Deviled Egg Bunny Feet

Deviled Egg Bunny Feet

Ingredients: (makes 12)

12 Eggland’s Best Eggs

Deviled Egg Filling Recipe 1- *
1/3 cup Miracle Whip
1/8 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper, to taste
pink food coloring**
optional, white food coloring

Deviled Egg Filling Recipe 2- *
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper, to taste
pink food coloring** optional, white food coloring

The paprika is added for color and taste but the pink food coloring adds enough color, so you can leave it out if you like.

** If you are opposed to using food coloring, you can find all natural red coloring at health food stores or on-line. You can also increase the amount of paprika or add a bit of beet juice.

Instructions:

Arrange your eggs in a pot and pour cold water over top until it measures 1 inch above the top of the eggs.

Heat on medium-high heat just until the water starts to boil. Small bubbles will become large and the eggs will begin to dance around the pan just a bit as it comes to a boil.

Remove from the heat and cover with a tight fitting lid.

Keep covered for 17 minutes. If your water has come to a rip roaring boil, you’ll only want to keep the eggs covered for about 12 minutes.

Remove lid and drain off the hot water.

Fill pan with cold water. Drain that cold water then fill the pan with ice water. Let the eggs sit in the ice water for 15 minutes in order to cool the eggs completely.

For best results, refrigerate the eggs overnight before peeling.

Crack both ends of the egg shell then peel under running water.

Cut your eggs in half and remove the yolks. Place yolks in a bowl and smash using a fork.

Stir in deviled egg ingredients including pink food coloring. The mixture will look a bit orange. If you want a truer pink, you’ll need to also add some white food coloring. I  would have use some, but I didn’t have any on hand.

To get a nice smooth filling, press it through a fine mesh sieve. It’s really thick and will stick to the bottom of the sieve, so just scrape it off into the bowl. Be sure to mash all the chunks of egg yolk so that no big lumps remain.If you skip this part you may find it challenging to pipe the bunny’s toes.

Spoon the deviled egg filling into a pastry bag or a large zip top bag and snip off the tip. Pipe three toes on the white curve of each egg then fill with filling.

If you want the pink pad on the feet to look smooth, dip your finger in some water and press down on the filling to smooth it out.

 

recipe courtesy of hungryhappenings.com

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