Deviled Egg Tulips Put A Springy Twist On A Classic Appetizer

Many home cooks have their own take on deviled eggs, the classic appetizer that has adorned dining tables since the Roman empire. Some chefs like to get creative with their garnishes, and others prefer to keep the recipe traditional while presenting it in fancy serving trays. However, none of these methods might be as visually striking as deviled egg tulips, which are meant to resemble the iconic springtime flower.

To make these deviled tulips, start by carefully cutting out the top of a hard-boiled egg in the shape of a crown. Once that's done, you can remove the yolk from the whites and mash it as you normally would. Feel free to use a fine mesh strainer to help you break apart any lumps, as these will ruin the texture of your yellow filling. Once you've passed your yolks through the sieve, you can begin to mix them with mayonnaise to create that smooth, savory cream.

Once you've stuffed the whites with the yolk cream, your deviled eggs should appear like open tulip flowers. To make them appear like a bouquet, you can cut a small hole at the bottom of the whites and stuff a green onion stalk in them. This will resemble a flower stalk, which you can then bundle together into an edible bouquet.

Other ways to mix up deviled eggs further

Presenting your deviled eggs like a bouquet of tulips isn't the only way you can mix up this recipe. While many are content with just the traditional pairing of mustard and a bit of paprika, other condiments can really make your filling the star of the event. Adobo sauce or truffle can add some much-needed depth to the yolks while sour cream acts as the perfect tangy replacement for mayonnaise. Try dying (or pickling) your eggs by soaking them in beet juice to get a striking color — which you can then also make into a beautiful tulip bouquet.

Once you've stuffed and assembled your deviled egg tulips, you can continue to spruce them up by garnishing them with decadent toppings. For example, Ina Garten tops this dish with salmon roe, as it adds some nice visual flair and subtle umami flavor. Bacon bits and dill pickle slices are also great options — but feel free to stick to fresh chives if you're looking for the green, floral theme of the deviled tulips. As for the egg-white (or beet-purple) petals, you can dip them in some water and food coloring to dye them into an array of floral colors.