Apr 29, 2010

Deviled Eggs

I love deviled eggs. I'm going to post a few of my favorite recipes for you. These are always a crowd pleaser. I've never met anyone that doesn't love deviled eggs... of course in my family the 40 or so hard boiled eggs that we hide at Easter are gone the same day...

Classic Deviled Eggs

6 hard boiled eggs
1-3 Tbsp mustard
1-3 Tbsp miracle whip or mayonnaise
Salt and Pepper to taste
Paprika for sprinkling

Cut hard boiled eggs in half and remove yolks carefully, you don't want to damage the whites. Smush the egg yolks up with a fork, or... if you wanted to... you can throw them in a big ziploc baggie and smush them with your hands ( this way is more fun )Once you've got the yolks nice and mushy add in your salt and pepper, mustard and miracle whip or mayo. You can adjust how much you put of each, so if you prefer more mustard then put more mustard. After you've got everything mixed together go ahead and start filling your egg whites up. If you put it in the plastic bag then just snip a corner off and use it like a piping bag. If you didn't, then you can just use a spoon, a piping bag, or a ziploc bag. :D Easy peasy. Sprinkle paprika over the top for color, and a tiny bit of flavor.

Deviled eggs with avocado

6 hard boiled eggs
1/2 avocado
1/4 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp low fat greek yogurt (or any plain yogurt)
1/4 tsp garlic powder (or to taste)
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste)
Sea salt to taste

Cut eggs in half and carefully remove yolk. Mix everything except the egg whites together. Put filling in the egg white halves, or serve with crackers or fresh veggies.

Another variation
6 hard boiled eggs
1/4 c mayo or miracle whip
1 Tbsp milk
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried chives (or use 1 large very finely chopped green onion in place of dried chives)
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard powder
1/8-1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste, I use seasoned salt)
1/4 teaspoon paprika (a little more for dusting the eggs)
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Cut eggs in half and remove yolks. Mix everything except egg whites together. Fill egg whites and then sprinkle with some paprika.

Yet another variation

6 hard boiled eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise or miracle whip
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp prepared mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 green onions, finely chopped
1 Tbsp well-drained pickle relish (you can use dill or sweet they'll add different flavors)

Cut eggs in half and remove yolks. Mix egg yolks until smooth, add Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper. Mix until smooth, add green onions and pickle relish. Spoon into egg whites and sprinkle with paprika.

Spicy deviled eggs

6 hard boiled eggs
2 Tbsp mayonnaise or miracle whip
2 Tbsp mustard
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
1 dash lemon juice
1 dash horseradish sauce
1-2 dash Tabasco sauce
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
1 Tbsp paprika plus some for garnish

Cut the eggs in half and remove the yolks. Smush egg yolks, and mix with all other ingredients. Fill the empty egg whites with filling and sprinkle with extra paprika.

I've got many more recipes... this is just enough to wet your whistle hopefully! Deviled eggs don't have to be boring, they can vary from wonderfully simplistic to amazingly gourmet and decadent. Enjoy!


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