Spiderweb Eggs

Spiderweb Eggs
Photo: Kate Sears
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It may look like a swarm of spiders got into the henhouse, but these hard-boiled eggs are another Halloween hoax. Webs are "spun" with the help of blueberries, which are added to the water as the eggs cook.


  • 1 dozen large eggs

  • 8 cups water

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries

  • Gray sea salt, for serving

  • Freshly ground black pepper, for serving


  1. Place eggs in single layer in a large saucepan, and cover with water and blueberries. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 10 minutes.

  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove eggs one at a time, and place on a folded kitchen towel. Lightly crack shell on side with the handle of a whisk or a wooden spoon. Transfer egg to medium bowl; cover with cooking water. Repeat with remaining eggs. Let eggs cool completely in water in refrigerator.

  3. Carefully peel shells from eggs. Serve with salt and pepper.

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