"Bubble, bubble. Toil and trouble. This appetizer is commonly known and used but, I have put my own little twist on this recipe. It is deviled eggs made to look like the eyeballs of a lizard. It a hit with the kids at my Halloween party. Watch them get eaten up at your party!" — ANGELA O.
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sweet pickle relish
prepared yellow mustard
green food coloring, or as needed
1 (6 ounce) can
sliced black olives, drained
The photo of this dish is the one I submitted. It was a hit at our neighborhood adult Halloween party. I added bloodshot eyes by dipping a knife in paprika and lightly touching the eyes. I found the recipe to be a little too dry and added a couple more tablespoons of mayo. I also colored the mayo yellow for the spot in the middle of the eye.
Filling was pretty dry. Next time I will just go with my traditional recipe and add some green food coloring and olives.
These are really adorable and fairly easy to make. Only suggestion is, to use BLUE food coloring, and not green. We put in 10+ drops of green and it didn't change color. My daughter said, "yellow eggs and blue food coloring will do the trick", and sure enough, it did! :)
Great presentation on the party table. Did not use relish and used Miracle Whip instead of mayo plus some additional spices. Use black olives and green olives with red pimento. Tucked the small green olives inside the black olives - nice and spooky!
Was really yummy, but we couldn't figure out how to get the blood shots and the paprika didn't look nearly as good as in the pic so we ended up mixing mayo and red food coloring and it looked great.
These were very good and a very cute concept for Halloween! Everyone loved them and they are so very easy. I used a toothpick dipped in liquid red food coloring to make the "veins" for the eyes. I also put some egg mix aside not tinted green to make the pupil. Thanks for sharing this cute idea :)
My 12 year old daughter found this recipe and made these last night. We had to add about 4 times as much mayo as the recipe called for as it was very very dry following the directions. To make the "eyeballs" appear bloodshot, we lightly sprinkled the filled eggs with paprika before adding the olive slices. So far everyone has thought they were fabulous.
Just a few tips for deviled eggs in general -- If you want the yolk of the egg to be positioned exactly in the center of the egg, turn all of your eggs you will be using on their side in their carton the night before in the refrigerator. This will center the yolk and when you boil them the yolk will stay there! If you want the yolk to retain it's natural yellow color instead of getting that icky green rim (although that wouldn't really apply for this recipe), have a bowl of ice cold water filled with more ice ready after you get done cooking the eggs and immediately transfer them to the cold water. The green rim occurs from a chemical reaction that happens when the yolk is exposed to oxygen. Rapidly cooling them in the water will stop the reaction from happening, yay! :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Halloween Eye of Newt
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 67
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