This week, Natalie and I are learning about Life on the Farm! With some rainy weather cancelling our trip to the farm, we decided on another hands-on, visual activity in the kitchen!
This recipe was super simple and I was actually very surprised at Natalie's dexterity and ability to do many of these steps with very little assistance. (It's easy to relax when you know you and your 2-year-old will be the only ones enjoying this snack.)
Let your toddler get a little messy and explore new foods with this adorable little chicken deviled egg snack!
5 large eggs
1/3 cup mayo
1 heaping tablespoon pickle relish
1 baby carrot
1 pinch paprika
salt & pepper to taste
pepper corns or whole cloves (for the eyes, not for eating)
For perfect boiled eggs, place your eggs in a medium sauce pot and cover with water. Place on the stove on medium-high heat and cover with a lid.
As soon as the water starts to boil, turn off the burner but leave your eggs in the pot on the stove. Set a timer for 12 minutes.
Once your timer goes off, run cool water over the eggs in the pot until all the hot water has been displaced. You may want to do this 1-2 more times as the water gets warm from residual heat. Once the eggs and water feel close to room temperature, put in refrigerator in a sealed container.
When you're ready, peel your boiled eggs and rinse under cool water to ensure you've removed all the shells. Cut eggs in half and remove the yolks, placing them in a small-medium mixing bowl.
Add salt & pepper and smash your egg yolks with the back of a fork. Once the yolks are uniformly smashed, add in the mayo and mix until fully incorporated.
Next, add your pickle relish and pinch of paprika and mix thoroughly.
Scoop your yolk mixture into your egg whites and refrigerate.
If you'd like to make your eggs look like little chickens, slice a baby carrot into thin rings Slice each ring into 2 half circles and then into 2 triangles for the beaks. You can use the excess to make the little feet. Add pepper corns of whole cloves for the eyes but be sure to remove them before serving or snacking!
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