This Halloween I am all about making quick, cute, festive and most of all easy treats. Last year I served deviled eggs at my party The filling in the centers were shaped into little pumpkins. They were gone in about 3 seconds flat.
This year I tested a few other ideas I have seen around the interwebs. I've always wanted to create these spiderweb eggs but, even though I loved the resulting design, the two hours chill time in the fridge time pretty much murdered the quick and easy thing.
I found this video which showed how quick you can dye cooked egg whites. Like 5 minutes quick. The secret is rice vinegar. Who knew?
First I tried the black white with orange egg yolks filling shown in the video. I loved the result.
But you knew I would stop there. Just couldn't resist flipping the script. Here are the orange yolks with black filling. I think I put too much orange food coloring in the water/vinegar mixture. They came out neon orange. Next time I will dial back on the drops.
Many of you out there probably think these are too disgusting to eat. Those who do have never been to any of my Halloweenie'Tini or Boo"Tini parties. I make those drinks strong.
Below are instructions on making both color combinations. This will make 6 black and 6 orange eggs. If you just want to make one color combination, place all the water, vinegar and the dozen eggs all in one bowl.
For the deviled eggs filling I mixed the yolks with some mayonnaise, a Worcester sauce, garlic powder, horseradish kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. However, I encourage you to use whatever you have on hand to make a delicious filling to your taste.
This recipe brings up so many other possibilities for creating festive colored deviled eggs for other holidays like Easter and Christmas. Hmm....
Black & Orange Deviled Eggs
- 1 dozen eggs
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 4 cups water
- 2/3 cup rice vinegar divided
- Black paste food coloring
- Orange paste food coloring
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoon Worchester sauce
- 1 teaspoon horseradish
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
- Link to the video which shows how to dye the egg whites is here
- Place the eggs in a saucepan, cover with water, add the teaspoon of vinegar and bring the pot to a boil. Cook the eggs for 10 minutes.
- In the meantime, set out 2 separate small bowls. In each bowl, add 2 cups of water and 1/3 cup of rice vinegar.
- Add 1 +1/2 teaspoons of the paste food coloring to each respective bowl and stir to dissolve.
- Remove the eggs from the pot, run under cold water, peel and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
- Cut each egg in half lengthwise, remove the yolk one each half and place in a separate bowl.
- Rinse out the cooked egg white halves to remove any residual yolks.
- Place 12 halves in the black tinted water and the remaining 12 in the orange solution. If you place the egg white halves with the well side up and push them down to fill the well with the liquid, the egg will completely submerge and dye evenly.
- Place two separate thick layers of paper towels on the counter next to the bowls.
- After 5 minutes use a slotted spoon to remove the egg white halves from the liquid, taking care to thoroughly wash the spoon in between color and to rest the eggs face down on separate paper towel areas divided by color.
- Add the mayonnaise, Worchester sauce, horseradish and garlic powder to the bowl with the egg yolks.
- Use a fork to smush everything together and thoroughly combine.
- Season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
- Use a separate bowl to divide the mixture in half. Using a few drops at a time tint one-half black and the other half orange.
- Place the dyed egg whites on a serving plate. Use a teaspoon or a pastry back to fill the egg white halves with the corresponding color filling.