Have you ever noticed how this time of year gets all our creative juices flowing? That is especially true about food. I have always marveled at the endless creativity that can come from our kitchens. Halloween certainly brings on some truly fun dishes that we can share with our family and friends. While I was perusing our cookbook library, I pulled out a recent book, Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook that I had just purchased that was loaded with fun ideas for Halloween. The Spooky Spiderweb Deviled Eggs was one my friend, and fellow foodie just had to try.
Spooky Spiderweb Deviled Eggs
- 2 teaspoons black gel or paste food color
- 12 eggs
- 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoon white vinegar
- 2 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Garnish: chopped chives and paprika
Combine 8 cups of water with black food color in a large pan. Place eggs in the pan in a single layer then cover and bring to boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 15 minutes. Remove the eggs and gently crack the shell with a spoon. Fill a large bowl with the boiling colored water. Place the cracked eggs in the bowl and put in the refrigerator to cool. Let the eggs sit in the colored water for 2 to 3 hours. Remove the eggs from the colored water, peel and cut lengthwise. Carefully scoop out the egg yolks and set egg whites aside. Mash the yolks with the remaining ingredients and fill each egg white half with the yolk mixture. Garnish with chives and a dash of paprika. Serve and/or refrigerate.
Notes: You may need food grade gloves to prevent dying your hands. The more you crack the eggshells, the more webbing you will get. Be careful not to over do the cracking. You can use any kind of deviled egg filling recipe you desire.
These Spooky Spiderweb Deviled Eggs were super easy, REALLY fun to make and delicious too. My friend’s kids just loved them, and as you would expect, they didn’t last long. With Halloween fast approaching, these Spooky Spiderweb Deviled Eggs will be something I will make with and for my friends who will be at my house to help with the trick or treaters. Enjoy.
Time to eat…
If you enjoyed this beef tips with mushrooms recipe, check out the Halloween Candy Corn Bark Candy, Halloween Spiders Recipe, Homemade Fondant along with this Halloween Poem “The Witching Hour” for extra fun.