Deviled Chicks

2 Posted by - April 7, 2012 - Easter, Food & Drink

I fall victim to the “oh my God that is so cute” sickness on Pinterest regularly. I’m pretty sure Easter is the best holiday for that. Bunnies and chicks are already so cute I want to die.

How, I ask you, could any human being with a real, beating heart resist this? Not I. Especially since deviled eggs are one of the things that I am usually capable of not fucking up. Usually is the key word there, apparently. Sigh. Can you see where this is going?

You guys, it doesn’t seem like it would make that much difference to cut open a boiled egg the long way rather than the short way. It does. That freaking yolk is never where you expect it to be. 9 eggs later, I had 6 mostly passable ones.

This pissed me off mightily. If there’s one thing I hate, it’s having to throw away perfectly good food. (I know. Blame it on years of hearing about starving children in China. I can’t help it. It explains a lot about me, actually.)

But I forged on, slopping deviled egg mixture into the sort of limp and broken whites. It’s damn hard to get yolks out when you slice them this way without the whole egg exploding in a fart-smelling hard-boiled egg bomb in your hand. Just trust me. (I don’t have a picture of that because I was too busy using the resurrected savior’s name in vain to get my camera.)

The result is less than perfect. But maybe I can serve the demented devil-chick eggs to the kids tomorrow and it won’t give them nightmares for more than a few weeks.



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  • Kara

    I love that it looks like the perfect looking chicks went through some sort of torture device where they were sprayed with a high powered hose. I’m glad I won’t be attempting this one! It sounds like it was pretty painful.

  • Patty Hicks

    Blame it on those darned food designers! Yours sort of look like chicks that are going to war with little helmets on. =-/ Little boys would love them!

    • Angela

      OMG i just died laughing at the “war helmet” comment :)

  • robena grant

    Oh, yours are gorgeous. They made me laugh. I like them better than the more perfect ones above. So, yay! you. the kids will love them.

  • Kate George

    *snort* I’m so glad I’m not the only one with culinary ineptitude!

  • Julie

    I JUST saw something similar, but with sliced olives (the green type with a red center) as eyes. I can’t find it to link. Probably best. Now I know I will NOT be attempting this!

  • inkgrrl

    The original example look like snowmen-cum-easter chicks. Yours look like roller derby chicks. Therefore, yours are clearly superior. I mean c’mon, cutesy-pootsy for Zombie Jesus Day? I think not!

  • Candace

    Yours look like muppet deviled chicks. i kinda love them.

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  • Judy

    Just wanted to say your chicks looked better than mine I gave up after only making 6. I then made the rest the normal way cut in half length wise… The outcome was no one wanted to eat them they were too cute. Well I can’t say no one I did the next day lol

  • Amy Young

    I also tried this at Easter, had all of the same problems you did. I finally gave up and made regular old deviled eggs, just a few of them were cut differently. ;)

  • Chiao Kee Lim

    Where does the yolk need to be? A good tip is to spin the egg gently sideways on a hard surface before you put it into hot boiling water to keep the yolk in the centre when it’s cook.

    • JamesWBowers

      Except that this only works if you’re already boiling the water which makes it substantially easier to overcook the yolks (which results in deviled eggs that taste like they’ve literally been to hell with all the sulfur flavor).  Scroll up for my tip on keeping yolks centered.  For hard boiling eggs, the best method is to put the eggs in a saucepan, cover with an inch of COLD water, then bring it to a boil on the stove, and once it’s boiling turn off the heat and slap a lid on it.  In 12 minutes the eggs will be perfect, and it’s nearly impossible to overcook the yolks this way.

  • laura olsen

    Those look like biker chicks lol

  • GiGil

    My son made these (he’s 7) and they look EXACTLY like yours. LOL.

  • Mama Gringa

    I seriously laughed out loud at your attempt to devil chickens. That’s a good thing – I am way too sick to enjoy humour today but now I can’t stop giggling. Will have to troll the rest of this site. I think I may be in love.

  • amanda

    I made them this past easter. I used black writing icing for the eyes and I pipped the filling inside of mine.

