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Ghoulish Halloween Party Treats
Are you looking for a ghoulish appetizer to feed and satisfy a hoard of hungry zombies? You have got to try these dreadfully delicious deviled brains. They are a fun and creepy Halloween recipe for deviled eggs that will leave your guests, both the living and undead ones, clawing and digging their way back to the table for more!
To make these zombie snacks, I used a very simple deviled egg recipe that I make all the time and doctored it up with a little food coloring and a twisted imagination. It has just enough zip from the Dijon mustard to please the grown-ups, without overwhelming the kid's taste buds with too much spice.
Don't let their gross appearance deceive you! Even though the eggs look like mini brains, you can rest assured that they don't taste anything like brains at all. You will be pleasantly surprised to find they taste just like the regular, old-fashioned deviled eggs that have been a staple at parties for generations.
Follow along as I show you step-by-step how to make these devilish brain appetizers yourself. They are super easy to make and are a ton of fun to serve to your unsuspecting guests! (You can halve the recipe to feed a smaller hungry crowd of zombies, er, I mean guests.)
|Prep time||Cook time||Ready in||Yields|
1 hour 15 min
1 hour 30 min
12 deviled eggs
- 12 eggs
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 finely chopped green onion
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Red and green food coloring
- Hard boil the eggs and then allow them to cool.
- Cut each hard-boiled egg in half and scoop out the yolks into a bowl.
- Add a few drops of food coloring to a pot of cold water and add the egg whites.
- Allow to soak until they turn a greenish color.
- Add mayonnaise, dijon mustard, green onions, a few drops of red food coloring, salt and pepper to the yolks. Mix well.
- Pipe or scoop the yolks into the green egg whites.
- Serve chilled.
Step 1: Hard Boil the Eggs
- Place the eggs into a metal pot and cover them with 1" of cold water above the tops of the eggs. If you are using an egg timer, place it into the pot of water at the same time.
- Turn the heat on high and bring the water to a gentle boil.
- Remove the eggs from the heat and cover the pot with a lid. Allow to sit for 12 minutes for medium sized eggs and 17 minutes for large size eggs or until the timer reaches the hard cooked stage.
- Drain the water and place immediately into a cold ice bath. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then peel.
How to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg
- Use eggs that are at least 3–5 days old. The older the egg, the easier they are to peel. The shells tend to stick to the membranes more when they are fresh.
- Allow your raw eggs to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes before cooking to prevent the shells from cracking.
- Leave the hard-boiled eggs in their shell if you are not preparing and eating them right away. They will stay fresh in the fridge for up to one week.
Step 2: Add Food Coloring to Water
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- Give it a stir to disperse the color evenly in the water.
- I used a liquid green food coloring because it is the easiest to mix into the water and it dyes the eggs a perfect light green that looks just like zombie skin.
- Cut the eggs in half and scoop out the yolks into a separate bowl.
Step 3: Dye the Egg Whites Green
- Cover the pot with a lid and place in the fridge.
- Allow the egg white halves to soak for at least 30 minutes.
Step 4: Make the Egg Yolk Mix
- Add the dijon mustard, mayonnaise, green onion, salt and pepper to the egg yolks.
- Mash all the ingredients together with a fork until thoroughly mixed.
Step 5: Add Red Food Coloring
- Stir the red food coloring into the eggs. It should be a light pink in color.
Step 6: Load a Piping Bag
- You can also use a small spoon to scoop the egglicious brains into the egg white halves.
Step 7: Arrange the Egg White Halves
Step 8: Pipe the Egg Yolk Mixture
- Pipe the mixture back and forth to create squiggles to make them look like brains.
- You can finish by adding a sprinkle of paprika to the tops of the eggs if you like.
© 2013 Corrinna Johnson