Are you a total procrastinator like me? Realized you have a party to throw either the same day or the next day and have no idea what to make? I mean, we all want to be a good host and great food pretty much guarantees that.
Well, look no further my dears, once you make this recipe, you’ll never want normal deviled eggs ever again. Since Halloween is right around the corner, these are the perfect centerpiece for the appetizer table and with only 6 total ingredients, you cannot go wrong.
Ingredients & Extra Supplies
1/2 dozen Eggs
1/2 package Bacon
2 small avocados
1/4 cup Mayo
1 tbsp. Lime or Lemon Juice
Salt to taste (1 tsp)
Piping bag (or ziplock type bag)
Red & Green food coloring
Just like before, we are getting all of our ingredients together.
Preheat the oven to 400°. If you have not done this in the past, it’s seriously one of the best and easiest ways to get the best, evenly cooked, crispy bacon. Place your bacon (I cooked the entire package, but 1/2 of the package will be fine for this. I just have a problem and may need B.A. (Baconholics Anonymous). Once pre-heated, you’ll leave the bacon for 15-20 minutes depending on your preference I left mine for 20 to make sure it was crispy enough. Once it’s done, you’ll be chopping it up in pretty small pieces. It needs to fit through a piping bag later so just keep that in mind.
Once pre-heated, you’ll leave the bacon for 15-20 minutes depending on your preference I left mine for 20 to make sure it was crispy enough. Once it’s done, you’ll be chopping it up in pretty small pieces. It needs to fit through a piping bag later so just keep that in mind.
Does that not look delish????
Anyways, I digress. While this bacon is in the oven, you’ll be cooking your eggs. Again, if you have not hard-boiled your eggs this way in the past, just trust me. I wouldn’t steer you wrong.
Place your eggs in a pot of cold water, with the water covering the eggs by about an inch. Bring the water to a boil on medium-high heat. (For me, this took about the 20 minutes that the bacon cooked). Once it’s boiling, cover the pot, remove it from the heat and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Get a bowl with ice water ready. Drain the eggs and place them in the ice water to chill for a few minutes. Then, of course, peel them. If done right, they will peel away really easily.
What you are going to do now is cut a very small slice off the bottom of each end and then cut them down the middle. This is for two reasons. 1.) They can then sit on their own on the plate and 2.) You’ll need those ends for the “spooky” part of the recipe.
You’re going to be mixing those yolks in a bowl with the mayo. Make sure that you get it as smooth as you can to avoid any weird textures.
This is a little out of order, but I didn’t want to skip over those other steps.
While the eggs are boiling and the bacon is cooking, you’ll be working on your avocados. Just spoon out the avocado into a bowl, add the lemon/lime juice and salt to taste. You don’t need the avocado super flavorful because you want it to stand on its own. Focus on the creaminess of it. You want to get all the lumpies out. I just used a fork but feel free to use a masher or mixer if you want the extra dishes.
Once everything is prepared, you’re going to dump them all in together and fold them into each other to make a heavenly mixture.
I completely forgot to take pictures of this next step, but you’re going to get a tall cup and fill it with an empty piping bag or zippy bag. Spoon in the mixture, cut the tip off of the end and pipe it into the eggs.
Once you’ve filled them all, place the egg white slices on top of the mixture and grab your food coloring. I used brushes for these to make it easier on myself but if you trust your hands and artistic skills, then carry on free-handed. You’re going to use the green for the pupil/iris and the red for the “spooky” blood-shot eye effect.
Once the finishing touches have been done, you should have something like this:
My daughter thought it was amazing. lol. Her exact words were, “Oooohh those are perfect for Halloween. They’re so spooookkkkyyy.” (heart-flutters)
I hope you have fun with these and even if it’s not Halloween when you see this, just nix the “fancy-pants” decorating and you’ll still have a really yummy appetizer. In that case, I would add a dash of paprika; it will add a subtle balance to the flavor as-is.
Like always, I’d love to see your own creations so feel free to find me on social media and brag alittle.
Here’s to another day of Nom-Noms.