When I was growing up my mom would fix Deviled Eggs for Holiday feasts or the occasional church potluck. I would end up eating most of them and would try my best to sneak a few before they arrived at their destination. That's when she decided she would have to start making a second batch just for home. I adored her for this! I continue the tradition and make a "few" extra eggs and when no-ones looking I will squeeze any of the extra filling from the bag into my mouth. I don't think I should have just admitted that....
Anyways these Monster Eggs, as I like to call them, were entirely too much fun to make! I got the idea from Rock Your Party where they made Spiderweb Eggs.
Here's what you need to make the Monster Eggs (click here for printable recipe)
2 teaspoons black food coloring
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon Grainy mustard
A couple dashes of hot sauce
Salt and Pepper
Sliced olives (I only used the end)
Gloves to protect hands from dye
1.) In a stock pot combine 8 cups of water with black food coloring. Place eggs in a single layer,
cover and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand for 15 minutes.
|The dye ran onto the paper towels and made a beautiful pattern!|
2.) Using a slotted spoon, place eggs on paper towels. Place colored water in fridge to cool. Use the end of the a wooden spoon to tap each egg in several places to slightly crack the shell. The more places you crack, the more veins the egg will have.
3.) Place the eggs back into the cooled water and let sit for 2 to 3 hours. The longer they sit the darker the veins.
|Peeling eggs is usually my least favorite part but this time it was so fun!|
4.) When done, peel eggs and cut length-wise.
Using a teaspoon, scoop out the egg yolks and set egg whites aside. Mash yolks with remaining ingredients.
5.) Fill a Ziploc bag with egg yolk mixture and cut one of the corners off to fill each egg white.
6.) Garnish with a sliced olive.
|Two great tips: Use a potato masher for the yolks and a Ziploc bag makes filling the eggs much easier.|
The eggs turned out great. I hope you'll try this out yourself sometime, it really is a lot of fun. You don't have to follow my recipe for the filling, there are tons of different recipes out there. You could change the color of the dye too. I think it could look like beautiful stained glass for Easter. Remember the longer you leave the eggs in the dye the darker they will get.