Last year we hosted a “Holiday Nightmare Party” complete with gruesome/inappropriate costumes and treats! As a JOKE I decided to make devilled eggs look like “white walker” eyes from G.o.T. (snow zombies are Christmas-y, right?). I dyed canned jalapenos with a brilliantly blue, fruity kiddy drink. I poured a bit of the spicy blue “fruit” juice into the yolks to give them a blue tinge.
I fully expected them to remain untouched on the tray, but much to my surprise:
Huge. Stupid. Hit.
I realize this unintentional recipe is pretty much the antithesis of what MilitantFoodie is about, but I decided to create a new-and-improved version in honor of my Standard American Diet Honey Bunny’s Birthday! Yay!
Nick’s Birthday Blueballz
1 cup canned/jar jalapenos
2 cans quail egg in brine
2-3 cups fruity blue artificially flavored kiddy drink (non-carbonated)
½ tsp sea salt
1 quart mason jar
Simmer jalapenos and salt in the Blue Drank for 10-20 minutes. Jalapenos should absorb some of the blue color. Remove from heat and allow blue to cool.
Drain brine from canned quail-eggs (you could hard-boil raw quail eggs and peel them yourself if you are really into doing everything from scratch, but you are about to season them with artificial fruit drink, so it seems like unnecessary work.)
Once the blue liquid and jalapenos have cooled, fill a quart mason jar with the eggs and the blue jalapenos, leaving about 1 inch from the top. Pour in the blue liquid and make sure all the eggs are covered. Secure with lid and store in the refrigerator. Give the jar a gentle shake every day so the blue can evenly permeate the eggs.
Eggs will be nice and spicy blue flavored in 2-3 days. I’m unsure how long they will last in the fridge… They are loaded with artificial everything, so they may be the perfect road food during the zombie apocalypse!
-Cut them in half and place a sliver of blue jalapeno over the exposed yolk.
-Stab a jalapeno and an egg with a decorative toothpick to dress up a dirty gin martini.
-Eat them directly from the jar while having a Game of Thrones marathon.
-Leave the eggs floating loosely in a dirty gin martini, and stab them with a little plastic sword while having a Game of Thrones marathon!
Nutritional value and sugars were not nearly as dismal as I had predicted… Calculations factor in all the ingredients, although most people would not drink the juice.