Deviled eggs are the perfect appetizer for any Easter party! And now, everyone’s favorite finger food just got a very adorable update — deviled eggs that are “hatching” to reveal an adorable (and delicious!) baby chick inside. Cheep cheep! This Instagram-worthy appetizer will have kids and adults alike crowning you the Empress of Easter.
Here’s how it’s done. You boil your eggs and then prepare your deviled eggs mixture, according to your preference (typical recipes include mayo, brown mustard and sometimes vinegar). Then, slice off the bottom of your hard-boiled egg, so it stands up nicely.
Cut off the top of the egg to serve as the “head” of your chicken. And then use black olives and carrots for the eyes and nose. Find the full step-by-step instructions over at Natasha’s Kitchen.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with your own variations. You can use green olives or mini pickles to give your chickens green eyes. You can even sprinkle a little paprika on top to give them a dusting of “feathers” (and to add a little spice!).
Make a little “nest” for your chickies with parsley, dill or faux Easter grass. Over at Savory Experiments, Jessica Formicola recommends that you grate your egg yolks in order to give them a super-fine texture without any lumps.
For a fun twist, you can use dyed eggs to make your chickens different colors. Follow this guideline from Real Mom Kitchen to learn how to safely dye your hard-boiled eggs.
If you’re looking to make your deviled eggs recipe a little healthier, you can swap out the mayo for Greek yogurt. Over at Krolls Korner, Tawnie takes this route and then uses Worcestershire sauce and red wine vinegar to help increase the flavor.
Find the full recipe here.