These Spider Web eggs are one of the easiest Halloween treats that are actually quite healthy too and are an effective way to feed everyone something healthy and spooky. A good combination no? The one thing I will say is that use as old eggs as you can find and apparently if you leave eggs out of the fridge, for every day you will lose a week in life which is good for boiled eggs as that makes them easier to peel (otherwise add a teaspoon of bicarb to the water when boiling which will help to peel the eggs). Also do this spider web effect very close to the time that you will serve them. I made the mistake of doing these the day before and the veiny spidery effect dissipated with time.
Spider Web Eggs
An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5-8 minutes
Level of difficulty: Easy
1 dozen older eggs
black food colouring (you can also use squid ink)
black salt to serve-I used a genuine black salt, a gift from Celia who was invited to the party but was too scared of vampires to come (yes really!)
I used red food colouring to test it out
Step 1 - Boil the eggs taking care not to accidentally crack them open. Meanwhile, have a large bowl ready with water and a little black food colouring. When the eggs are done, carefully drain the water (again, we don't want any extra cracks). I used a washing up glove to hold them in one hand and a tablespoon in the other and I gently tapped them in the centre on two sides. Place in the water for 5-10 minutes. When you peel them, the spider pattern will come out! Serve with salt or mayonnaise.