Take a deviled egg and turn it into one of these adorable chicks!
For every two chicks you will need:
2 hard boiled eggs
Mayonnaise to taste
salt to taste
mustard to taste (optional)
1 Tablespoon reconstituted instant potato flakes or mashed potato
2 carrot rounds, thinly sliced and cut into a diamond shape, for each beak
4 dark brown jimmies, raisins, capers, or cloves for eyes
Chinese noodles or shredded cabbage, for nest
Place eggs in a pot, add 2 tablespoons of salt and cover with water. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Remove eggs from pot.
Peel and Rinse eggs.
Slice across the middle to cut each egg in half. Scoop out the yolks and place them in a small bowl; set aside.
Slice off a small piece from the bottom of both large halves so they will stand up straight. Use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to make a zig-zag pattern on the egg whites, if desired.
With a melon baller (or spoon), scoop the mixture back into each white egg bottom, forming the chick’s head. Add the beaks and eyes and serve in a nest of cabbage or Chinese noodles