  • Shelley

    I have NEVER laughed so hard at a blog posting…that picture of your demented eggs sent me into a total fit…thank you so much your ‘attempt’ :)

  • Lindsey

    I love eating eggs so much! But something just throws me off about making eggs look like what they would have hatched out to be? I dunno, I’m just weird o.O

  • Deborah

    I MUCH prefer the demented devil chicks… I want to eat them to get that evil inside of me. I’m too nice of a person…

  • Tina MacKinnon

    Those are drunken gangster chicks. I’d eat them. (and get your mind out of the gutter)

  • Karyn

    That is hilarious, they look like secret agent deviled eggs. The black holes for eyes are terrifying! Awesome attempt and thanks for posting!

  • Christina

    Oh, these little deviled soldiers might be the funniest things I’ve ever seen. Ever. I laughed so hard I cried, and then I couldn’t stop crying but I was really laughing. My emotion wires got crossed. Anyways, helmuts? Hilarious!!!!!!

  • MM1

    They look like they have been to war!
    It was a hard battle…

  • carlym

    seriously the final photo of yours made me laugh out loud till tears ran out my eyes.  freaking hilarious  – they look like soldiers coming back from war.  brilliant!

  • EvelynK

    gnahaha :’D last photo and last sentence gonna make me laugh :D thanks for the try :D

  • MalloryAnn

    I am literally CRYING. I havent laughed this hard in….ever. I love you.

  • Lisa

    I have made these before and the yokes will stay in the center if you stir the eggs as they are being boiled.  Hope you don’t give up and try it again.  They look great!!!

    • KaitStr

      They Look great????? Liar!

    • JamesWBowers

      There’s an easier way to get your yolks to center in hard-boiled eggs, but it requires preparation.  Take your carton of eggs, put a rubber band around it to hold it closed, then put it on it’s side in your fridge for a day or two before boiling.

  • LauraMinster

    Just found your site. This post almost had me peeing myself laughing. Especially the last part.I think I love you. 

  • HisTechnoAngel

    demented devil-chick eggs …. my head hurts BAD from laughing so hard xD

  • CassC

    OMG I just found your site and have been laughing pretty hard, but this one literally has me speechless and in tears.  
    “without the whole egg exploding in a fart-smelling hard-boiled egg bomb in your hand. Just trust me.”   <—-Killing me!  
    My 2 year old keeps asking me what’s wrong but I can’t stop laughing long enough to tell her.  This is officially the best blog I’ve EVER found!  

  • Geminix07

    I just found your blog and this photo got me ROFL, not literally but you get the idea.

  • SharraBucherGoddard

    i was golden until i scrolled down to the ‘reveal’. Melted devil chicks that just hatched from hades. LOL!!! = first time tearing up from laughing. thank you.

  • AllyC

    Best one yet. Can’t stop laughing.

  • jj

    i am crying so hard right now…..omg too funny

  • AMerchant

    OMG I think I just peed myself alittle I am laughing so friggin hard. This would soooo be me!!!

  • Melissa

    absolutely freakin hilarious. I am making those now just to scare my kids

  • aallison3

    Trying so hard not to laugh out loud at work. I’m so glad I found your blog!

  • lizzyd8530

    DEMENTED DEVIL CHICK EGGS!!!!! BAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!! I’m laughing so hard in my office on a floor that is super quiet! Great blog! I too was almost tricked with this “cute” Easter idea, but then got lazy and instead bought confetti eggs at the store. Also, for those offended…get a life…nobody is making you read this blog!

  • lalahls

    ahhahahhahaha You make me laugh so hard! that picture of your eggs really got me!!

  • AnneMittmann

    OMG!!!I laughed so hard!!!I What are those eggs you made???hahahaha love this post!

  • RubyRoberts

    I haven’t laughed so hard in ages! You rock! Thanks so much for keeping it real! I’m hooked!

  • Kris D

    I’m still ROTFLMAO!

  • teachu2

    I laughed so hard I almost p’d my pants! Yours are soooo much cuter!!!

