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Deviled Egg Chicks with Hard Boiled Eggs in the background in a nest.
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Deviled Egg Chicks

These Deviled Egg Chicks are the perfect savory easter treat. So much fun for the kids to get involved with and most importantly, they're outrageously delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Easter
Servings: 10
Calories: 103kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 Hard boiled Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Mayo, full fat
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Pickle Juice
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 20 Peppercorns
  • 2 large Carrot, peeled

'Non-Food'

  • Tweezers
  • Piping Bag/Heavy Duty Sandwich Bag

Instructions

  • Make a few small slices at the tip of your carrots. From these, slice 10 little triangles. These will be the beaks.
  • Using the rest of your carrot, create 20 small L shapes. I find it easiest to slice thin rectangles and make the L shapes from there. These will be the legs.
  • Slice around 1/3 off the top of your egg and put to one side. This is the chick's 'hat'.
  • Carefully scoop/squeeze out the yolk of each 'body' into a bowl. Combine with mustard, mayo, pickle juice, salt & pepper until a smooth consistency.
  • Scoop into a piping bag or sealable sandwich bag (cut off a small slice on one of the corners) and pipe into the chick's body.
  • Construct your chick by putting on it's hat, inserting the legs and pop in the eyes and nose, which is sometimes easiest to do with a pair of tweezers.
  • If your chicks are struggling to stand up, slice a tiny bit off the bottom to keep it sturdy.

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Notes

a) Hard Boiled Eggs - My favourite technique to hard boil eggs is a method by simplyrecipes. Pop your eggs in a pot of cold water, enough to cover the eggs. Bring to a full rolling boil, then turn off the heat with the lid on the pot. Allow to sit for 12-14 minutes (depending on egg size). Transfer straight to cold/ice water to stop the cooking process, then peel.
 
b) Pickle Juice Sub - The pickle juice is included for flavour, but mostly to the egg with a touch of acidity. In such case, feel free to sub with lemon juice or white vinegar.
 
c) Peppercorn Sub - Instead of using peppercorns for the eyes, you can use olives. Just grab a straw and poke out two eye shapes.
 
d) Spice - For a little kick feel free to chuck in a few drops of tabasco sauce! You can use the traditionally used chilli powder, but it will of course turn your chicks a little pink.
 
e) Calories - Based per chick, using full fat mayo.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chick | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.19g | Protein: 6.49g | Fat: 7.44g | Saturated Fat: 1.964g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.966g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.528g | Trans Fat: 0.005g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1.42g | Vitamin A: 5750IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.7mg