Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
These are GREAT around the holidays to bring, especially to a Halloween, Christmas, Easter or St. Patrick's Day Party!!! Cooking time is time it takes to make your hard boiled eggs.
- 2 teaspoons green food coloring
- 6 eggs, hard boiled, peeled, cut in half, cooled, and yolks mashed in a bowl
- 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise, plus
- 2 teaspoons mayonnaise (I use Cain's)
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard, plus
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard (I use French's)
- 1⁄4 cup cooked country ham, finely chopped (I use left over smoked shoulder)
- black pepper, to taste
- 4 tablespoons green peppers, finely chopped (optional)
- 4 tablespoons carrots, finely chopped (optional)
- onion, finely chopped, to taste (optional)
- Pour the green food coloring in a bowl and gently roll the egg white halves in it. Your fingers will turn very green unless you use surgical gloves.
- Place the whites, hollow side down on a cake rack over a plate or tray to allow to drip-dry.
- While whites dry, mix the thoroughly mashed yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, and finely chopped ham.
- Season with pepper to taste. No salt is needed as ham is salty.
- Add green pepper, carrots, or onion, if using, and mix well.
- Before filling the whites, gently dab the green egg halves with paper towels to remove excess food coloring.
- When filled place in egg tray or a dish, cover with saran wrap, and chill until serving time.
These were great fun! I diluted my green dye a little, which made the whites come out a light green (doesn't show in the pic though!) and then tinted the filling a darker green. Totally looked like moldy deviled eggs and the kids at my DD's costume party loved them. One thing I changed was I just put a cut slice of deli ham on the bottom of the egg white and it was a nice taste surprise! Thanks for this fun recipe.
I didn't really like the look of these or the idea of so much food colouring on them, but I guess thats ok on halloween! The yolk mixture was very tasty however. This was fun to try but I will probably stick with my usual devilled eggs recipe for the future!
This is such a great idea! Wouldn't if be fun to dye the eggs different colors for an easter appetizer! How fun....Love it!