  • Annieheineck

    Add a riffle to each of them and you now have created the first platoon of war chickens..lololol OMG I would have brought these to a party anyways just for the laugh !!!!! I just have to say, My Macaw Parrots who are in their cages behind me, LOVE your failures…as I laugh, they get to laughing with me and it turns into a laugh fest DAILY!!! we love you!!! :) hahahaa

  • Lindsay

    Ohmygod, I love you. Please, please, please quit your job and write amusing posts all day, everyday.  Seriously, do you need a BFF? Because I would PAY for that honor.  Hi-Larious. Tears streaming down my face, sitting in my house all alone like a crazy person.  Love Forever and Ever – Lindsay


    O.M.G!!!! I am crying I’m laughing so hard!! I’m so glad I came across your blog on Pinterest! Your my sense-of-humor twin!! I wish I had the sense to take pics of my Pinterest fails! PLEASE keep this blog going! 
    Do you take suggestions of Pins to try?

  • Caity

    OMG I laughed out loud when I saw your version. They look like melted storm troopers.

  • Eileen

    I don’t understand why you had to throw any food away. Couldn’t you have made egg salad? 

  • Lily

     @JamesWBowers Waaaaaaay to complex to both with just to center a yolk. Seriously, you’re lucky I can boil water much less cook eggs in it.

  • LyndsayW

    This is seriously amazing. 

  • kita954

    Ok, i laugh at all of your blog posts, but this one i literally laughed out loud. those freaking melting chickadees are HILAR. 

  • SoldierK

    How adorable, you’ve turned your deviled chickies into “Garbage Pail Kids.”

  • jaestate07

    I have not laughed this hard in forever! Thank you!

  • Mary

    I am home recovering from surgery.  You made me LOL for the first time in 3 weeks

  • ella83

    I recently came across your blog. Ive smiled. Ive nodded my head in agreement as I too have attempted countless pins… but this one….ThIS ONE officially had me gasping for breath, tears rolling, kids looking at me weird. That is, until the kids looked at the picture and couldnt stop laughing either. I will file this under “need not re-attempt” and take your word for it!

  • JameeceMcLaren

    No need to waste food, the eggs that you didn’t find the yolks, you can make into egg salad….

  • Emilydse14

    “exploding in a fart-smelling hard-boiled egg bomb in your hand. Just trust me.”
    You have successfully made snot shoot out of my nose!! NEVER READ THIS BLOG WHILE AFFECTED BY ALLERGIES!!

  • bluebeta

    I also tried these adorable chicks last Easter.  I got the same kind of results.  Maybe you have to use Giant eggs or something.  This was a very disappointing one for me too.

  • Monoxidechick

    HEHE I actually really like yours better!! they are cute in a chubby, melty, cool musician wearing glasses and a little jewish hat sort of way ??? 

  • jgaub

    Thanks for making my ENTIRE office at school crack up laughing. As grad students, we need the stress relief! :)

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  • hshelloner

    this made me laugh so hard

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  • Chanelle

    First off, the disparity between what it was supposed to look like and how it came out just about made me pee my pants… so thanks for the laugh!!

    And I mean this seriously when I ask but… didn’t the picture make it clear that you were supposed to cut the egg about halfway up and not just at the very top?

    Anyway, I really enjoy reading your blog!

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  • Gemini Girl

    Evil devil chicks AHHHHH run for your lives… funny lol

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  • Haydée

    I have NEVER seen such an clumsy person!!! Where is the “difficult” part we’re missing? Reading your blog I’ve seen at least 98% proyects that are SO ease and you fail in them….I guess it’s not Pinterest fault, it’s just your lack of “crafty”, and also you make the things the way you want and DON’T follow the instructions!!!!!

    • Sharonacles

      If you’re so frickin great at these things, why don’t you show everyone how it’s done w/ a link to your attempt at this?

    • Heather

      “Wow. I didn’t appreciate this particular thing I read. Instead of going to read something else, I’m going to leave a nasty, rude, thoughtless comment! That’ll show ‘em!”
      Seriously. Take your snark somewhere else.

      • thatpandabitca

        Thank you!

  • Lisa

    You are fun anyway! They look horrible, I could never cut them like that either. I really like your site.

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  • Mari

    They look like angry little soldier chicks… too funny :o)

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