In honor of the recent midterm election, Veterans Day weekend and the 2nd Annual Veterans Day Craft & Vendor Show that Functional Rustic has the honor of participating in tomorrow – Functional Rustic’s DIY Tutorial for this week is How to Dye Egg Whites. Specifically – how to dye them patriotic colors!
Instead of breaking the bank trying to decorate for your holiday gathering – turn the yummy food you are serving into the decorations!
How to Dye Egg Whites and Make Festive Deviled Eggs – DIY Tutorial from Functional Rustic
Fill a pot about half way with water and bring it to a rolling boil (very bubbly). The water should be able to completely cover all the eggs you are going to boil.
NOTE: When you add the eggs later the water level will increase so make sure you leave room in the pot for the water level to boil and rise later.
Once the water is boiling add your eggs and boil for 15 minutes (Chicken Egg) 30 minutes (Turkey and Muscovy Duck Egg).
The Muscovy Duck and Bronze Turkey Eggs are much larger and take longer to cook.
Below is an example of a rolling boil – very bubbly.
Once the eggs are boiled remove them from the water and put them in an ice bath. (An Ice Bath is just a bowl with ice and water in it. The idea is to cool the eggs immediately so they stop cooking. Running them under cold water works too.)
The white-ish egg is from the Muscovy, brown egg is chicken and the speckled egg is from the turkey.
Valencia Merble the Dog is all too happy to help with this tutorial. She loves snacking on the ice cubes!
Once the eggs have chilled you need to remove the shell. I start by tapping the ends on the cutting board so they crack.
Then, I roll the egg on its side on the counter/cutting board until the sides crack too.
The shell easily peels off the chicken egg now. Duck and Turkey eggs – well, I have yet to find a way to get the shell off without removing a lot of the egg white. I use the same approach but it does not turn out as pretty.
Cut the egg lengthwise and remove the yolk (yellow stuff inside).
Set the yolks aside to make the filling later. Don’t be concerned if the yolk looks a little grey. It happens sometimes.
Fill a glass with about 1 cup of water and add 3 to 6 drops of food coloring to the water. I chose red and blue to honor the holiday weekend.
Put the egg whites into the colored water to soak for about 30 minutes.
Mix the yellow egg yolks with miracle whip and yellow mustard. I don’t measure so I honestly cannot tell you how much I used of each. I just mix until it tastes the way I want.
This tutorial is more about teaching you how to make your eggs look festive and less about teaching your proper flavors. You find different recipes Here . You find the flavors you like and Functional Rustic will teach you how to make it look festive!
Once 30 minutes have passed on the egg whites soaking in the colored water – remove an egg to see if you like how the color looks. If you want it darker than soak it longer.
Remove the eggs from the colored water and pat the eggs dry with a paper towel.
Add the yolk filling to the newly dyed egg whites. Fancy people, as I like to call them, put their filling into a plastic bag, cut the corner off, and then pipe the filling into the egg. I am not a fancy person, ha, so I use a spoon.
After my yolk filling is spooned into the egg white (now red and blue) I sprinkle Paprika on top for a little flavor and a bit more color. Smoked Paprika is also delicious (again, find the flavor that best suits you.)
Take pictures of your creation and share it with Functional Rustic on Social Media. And of course – eat that festive décor knowing it was your DIY creation!
Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic
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