So I’ve had some writer’s…errrr cooker’s…block for a while now. I think I have *too* many ideas that it’s hard to nail one down. And I also want to stay original and don’t want to steal any recipe, however inadvertently. So I’ve been really thinking of how to be original. Not easy, let me tell ya. BUT. I think I struck gold (pun heavily intended) with this recipe.
I wanted to come up with a recipe for St. Patrick’s and I think I hit the nail on the head here. Originally, I was toying with the idea of corned beef hash or something similar but didn’t really like that. Then I went to visit my friend Aimee, the Goddess off all Baked Goods (her official title). She has allllll the fun toys, including EDIBLE PAINT. Yes please!
These eggs are great – they have the classic deviled egg taste mixed with a fun and festive appearance. I’ll be honest and admit at first I was against the gold paint. I thought it might look too garish or goopy. But Aimee talked me into it and I’m so glad she did! It seriously makes the eggs pop and pushes them over the top. Brb while I gaze adoringly at my creation.
Pot o’ Gold Deviled Eggs
- 6 Hardboiled Eggs
- 2 Tablespoons Light Mayo
- 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- Green Food Coloring
- Edible Gold Paint
- Edible Gold Dust
*note: the last two ingredients aren’t essential for this recipe but if you have them, they’re definitely a fun addition.
- Hard-boil your eggs. It goes without saying at this point that I’m using my Elite Cuisine Automatic Egg Cooker! But if you haven’t gotten yours yet (why not??) then place your eggs in a medium sized pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let sit for about 10 minutes.
- Place eggs in an ice bath and then peel.
- Cut eggs in halves and scoop out yolks. Place those in an airtight container and put in the fridge.
- In a large boil, mix water and green food coloring. I went heavy here as I wanted my eggs more vibrant.
- Let them sit for about an hour, rotating them every 20 minutes so they get evenly dyed.
- Remove from dye and dry the eggs off.
- Mix yolks, mustard and mayo.
- Fill egg halves with the mix.
- If you have the gold paint and gold dust, sprinkle the dust lightly on top. Dip a paint brush into paint and knock paintbrush against your knuckles over the egg to achieve the splatter effect.