Super fast and adorable deviled eggs that look like hatching chicks!
1/2tspsaltor to taste
Hard boil the eggs. Option 1- Place in a saucepan with cold water to cover and bring to a boil for 10 minutes. Plunge in an ice bath for 5 minutes, then peel under running water.Option 2- If you have an Instant Pot, this is even easier! Use the 5-5-5 method. Place eggs on trivet with 1-2 c water underneath and cook at 5 minutes at high pressure, wait for 5 minutes natural pressure release, then place in ice bath for 5 minutes before peeling.Option 3- buy precooked and peeled eggs from the store. They'll never know!
Remove yolks.Hold egg so it's sitting upright in your hand. Gently cut around the middle of the egg (slightly above center) using a zig zag pattern. Wiggle off the top half- this becomes the hat- and scoop out yolks. You may want to slice a small disc off the bottom of the egg to help it remain upright.
Mix filling.Mash yolks with a fork, then stir in mayonnaise, mustard, and seasonings. Taste and adjust if needed.
Pipe filling into eggs.Use a spoon, a piping bag, or a decorator like the Wilton Decorating Tool to pile filling into the bottom half of each egg. Place top half on, leaving plenty of yellow showing for the chick face.
Make the face.Using a sharp knife, cut small wedges of carrot for the beak. You can do the same to make eyes out of the olives, or use a small decorating tip to poke circle shapes out of the olives. Press into filling.
You can boil the eggs and make the filling a day in advance, but do not assemble until the day you're planning to serve them. Eggs can be kept for an extra day in the fridge.