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How to Make Harry Potter-Inspired Deviled Dragon Eggs

In the two years since I started this blog, a fun little pandemic project I call a “Harry Potter lifestyle blog,” I’ve had a chance to make some pretty interesting concoctions. I’ve brewed Butterbeer (easy) and Polyjuice Potion (also easy, at least for Muggles!) and finally came to understand why Harry loves Treacle Tart so much; by popular request, I even invented my own potion, all Half-Blood Prince-style – for the Draught of Peace – something we all needed this past few years!

But when I saw a similar recipe for deviled dragon eggs recently, I knew I needed to give it a shot here with a special Harry Potter twist. After all, dragons play a pretty big role in some of Harry’s most memorable – and most terrifying – adventures, and it only makes sense that there’s at least some food we can enjoy to honor these magnificent creatures (in Hagrid’s opinion anyway).

I’ll admit it up front: we’re not using real dragon eggs, and no dragons were harmed in the making of these deviled dragon eggs. (Instead we’re using a Muggle substitute ingredient: chicken eggs.) Ready to discover a new way to make deviled eggs that will have all your fellow Potterheads begging for the recipe to your Scintillating Solution, I mean, these deviled dragon eggs? Read on!

Dragons in the Wizarding World

Harry Potter Dragon Eggs

While you may have seen other deviled dragon egg recipes on the internet, I couldn’t find a single one that was inspired specifically by Wizarding World and the dragons in the Harry Potter series. So I decided to make one!

You see, there are lots of dragons in the Wizarding World: Harry meets his first dragon in Sorcerer’s Stone when Hagrid hatches one in his hut. During this experience, Harry learns from Ron that there are other dragon species even in Britain, like Hebridean Blacks from Scotland and Common Welsh Greens from Wales.

He gets a more personal encounter later in the series during Goblet of Fire when he squares off against a Hungarian Horntail during the first task – and discovers there are three other dragon breeds too: the Chinese Fireball, Swedish Shortsnout, and Common Welsh Green.

Finally, Harry, Ron, and Hermione form a temporary allyship with a Ukrainian Ironbelly when they help it escape Gringotts in Deathly Hallows – and escape with it on its back.

How to Make Deviled Dragon Eggs

Deviled Dragon Eggs Recipe Youtube

If you love the idea of wowing friends or partygoers with deviled dragon eggs – okay, okay, chicken eggs for us Muggles –, here’s how to make it happen.

Start by hard-boiling your eggs. Once they are cooled and dried, take each egg and roll it between your hands or on a table to crack the shell – do not peel the shell off the eggs!

Deviled Dragon Eggs Recipe

Next, take ziploc baggies, and add several drops of food coloring and one tablespoon of water to each bag, to make the eggs for different dragon breeds. Here are the ones that I made, and the colors I put together for each dragon breed:

  • Common Welsh Green: Brown (1:1 red + green)
  • Hebredean Black: Black w/ purple undertones (2:2:1 red, blue, and green)
  • Chinese Fireball: Orange (1:1 red + yellow)
  • Swedish Shortsnout: Blue only
  • Hungarian Horntail: Grey (1:1:1 red + blue + yellow)
  • Norwegian Ridgeback: Black (1:1:1 red + blue + green)

After adding the eggs to each bag and rolling them within the bag to ensure they are fully colored, wait 30 minutes. Then, rinse the eggs and lay them out on paper towel to allow them to dry somewhat. When ready, peel the eggshells off each egg; you should end up with a unique, scaly design on each one that looks much like a dragon egg would – if we were able to see such things as Muggles.

Once you’ve peeled all the eggs, it’s time to make them deviled. Half each egg, scoop out the yolks, and add the yolks to a bowl with mayonnaise and mustard. Combine these three ingredients into a creamy paste, then scoop that paste back into each half-egg. Top the mix with paprika, and your deviled dragon eggs are complete!

Harry Potter-Inspired Deviled Dragon Eggs Recipe

If you’re just here for the recipe card, you’ll find it below. Note that it’s actually longer than my description above – because I go through each step in detail so that you don’t miss any important step in the process (even if you’ve never made deviled eggs!).

Deviled Dragon Eggs

Deviled Dragon Eggs Pin
Prep Time 30 minutes
Waiting Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Food coloring
  • Ziploc bags
  • Water
  • 3 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Mustard
  • Ground Paprika


  1. Start by hard-boiling your eggs; you can boil however many you like for this recipe.
  2. Once you've strained and cooled your eggs, dry them.
  3. Take each egg and roll it within your hands or on a table to crack the shell. Do not peel the shell off!
  4. Once you've cracked all of the egg shells, set the eggs aside.
  5. Take a ziploc bag and add a few drops of food coloring, plus 1 tablespoon of water to the bag. (See notes for suggestions on different Harry Potter dragon breeds and food coloring mixes.)
  6. Make as many bags with food coloring and water for each different dragon egg you'd like to make.
  7. Once your food coloring is all ready, add each egg to one of the bags. Roll the eggs within the bag to coat them in food coloring.
  8. Once all eggs have been added to a bag and covered in dye, set the eggs aside for 30 minutes.
  9. While waiting, prep the ingredients for making deviled eggs: put 2 tablespoons of mustard and 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise to a bowl.
  10. After 30 minutes, take the bags individually and rinse the eggs. Set them on paper towels to dry; be aware they will likely still bleed some color from within the shells so paper towel is best!
  11. Once all eggs have been rinsed, begin peeling them. Each egg should show a unique design and colors based on the bag they were dyed in.
  12. Half the eggs and scoop out the yolks into the bowl with the mayonnaise and mustard.
  13. Combine the mayo, mustard, and egg yolks into a creamy paste, then scoop it back into the half-eggs.
  14. Sprinkle paprika on each deviled egg to finish.


Here are the colors for each dragon breed:

  • Common Welsh Green: Brown (red + green)
  • Hebredean Black: Black w/ purple undertones (2:2:1 red, blue, and green)
  • Chinese Fireball: Orange (red + yellow)
  • Swedish Shortsnout: Blue
  • Hungarian Horntail: Grey (red + blue + yellow)
  • Norwegian Ridgeback: Black (red + blue + green)

Have any questions about making these Common Welsh Green and Norwegian Ridgeback deviled dragon eggs, inspired by the world of Harry Potter? Let me know in the comments!

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