Dudefood Tuesday: Scary Spider Eggs for Halloween

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It’s already mid October and the days are getting shorter in a fast pace now. The darker months are definitely at our doorstep and this is the season for horror and superstition.

Men in general are fearful for a lot of things since the old days.
Think about fear of snakes (while a lot of people in Holland have never seen an actual snake in real life), fear of bats (I still don’t know where that rooted fear comes from) and of course fear of insects and spiders!

Fear of spiders is even scientifically quantified and labeled with Arachanfobia.
And ofcourse there are a lot of urban legends that have a spider as the major star of the story. Here is one of the more popular spider themed urban legends.
A real Dude doesn’t fear anything of course. Well, maybe a little fear for the credit card bill after the Misses has been shopping with her friends.

But this dude has overcome every type of fear since puberty by watching as much horrormovies as possible.
And after enduring all Jasons, Michaels and Freddies and their horrors, nothing can scare me anymore.
Although, old men in swimming shorts still scare me. But that goes for everybody, yes?

Slowly the Halloween night is making his entry to the Netherlands as well and more and more people arrange a horror party in which you have to dress up as scary as possible.
Normally dudes who dress up are uncool, except for Halloween.
And when I say: ‘dress up’ I don’t mean dress up as in Barry Manilow in rhinestone and feathers, but as in: Dracula movies and creepy zombies.
Come to think of it: Barry Manilow also is scary. Actually he scares the big Jeepers out of this dude (even before he starts singing!).

Today a creative snack for a Halloween party; scary Spider eggs.
I Once spotted a picture of these eggs on internet, but can’t recall where that was.
So I decided to make my own inspired by the photo I had seen.

By the way: what was the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?

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Scary Spider Eggs for Halloween
Recipe Type: Snack, Halloween
Author: Tom Gerrets
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Ingredients
  • 10 eggs
  • 20 black olives (without the pips)
  • 100 gr pine nuts
  • leaves of 1 twig of thyme, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp mayonaise
  • 1 tsp tobasco
  • 1 tsp french mustard
  • 1 tsp powdered paprika
  • Salt n Peppa
Instructions
  1. Take a saucepan and fill it with cold water. Add the eggs and some salt and bring to a boil. Cook the eggs for five minutes and then drain them and cool the eggs in cold water. After cooldown, peel the eggs .
  2. Briefly roast the pine nuts in a skillet (no oil) and then chop them up.
  3. Slice the eggs lengthwise and remove the egg yolk with a small spoon and put this in a bowl and mash up with a fork.
  4. Then add the mayonaise, thyme leaves, tobasco and mustard and mix until you have a smooth and creamy paste. Put this in a piping bag.
  5. Pipe the eggyolk mixture into each sliced egg (in the cup) and sprinkle some chopped chestnut and powdered paprika on top.
  6. Finish off by topping with half an olive (sliced lengthwise for the body of the spider) and the second half finely sliced in 6 or 8 pieces (to resemble the legs of the spider).
  7. Ofcourse you can freely experiment with flavors and herbs for the filling and for an extra ‘boody’ dimension add some drops of ketchup on top of the deviled eggs or mix it with the eggyolks .

 

Tom Gerrets

Since recently promoted to sales manager at Simone's Kitchen, he is still working towards his ultimate goal; to become a celebrated hobby chef.. ;) After a few enervating cooking courses he became really interested in preparing dishes. His sometimes cynical outlook on the world and the actualities at least do not leave a bitter taste in his dishes. With Carpe Diem as his life motto Tom is thé Bourgondiër pur sang on this culinary blog and the inventer of the Dudefood Kitchen.

4 comments

  1. Actually, I don’t think it gets any scarier than Barry Manilow. 😉 These are fun — thanks.

  2. Unfortunately for us in Hawaii we are closer to the equator so we do not plunge into fall darkness like you in the upper hemisphere do. We have our own time zone (Hawaii Standard Time) and we lose about an hour of day light at the most. We only have two official seasons; Winter (November to March, more rain and nighttime temperature might get down to a bone chilling 15.556 C degrees) and Summer (April to October, less rain drier and daytime temperatures never exceed 35 C degrees and our median 365 daily temperature is 25.556 C degrees). Being an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean 2,400 mi from nearest land no snakes live in Hawaii, however we do have the endangered species Hoary Bat and we do have bugs. In the tropics bugs grow big and if they are bright colors they are poisonous. The Hawaiian centipede grows very big plus comes in colors and its sting can kill a small dog or child. We avoid them like the plague. They somehow find a way into your house and find warm places to hide (like your bed). Stomping on them or chopping them up only pisses them off and they attack you. The other creature is Hawaiian scorpions which have a nasty sting. Of course we have plenty of sharks and moray eels in the waters surrounding us so you stay out of brown water run off but still they might mistake you for a seal and chomp down on you while you are swimming or surfing. Such is life in paradise. I will not get into the real Hawaiian ghost and paranormal happenings in Hawaii because it might freak you out. In ten years I’ve become a firm beliver.

    The spider eggs are pretty cool but for Dude Food you should get the following books: “Play With Your Food” by Joost Elffers, Publisher; Stewart, Tabori & Chang; ISBN: 1-55670-630-8 (he) and “The Secret Life Of Food” by Clare Crespo and Melcher Media, Inc, Publisher; Hyperion Books For Children New York; ISBN: 0-7868-0846-2

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