The ancient Celts, believed that on October 31 ghosts of the dead returned to earth. Huge bonfires were lit and animals were sacrificed to ward off the spirits. The Celts wore costumes and used the holiday to predict fortunes. Today Halloween still retains the tradition of wearing costumes, scaring friends, and eating treats. Combine these traditions by making human body parts out of food for your next Halloween party.
Things You'll Need
- 12 Hard-boiled eggs
- Medium bowl
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- Two green onions, minced
- 1/2 tsp. dry ground mustard
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- Blue food coloring
- 24 slices of black olives
- Red gel food coloring
- Three cocktail sausages
- Small saucepan
- Three yellow bell pepper, cut into triangles
Peel your hard-boiled eggs and cut each one in half, lengthwise. Carefully remove the egg yolks and place them into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Set aside the egg whites.
Mash the egg yolks with a fork until they are smooth. Stir in the mayonnaise, green onions, mustard, salt, paprika, and garlic powder. Be sure to mix all the ingredients well.
Add a few drops of the blue food coloring to turn the mixture into a green color. Add more drops if needed.
Fill each egg white cavity with the green yolk mixture using a small spoon. Place a black olive slice onto each yolk filling. Place a piece of pimento next to the olive.
Draw red veins on the whites of each deviled eyeball with a toothpick dipped in red gel food coloring.
Slice three small shallow cuts onto the middle of each cocktail sausage with a knife. These will be the knuckles of the fingers. The cuts should be across the middle of each sausage.
Cook the sausages in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook for about two minutes. Let them cool.
Slice off a 1/2 inch at the top of each sausage. Be sure it is the same side as the knuckles. You are creating a place for the fingernails and only need to cut off a small portion of the sausage.
Add a small amount of ketchup on the nail area of the sausage. Place a triangle piece of yellow pepper onto the ketchup. It should look like a finger nail.
Fill the bottom of a cup with ketchup and assemble the severed fingers into the cup with the nails pointing out.
Tips & Warnings
- Be sure to have plenty of human body parts food ready for your guests.
- Other recipes for Halloween include brains, severed ears and body parts stew.
- Adult supervision is needed when cooking with young children.
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