My family has always dyed Easter eggs. It’s a great tradition and it’s always fun! We always have an overabundance of dyed hard boiled eggs around to eat for the few days after Easter, though, and we tend to get sick of them! I mean, how many times can you really eat a plain hard boiled egg with salt and pepper in two days?!?
My husband comes from a non-egg dying family, and thinks it’s just weird that we would eat the dyed eggs! My argument is that you eat cupcakes with dyed frosting, so why not a dyed Easter egg?
We’ve been striving to live a more natural life (and taking baby steps in this process!), so I’ve been reading a lot about naturally dyed eggs this year, and decided to give it a try. My husband promised that he’d eat the eggs after=win win! It takes some work and time to make the dyes, and then you have to let the eggs sit for a while, but look at the beautiful results!! I used this blog post I found, and ended up dying my eggs with red wine, blueberries and turmeric.
I turned the eggs into these delicious Caesar Deviled Eggs! They are similar to traditional Deviled Eggs, but with Caesar salad dressing ingredients in them. AWESOME!
The recipe calls for a bit of anchovy paste- when it’s mixed in with the rest of the ingredients, it does not taste fishy, I promise! It just adds a salty kick. Also, use fresh Parmigiano- Reggiano or another kind of fresh Parmesan cheese. The flavor is immensely better, it’s worth it!
Caesar Deviled Eggs
Makes 12 half eggs
Recipe adapted from Rachael Ray’s Big Orange Book
6 eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
1/2 clove garlic
1 tsp anchovy paste
2 Tbsp Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated
2 Tbsp mayonnaise, just enough to bind
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp lemon
1/2 tsp black pepper
salt to taste
Cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Scoop the yolks into a bowl, and mash them a bit with a fork. Grate the garlic into the bowl, then add the remaining ingredients. Mash until smooth, then check the seasonings. Fill the egg whites, over-stuffing them a bit. Refrigerate until ready to serve!
Now, get using up your leftover Easter eggs!
The Hungry Teacher