Arachnid Eggs

Did you know one of the most common fears is the fear of spiders? Here is a fun recipe prey on those arachnophobics in your life. It’s a Halloween twist on an Easter favorite, these are Arachnid Eggs! If you like deviled eggs, then you’ll love these. This recipe comes from Castellon’s Kitchen.

Spider Web Eggs (Guacamole Deviled Eggs)
Makes 12

6 eggs, hard boiled
1/4 t purple gel food coloring in water

Boil eggs. Cool under running water and refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight.
Remove eggs from the refrigerator and using the back of a spoon, tap the shells in various places. This is what gives you the spiderweb pattern. Into a large bowl and add enough water to cover the eggs and add the gel food coloring and mix well. Add eggs to colored water and Refrigerate the eggs overnight.
Drain water and peel the shells to reveal the cool spidery webs of color. This is the most fun part of this recipe. The eggs are stunningly beautiful. I may never color Easter eggs the same way again.
Cut eggs in half, place yolks in a food processor and continue to prepare the guacamole egg filling below. Place egg white halves in single layer in a shallow dish and refrigerate until ready to assemble.

Guacamole Egg Filling
yolks of 6 hard boiled eggs
1 avocado
juice of one lime
1-2 T cilantro leaves
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t ground cumin
1/4 t cayenne pepper (to taste)
salt to taste
Blue corn chips, crushed (garnish)
In a food processor, blend yolks, avocado, lime, and herbs and spices until very smooth. Transfer into a piping bag with a star tip and pipe into spiderweb eggs and garnish with crushed blue corn chips or red pepper flakes (not pictured) or even top with your favorite salsa for a bloody effect. Enjoy!

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