Devilish Eggs

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on October 26, 2012

No healthy Halloween recipe collection would be complete without an appetizer, right?

It was a toss up between bat wings, octopus, and witch fingers. In the end, the idea of making evil deviled eggs won me over.

I think I put the mustaches on the wrong way though. They should be pointed down not up and I just noticed it now as I sat here writing today’s post. They look more like cats, don’t they? Common’ be honest!

Either way, cat’s are still Halloween-esque so we’re good. And there are red cats out there somewhere, I’m sure of it.

The original creator of the devilish egg was Martha Stewart. She’s a wise woman that one.

Up until yesterday I’d never had a deviled egg because I was always wary of the ingredients. All that mayonnaise in one recipe cannot be good. With a bit of experimenting, I realized that Happy Days goat cheese acts as a great replacement for mayonnaise in just about any recipe and does wonders to the flavors of this healthy Halloween appetizer.

Don’t worry, if you can’t have goat cheese I have you covered.

This recipe was developed for Happy Days Goat Dairy.

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Devilish Eggs
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Allergens: Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free
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Serves: 4
 
Devilish eggs filled with goat cheese, roasted red pepper and paprika. A simple (and a bit mischievous) Halloween snack!
Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced in half with seeds removed
  • ¼ cup Happy Days Soft Unripened Okanagan Goat Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 slice red bell pepper cut into small triangles
  • 1 small knob of cucumber, skin removed and cut into long strands and triangles
Instructions
  1. To hard boil the eggs, bring a medium-sized pot of water to a boil. Place one egg on the end of a spoon and gently place in the pot. Repeat until all eggs are swimming in the pot. Cook for 10 minutes. Make sure it’s a gentle boil and not rapid. Once complete, remove from pot and place in ice water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes then crack on the counter and remove the shell.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to a low broil setting. Place halved bell pepper on a cooking sheet cut-side down. Place in oven for 20-25 minutes or until top is charred. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cooled, remove skin.
  3. Slice hard boiled eggs lengthwise. Remove the yolk and place in the bowl of your food processor or blender. Process until smooth.
  4. Place egg white sections on a clean plate and fill with red pepper filling.
  5. Top with bell pepper triangles and cucumber skin pieces.
  6. Place in the fridge to cool for a couple of hours before serving.

for a dairy-free version of this recipe, click here.

You could use store-bought roasted red peppers if you wanted to, but roasting them at home is pretty darn simple. Just broil for 25 minutes or so, peel and you’re good to go. I wish I’d made more because they make a fabulous edition to salads.

I learned that you have to be patient when scooping out the yolks from the egg whites. I broke a whole bunch of eggs and had to restart the processes more than once.

Yes, more than once.

I had ogre hands in the kitchen yesterday, obviously!

Blend all of the ingredients together, scoop out into the egg whites…

and top with pieces of red pepper and cucumber.

Now remember – put the mustache pieces on facing down, not up like whiskers!

Now that I’ve been introduced to the world of deviled eggs I’m curious, what’s your favorite deviled egg recipe?

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

Ooh I love that you put roasted red peppers in them! My favourite devlied egg recipe is my curried ones ( http://bit.ly/R5CD0Q). Rather than using goat cheese as you have, I used Greek yogurt and heaps of curry powder. They were oh so good!! You’re right about being patient with the yolks though… my first time making them took much longer than expected!

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

Adorable! You’re so creative, I love it. And deviled eggs are delicious in general.

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Erica { EricaDHouse.com }

Lol they definitely look like cats! But, devil cats :)

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Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Ha these are SO cute! I love deviled eggs!

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Oregon Sue

I LOVE what you did with those eggs!!! I am a deviled egg nut. I like them plain with Best Foods mayo, or I use the Kraft olive oil black pepper mayo. Sometimes I put finely diced tomato and crubled bacon in them or pesto. The pesto I think are my favorite. Imagination is the best ingredient! And yes, Greek yogurt in place of mayo is good….. pumpkin would be good, just a very small amount…. or mash up cooked vegetables and mix with yogurt or the goat cheese. Now you got me on a roll and I’m going to have to make some today!!

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Anna W.

these little critters look adorable and delicious!

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Carol @ Lucky Zucca

Yummy!!! I love deviled eggs and this is such a cute and healthy take on them! I usually make mine with greek yogurt instead of mayo but goat cheese is a GENIUS idea!! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Greek yogurt, yes.. that’s fabulous!

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Alissa N

I like to use hummus in place of the mayo, which is super similar to what you did for the non-dairy ones! They look so cute and yummy!!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Great idea, that’s what I did with the dairy-free version!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks

Well arent these just the spookiest little things! Love the chive (cucumber?) whiskers. omg too cute! Are you sure you weren’t a preschool teacher in a former life with all these adorable arts and crafts inspired recipes!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Haha I don’t know about that! I was a camp coordinator and counselor in a past life… maybe my crafty taste is from then?

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kim@hungryhealthygirl

I love deviled eggs and those are just too cute! Anxious to taste the difference with the goat cheese.

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner

Hehe!!! Those are so cute! :D

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Nicole

Witches brew breakfast pudding and
Diary free store bars are my faves so far

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Nicole

Skor bars . Crazy auto correct

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

store bars, skor bars, same thing! Good choices, Nicole!

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