How To Make Green Eggs!

09 February 2012
Last week, I had an email from a reader asking me how to make green eggs like the ones we had at Finnegan’s Dr Seuss Birthday Party.  {Deana, I hope your eggs turned out perfectly!}  I thought, since Dr Seuss’ Birthday is coming up on March 2, we should do a quick tutorial on how to make them.
Pull out your copy of Green Eggs & Ham, whip up a batch, & surprise your kiddos with this easy recipe.

Green Seuss Eggs

You will need:
  • 6 large eggs
  • green GEL food coloring {Americolor’s Leaf Green is my fave}
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 t mustard {I used spicy brown, but yellow works just fine}
  • salt, pepper, paprika, tarragon {you can just use salt & pepper if you like}
First, we need to hard boil the eggs.  Turn the egg carton on its side and let the eggs sit out of the refrigerator for 30 minutes.  Letting the eggs come up to temp helps them not to crack and turning them on their side helps the yolk slide to the middle of the egg  so they are not off center.

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Put the eggs in a pan and fill with cold water, covering completely with about an inch of water over the top of the eggs.  Do not crowd the eggs or they can crack!  Put on high heat allowing the eggs to come to a rolling boil.

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Turn the stove off, cover tightly, and remove from heat.  Allow to sit in the pot, covered for exactly 17 minutes.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer from the pan into a bowl of cold water and ice cubes.  This will stop the cooking process and prevent the egg yolks from turning greenish.  Leave them in the ice water for 15 – 20 minutes.

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Peel the eggs under running water, if you follow the above steps, they should peel easily.  Pop the yolks out and mash lightly.  Add salt, pepper, paprika, and tarragon {or any combination of these that you like} to taste.  Add the mayo and mustard.  Stir until mostly combined.

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Then, add two small squirts of the gel food coloring.  Do not use the liquid food coloring from the store.  It is too runny for these purposes and will make the egg mixture really loose.  Stir them until all of the food coloring is incorporated and put into a piping bag.  If you don’t have a piping bag, you can use a plastic Ziploc and just snip the tip off for piping.

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You can store in the fridge separately until ready to eat.  Pipe into the egg whites and enjoy!  It’s a great way to celebrate Dr Seuss’ Birthday!

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15 comments:

Misc Momma said...

Cute! Wonder if this would get my kid to eat deviled eggs???
~Tara

seriouslysassymama.com said...

OMG I am doing this for my girls! Love it.

Yostee said...

I did these for Adrianna's Dr. Seuss party (which is how I found you...YAY!) and none of the adults would eat them because they were green!! PANSIES!!!

Stacy Kaye said...

So cute! Caden would love this!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Those are so pretty - I would hate to eat em!

Montecristo said...

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Limestone said...

This is so adorable :)

Jamie said...

I bet your green deviled eggs turned out amazing...I love deviled eggs.. I wouldn't care what color they are :0) I hope it's okay, I thought they would be a neat party snack on St. Patrick's Day too. I've featured them on my St. Patrick's Day hub about colorful and creative foods. You can see it here:

http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Colorful-and-Creative-Food-Ideas-for-St-Patricks-Day

Thank you so much for sharing!

Melissa @ LoveBugLiving said...

My girls would love these. Thanks for the egg boiling tips too.
Melissa
www.lovebugliving.com

Kristle Jones said...

These are ADORABLE! I am soo making these on Friday with my daughters! So glad I found you from Tip Me Tuesday - stop by say hi and stay awhile:
http://www.willblogforbeauty.com

xo Kristle

Maria Kitching said...

Absolutely brilliant, my little boy will love these, I'm your newest follower. Found you through tip junkie.

Anonymous said...

Where do you buy the food coloring?

Anonymous said...

I LOVE GREEN EGG'S AND HAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

My rendition is going to a gross n the whites will soak up some green in a seperate bowl n I'm serving them as 50 year old rotten eggs for my moms over the hill party!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So today is Dr. Suesss birthday! So excited I stumbled upon this. Made them today. Just finished eating them along with Pink Ink, Orea Cat in the Hats and the eggs. My daughters loved them. Thanks for the recipie.

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