WOW your kids with this Deviled Eggs Trick April 3, 2012

There are a lot of left over hard boiled eggs at this time of year, a perfect opportunity for this deviled eggs trick. After we’re done dyeing our eggs, it’s normally not a problem at our house to use them all up–they’re so delicious because our eggs are from pastured, free range hens! I love hard boiled eggs straight from the shell, lightly salted with toast. I also love egg salad. Most of all, I love deviled eggs.

I’ve already shared some ideas for tweaking your own deviled egg recipe, so I thought I’d also share my favorite way to serve them up in the springtime:

Hatching Chick Deviled Eggs

Hatching Chick Deviled Egg

Is this not the cutest thing EVER?!

This is a breakfast that your kids will talk about to their friends. I know you must be wondering “why didn’t I think of that? It’s so simple!” Don’t worry, though. I promise I won’t tell your kids you got the idea from the My Pet Chicken blog. You can take the credit. 🙂

When making Hatching Chick Deviled Eggs, just use your own favorite recipe for deviled eggs. To cut the egg open as you see above, use a thin bladed knife, and insert and remove it in a jagged pattern. Don’t worry about the yolk; you can crumble the yolk out once the white is finished and you have popped the top off. For the chick’s eyes, I used scallions, and for the beak, a tiny piece of bacon. You can use anything you like for the face: bell peppers, olives, chives, capers, spices–your choice.  Just make sure that you choose something that goes nicely with deviled eggs.

I suggest making these at night, after the kids have gone to bed. It’s fun to surprise them! Arrange your Hatching Chick Deviled Eggs on a small plate, and place them in the refrigerator. If you have time the next morning before the kids get up, take them out add some other items to make for a balanced breakfast.  (The plate above has a Hatching Chick Deviled Egg, home made spent grain toast, and blueberries.) Have the plates on your breakfast table for when the little ones wake up–and be sure to have your camera ready to catch their delight and surprise! Or you can replace the plates in the refrigerator for the kids to discover themselves. Cover with plastic wrap and add a name tag or little note:

“Rise and shine, Morning Glory! Love, Mommy.”


gina anderson April 3rd, 2012

loved learning about all the ways to dye my eggs thank you

Nicholas Bennett April 7th, 2012


jackie williams October 13th, 2012

How do you get the brown eggs to shell easier? Most of mine come out looking like crater eggs. Any hints?

Lissa October 14th, 2012

Sure. You can find our suggestions right on our website. I linked to it in the first paragraph of the post above. Here is that link again.

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