But not just any deviled eggs... We call 'em HOOTERS, Owl Deviled Eggs1
Especially if you have kids for your event, these will move like hotcakes... better actually.
The star of this recipe is the look. Very easy to make. Just cut the pickles to the right size, thin slice the olives for the eyes and pie wedge shaped tiny carrot pieces for the nose.
The actual recipe for the yellow deviled goo is my version of the classic Grandma's Dill Pickle version.
Tastes classically great...
Looks fantastic and fun for the kids...
WHOot Wouldn't Love these!
- 18 Large Eggs (NOTE: you will need extra yolks for this look, lots of yellow goo for center body and two side strips to hold wings and eyes at the head... 18 whole eggs will only make 24 deviled eggs halves), Hard-Boiled and Peeled (I always make at least 14-15 eggs just in case some do not peel well... Then I make Egg Salad from the leftovers). Follow the Blue Letter Link for an Easy to Follow Photo Essay on how to peel a dozen eggs beautifully!
- 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1/4 Cup Minced Dill pickle
- 2 TBS Yellow Mustard
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- 2 tsp Fresh Ground Black pepper
- 24 Sweet Gherkin Pickles Cut in half, trimmed to look like wings
- 1 Carrot, thin sliced, cut into 24 small pie shapes to work as noses
- 12 Large Black olives, each cut into 4 slices to look like eyes, 48 total eyes
- First to make the Eggs... Place the eggs in a LARGE Saucepan (or two), single layer. Fill the saucepan with cold water a couple of inches above the eggs. Place the pan uncovered under medium high heat and bring to boil. Cover the pan and remove from heat. Let the eggs sit covered in the water for 15 minutes.
- Drain the water from the pan, immediately fill with cold water. Gently tap each egg on a counter to crack and put them back in the cold water. Peel eggs under cold running water.
- Once all eggs are peeled, slice each lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place them in a small bowl. Arrange the white parts attractively, ready to fill.
- In that small bowl, Add the Mayo, Pickle , Mustard, Salt and Pepper to the Egg Yolks and mix until creamy. You will need to smash the egg yolks to get the mix creamy. Add additional Pickle relish liquid or Lemon Juice if the mixture needs to be smoother. Add carefully, the yolk goo gets too wet and the piping look will not hold.
- Transfer the yolk mixture into a piping bag with a large star tip. NOTE: the piped look only works if the yolks are very creamy (you may want to transfer to a food processor to get best results). Otherwise the piping tips will clog. And be sure to use that large star tip.
- Fill the hollow of each egg just to the edge of the crater. Then make three strips of filling across the top of the egg the two sides hold the wings and the center makes the body of the owl.
- And now, make the owls... Two Pickle pieces for the wings, two Olive slices for the eyes and a carrot nose. Store loosely covered with cling wrap.
- Serve chilled and ENJOY!