Deviled Eye of Newt

Posted on 30 October 2012 by Mădălina

These deviled eggs aren’t for the faint; they have a kick and packed panache with for the most sophisticated of palates.

Deviled Eye of Newt
(makes 12 servings)

- 6 hard cooked eggs, peeled and halved lengthwise
- 1/4 cup pesto (store bought, or home made)
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 tsp mustard powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tsp sriracha hot sauce

Suggested Toppers:
- sriracha hot sauce;
- black olives, sliced (yes please!)
- roasted red pepper
- paprika


1. Prepare eggs (instructions to hard boil eggs at the bottom).

2. Carefully scoop yolks into a food processor. Set whites on a serving platter, cover and set aside. Add pesto, mayonnaise, mustard powder, salt, pepper, and sriracha to the egg yolks. Pulse until the mixture smooths out and is homogenous.

3. You can use a small spoon or scoop to mound yolk mixture into whites. For a neater finish, use a piping bag fitted with a plain tip, and pipe out round circles.

4. To make the eye of newts: using a piping triangle, pipe out sriracha to emulate the blood shot eyes. Place a black olive slice in the center of each egg, and top with a sliver of roasted red pepper. Sprinkle with paprika for extra flavour and aspect.


How to make hard-cooked (boiled) eggs:
(tips from Egg Farmers of Ontario)

 1. Choose eggs that have been in your refrigerator for about a week. They will be easier to peel than fresh eggs, but will still have the same great taste and nutritional value

2. Place cold eggs in a single layer in a saucepan. Fill the saucepan so the eggs are covered with at least 1″ of cold water.

3. Bring the water to a boil over high heat (with lid on or off, as you wish). When the water reaches a boil, immediately cover the saucepan and remove it from the heat to stop water from boiling.

4. Let the eggs stand in the water, covered for 18 to 23 minutes (the eggs cook while standing in the boiled water). A large egg will take 18 to 20 minutes to cook, but be sure to set a timer.

5. When the time is up, immediately drain off the water, and run cold water over the eggs until they are cool to the touch.

*hard-cooked eggs can be kept in the fridge for up to a week.



12 Comments For This Post

  1. Jenn Says:

    Happy World Egg Month!! This was a neat exercise. As a fun fact Health Canada has approved whole eggs as first foods for babies at 6 months! Cute!

    I also learned that not only are eggs a great source of protein but beyond that they contain antioxidants (from the yolks) that serve as eye protection and help prevent cataracts. Poor vision runs in my family and my dad just had a serious eye surgery, followed by cataracts. So I’ll be sure to consume more eggs! And eating 2 eggs a day gives us the sufficient amount of Choline, for brain development and functioning. Good to know!

    The site looks great Maddy. Keep up the awesome work!

  2. Colleen Says:

    I love how the Egg Farmers website has video answers to some of their questions! It makes it a lot more interactive and easy to learn. It was interesting to learn what chickens eat and how little chemicals are actually used for their feed, as well as what makes an egg an Omega 3 egg. I would definitely recommend checking out this website!

  3. Thorbo Says:

    These look amazing. Can’t wait to try them

  4. Jessica Says:

    I don’t think I could eat these…they look TOO much like eyes!! Haha so cute though

  5. alice Says:

    cool idea for deviled eggs! I learned that the difference between free range and organic eggs is that the latter are made by chickens who are fed organic grains.

    Keep up the good work Maddy.

  6. Kate-lyn ali Says:

    What are omega-3 eggs?
    All eggs naturally contain some omega-3, but omega-3 enhanced eggs are laid by hens fed a diet that contains 10 to 20 percent flaxseed. Flaxseed contains omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids that are known to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Omega-3 fat can’t be made by our bodies so we need to get it from the food we eat.

    HOPE I WIN :)

  7. Tamar Says:

    Eating eggs can help protect your eyesight, thanks to the Lutein and zeaxanthin antioxidants found in the yolks!

  8. Sara Says:

    Hi there,
    I will definetely try these deviled eggs. It is a very creative way to get my kids eat eggs. Thanks for the idea.
    I was always wondering how long can I keep hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator, and here is the answer(thanks to Egg Farmers of Ontario): hard-boiled eggs are good for about one week if kept in the shell and refrigerated. If unshelled, they are good for 4 or 5 days.

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