds and tiny slices of radishes. Cut an egg white in half; then take one half and cut that into halves, giving you three pieces of egg white. Shape egg yolk mixture into ball and place in large piece of egg white. Add sesame seed eyes and insert slice of radish for beak. Repeat process in two smaller egg white pieces, creating two baby chicks. Group together on serving dish as mama chicken with her baby chicks.

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