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.



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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Reviews (7)

48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
I made these with the blueberries and they turned out perfectly. They were easier than I expected and even though the liquid was still *slightly* warm when I took them out of the fridge, the dye worked fine. These looked beautiful on Martha's aluminum leaf-shaped plates from Macy's, which I had sprinkled with paprika.
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I just tried one egg in preperation for Halloween. I used black food colouring because I had it in the panrty and it looked exactly like the photo! I'm impressed! I'll be turning mine into "Deviled Spider Eggs"
Rating: 5 stars
For people who want to avoid using dye, the blueberries worked quite well but I found they were very light and subtle in comparison to the photo. I think black dye would make them more dramatic but I like having a healthy way of dying them.
Rating: Unrated
If you have black food coloring, it works just as well. Can't see paying for the blueberries if you already have it in the house.
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You can use this same technique for dying the egg white to make Disgusting Deviled Egg Eyeballs:
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Very lightly crack shell .
Rating: Unrated
New one on me.