How to Make Dragon Eye Deviled Eggs
September 24, 2021
Dragon eye Deviled eggs on tray for Halloween

How to Make Dragon Eye Deviled Eggs

Have you ever wondered how to make dragon eye food or decorations? You may have seen the Medieval Knight dinner I hosted last year, or our Room on the Broom Halloween party. BOTH of which I made these Dragon Eye deviled eggs for.

Since then however I realized how many fun ways I can keep using them. We are HUGE Harry Potter fans and these would be perfect for a Triwizard tournament or simply as an homage to Hagrid, Charlie Weasley, or “Fantastic Beasts”.

So now that you are completely sold on the idea that you NEED these in your life, let's find out how to make dragon eye deviled eggs!

How to make dragon eye deviled eggs - by Salt Lake party stylist
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How to Make Dragon Eyes?

How DO you make a dragon eye? It depends.

Draw a Dragon Eye

Are we drawing? Here's an awesome dragon drawing tutorial that'll get you a gorgeous dragon eye. It's a simple step by step tutorial from a fun art teacher Ms. A.

Edible Dragon Eye

Are we talking Dragon eye food? Cause I was able to create a pretty cool looking dragon eye with cheese, yellow pepper, and a black olive slice on this Dragon Veggie Tray.

Dragon veggie tray for Dragon Party

Or perhaps we can take it another step and create creepy cool dragon eyes with deviled eggs!

Simple Dragon Eye Ingredients

Ingredients on counter for for making deviled eggs

When you think of deviled eggs it's not exactly a “health food”, but there are a few things we can do to make it just a little bit better for you:

  • Pasture fresh eggs – like from backyard chickens. Did you know that actual free range chicken eggs have less cholesterol than farmed chicken eggs? But industrial farms with “free-range” chickens aren't quite so healthy.
  • Mayonnaisethis mayo from Primal kitchen is my favorite. It's made from avocado oil and GMO free. It's still high in fat but doesn't have any hidden sugar so it makes these babies Keto friendly too.
  • Yellow mustard – I'm sure there are better mustards out there but the classic works just fine.
  • Pickle juice – This is my secret ingredient and the way my grandma used to make them. Instead of vinegar use pickle juice straight from the pickle jar.
  • Classic Seasonings – this is where personal preference comes in. You can make them classic with just salt, pepper, celery salt, and paprika – OR –
  • Spicy – add cajun seasoning, use Primal kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo, red pepper flakes, or a hot sauce like Cholula.
  • Fancy – add dill, dijon mustard, and tiny blue cheese crumbles

Boil Your {Dragon} Eggs

Good hardboiled eggs and bad ones
My perfect hard boiled eggs vs the way I was taught {which never works!}

Now that you've got your ingredients, let's hard boil these eggs!

Do you know the secret to PERFECT hard boiled eggs?

I thought I did. I followed all the advice I'd heard but they never turned out right and I could never figure out why.

Turns out I was listening to the wrong people and doing it COMPLETELY backwards! Find out how to make the perfect hard boiled eggs HERE. And when you're ready, come back to make these delicious deviled eggs for a Halloween dinner or Dragon Party.

Make the Dragon Eye Deviled Egg Filling

Hard boiled eggs with the yolks removed into a bowl

After your eggs are boiled, peeled, and cooled you're ready to start on the filling. If you followed my hard boiled egg recipe, first of all, great job listening, and second of all, I hope you continue making perfect hard boiled eggs for eternity!

The filling is super easy, just mash the yolks with a fork, add your mayo and mustard then use the pickle juice and seasonings to taste. See….I said it was easy.

Also, see how bright yellow those yolks are? That's the sign of a happy healthy true free-range chicken. Their yolks are more orange than yellow, which tells you they also have more Omega-3's and other vitamins.

Fill Your Dragon Eggs

Deviled eggs for Halloween

Now that you have the perfect eggs with the perfect filling, let's get it into those egg white shells. I just spooned these in and used the rounded spoon to make a smooth mound on top.

If you aren't making dragon eyes and want to be fancy, you can absolutely pipe them on with a special tip, or just a snipped off ziplock bag.

From Deviled Eggs to Dragon Eyes

Cut olives for pupils on dragon eye deviled eggs

The last stage of transforming regular chicken eggs into dragon eyes are the olive pupils. You can also add a little food dye to the filling if you'd like a red or green iris as well.

Slice the olive in half lengthwise and use the curve of the olive to your advantage. Simple slice off a crescent and then shape the other side to match. You will need a sharp paring knife to do this successfully. Do not use a serrated blade or your edges become more jagged.

Dragon eye Deviled eggs on tray for Halloween

Once all your pupils are cut, place them into the center of the “irises” in each eyeball. Now that they are done, you can display them on a tray or tiered server for your event.

I like to serve two eyes together which, in my opinion, increases the feeling you're being watched!

How to Serve Dragon Eye Deviled Eggs

Knights and dragon eye deviled eggs

Whatever your event, now that you have these easy and fun party appetizers up your sleeve I hope you make them often. Whether for a Medieval Knights celebration,

Dragon veggie tray and eyes for Halloween party food

Or a fun Halloween party based on Room on the Broom or even Harry Potter party.

If you do make these Dragon eye deviled eggs, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. We love celebrating all your hard work! 


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