MomDot

Put us down for appetizers this 4th of July.

It's pretty impossible to find a potluck, holiday gathering, dinner party, or luncheon in the South where deviled eggs aren’t on the menu. We have dozens of deviled egg recipes, but a particular patriotic version from MomDot caught our eye and we had to share.

MomDot’s Red, White, and Blue Deviled Eggs are a festive treat for a Fourth of July celebration. And her recipe is a simple, classic one, but she dyes the eggs for a creative twist.

Although the final product will look like you put in a lot of effort, it’s so easy to make these patriotic deviled eggs. For this project, you can use regular food dye or leftover Easter dye tabs. Be sure the eggs are completely cooled after boiling, and separate the yolks. Then simply soak the egg whites in a vinegar-water mixture with the dye for a few minutes. Keep an eye on them to see how the color is developing—if you soak them too long the eggs could pick up some of the vinegar flavor.

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This is a great summer project to do with the kids, and it’ll be a hit at their Fourth of July party. Deviled eggs are such a versatile dish that they can be served at brunch, with lunch, or as a dinner appetizer. Even though MomDot went with a simple mayo and mustard combo for the filling, you can mix up your red, white, and blue deviled egg recipe with any ingredients.

Although there are plenty of ways to make the best deviled eggs, you can ruin them quite easily. Follow some of our favorite deviled egg recipes, though, and you’ll be the hit of the party.

Here are 10 deviled egg recipes ideal for summertime:
Barbecue Deviled Eggs
Georgia Peach Deviled Eggs
Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
Smoked Salmon, Lemon, and Capers Deviled Eggs
Triple Pickle Deviled Eggs
Shrimp Rémoulade Deviled Eggs
Texas Caviar Deviled Eggs
Smoky Pimiento Cheese Deviled Eggs
High Society Deviled Eggs
Avocado-Tarragon Deviled Eggs