Putrid Eggs

Spooky Putrid Eggs


Spooky Putrid Eggs

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It’s Halloween next week! One of my favorite holidays, especially now that I have kiddos. It’s always fun to see them run around and eat more sugar than they should.

Since the beginning of this website, I’ve always tried to make some fun appetizers or drinks for Halloween. You can see the full archives here, but these putrid eggs are an idea that I just loved. They look so bright and colorful, but also kind of scary! I really like the coarse toppings of black salt and sesame seeds that give them a more rotten appearance.

These are easy to make and deviled eggs are always a hit so if you are having a Halloween party, add these Deviled Putrid Eggs to your spread!

Putrid Eggs

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Spooky putrid eggs are a fun Halloween appetizer, plus they also happen to be delicious!


6 large eggs, hard boiled
1/2 ripe avocado
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
Green food coloring gel
Roasted sesame seeds, garnish
Black sea salt, garnish
Balsamic Vinegar, garnish

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  1. To make easy hard-boiled eggs, add your eggs to a large pot with cold water. Make sure the water goes a few inches over the eggs. Cover the pot and place over high heat to bring the pot to a boil. Once the water is boiling, turn off the heat, keep the pot covered, and let eggs cook for 12 minutes.  Then drain eggs, rinse with cold water to cool them off, and peel them for the deviled eggs.
  2. Slice peeled eggs in half and remove yolk. Add yolk to a bowl for mixing (I like to use a stand mixer to get the filling very smooth).
  3. Add mayo, mustard, and half a very ripe avocado to the bowl. Mix well until smooth. Then season with a pinch of salt and color with green food coloring!
  4. Pipe the filling into the white egg halves. Then drizzle with a few drops of balsamic vinegar and garnish with black sea salt and sesame seeds!
  5. Serve immediately or chill and serve within a day or two.

Halloween Putrid Eggs

Eggs are the first step to these, obviously. I keep my hard-boiled eggs simple. This is how I do it. I add my eggs to a pot covered with a few inches of cold water. Then I cover the pot and bring the water to a rapid boil. Once the water is boiling, I kill the heat and let the eggs sit for 12 minutes. Boom. Done!

Hard boiled eggs
Easy eggs.

Slightly older eggs will actually peel more easily and eggs are easier to peel if you start with the fat end of the egg.

Putrid Deviled Eggs
Chilled and peeled.

If you do it right, you’ll have perfectly set yolks and whites and hopefully no green or brown rings around the yolks.

Perfect hard boiled eggs

Now let’s talk filling! I added some avocado to my yolk which makes it really creamy and I thought would make it green, but avocado isn’t actually all that green so I ended up adding some green food coloring as well.

Deviled eggs for putrid eggs
Green it up.

Of course, you don’t have to use food coloring. I just thought it looked better with some bright green color to it!

As far as mixing goes, I used a stand mixer with a paddle attachment but you could use a hand mixer or just mash it together with a big fork!

Filling for putrid eggs
I went bright green.

To keep the filling clean, I piped it into the egg white halves, but you could scoop it in with a spoon if you want!

Putrid eggs
Pipe it in!

Then for the fun toppings! I added a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, sesame seeds, and black sea salt. This gives the eggs some nice texture and also looks cool!

Spooky Putrid Eggs

Give this recipe for putrid eggs a shot this Halloween. It’ll freak out the kids if nothing else!

Putrid Eggs

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