Deviled Brains - Halloween Deviled Eggs
Would You Dare To Try Some Deviled Brains?
Ghoulish Eggalicious Halloween Party Treats Fit For A Zombie
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 deviled eggs recipe 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 eggs 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 be rest assured, 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!
Deviled Brains (Eggs) Recipe For Halloween
- 1 dozen eggs
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 finely chopped green onion
- salt and pepper
- red and green food coloring
- Hard boil one dozen eggs.
- Cool the eggs.
- Cut 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-By-Step Photo Instructions
Follow Along As I Show You How Easy It Is To Make These Ghoulish Appetizers
Step 1: Hard Boil A Dozen Eggs
Use An Egg Timer For Making The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg
Cooking the perfect egg every time is so easy using an egg timer. Submerge the timer directly in the pot of water alongside the eggs and watch it change color as the temperature of the water rises and the eggs begin to cook. The egg timer adjusts to the starting temperature of the water and mimics the cooking of a raw egg accurately from start to the soft, medium or hard stage...anyway you like it.
You can half the recipe to feed a smaller hungry crowd of zombies, er, I mean guests.
- 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.
Tips For Making The Perfect Hard-Cooked Egg
1. 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.
2. Allow your raw eggs to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes before cooking to prevent the shells from cracking.
3. 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 6-8 Drops Of Green Food Coloring To A Pot Of Cold Water
- 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: Place The Halved Egg Whites Into The Pot Of Green Water
- 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: Add The Rest Of The Ingredients To The Egg Yolks
- 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 3-4 Drops Of Red Food Coloring To The Egg Mixture
- Stir the red food coloring into the eggs. It should be a light pink in color.
Step 6: Place The Egg Mixture Into A Disposable Decorator Bag
- You can also use a small spoon to scoop the egglicious brains into the egg white halves.
Step 7: Arrange The Egg Whites On A Platter
Use A Deviled Egg Tray For Serving These Dreadfully Delicious Bites Of Brains At Halloween Parties
Store up to 18 deviled eggs in each of these snap tight egg trays. The tray keeps the smell of cooked eggs from taking over your fridge and prevents the zombies from clawing your doors down looking for delicious brains to eat.
These trays can go from the fridge to the table for serving. The lid snaps off and can be stored underneath the tray for easy pack up at the end of a party.
These trays are great for transporting the slippery eggs if you are bringing these to a party. The eggs arrive safely, without tipping over and making a mess.
Step 8: Pipe The Pink Egg Mixture Into The Egg Whites
- 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.
Add A Few Bloody Body Parts To The Tray For Some Frightful & Gory Fun
Have A Safe And Happy Halloween!
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© 2013 Corrinna Johnson