Deviled eggs are a staple at most potlucks, Southern parties, and Easter gatherings. Probably because they’re simple to make and easy to eat. For as long as I can remember I’ve eaten stuffed eggs. They’ve been at every Thanksgiving, Christmas, church supper, and 4th of July picnic, but I especially look forward to them at Easter! As a little kid, my mom loved to poke fun at me, because I’d whine about the stench of hard-boiled eggs, and then gobble every last one up.
Oh, and she always transported them in a special “deviled egg holder.” Did you have one of those?
And even though I love a classic hard-boiled yolk mashed and whipped with mayo, and stuffed into an egg, it’s nice to change things up every now and then. That’s why I’ve put together a collection of different ways that you can enjoy deviled eggs.
Now, before you can even think about stuffing eggs, you must boil them. For some of us that’s a tricky task, so follow these simple instructions on how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs… and peel them too! After you’ve successfully boiled the eggs and peeled off the pesky shells, use these recipes to mash and mix a variety of herbs and spices into the soft yellow yolks. I bet once you spoon these new mixtures into your eggs, you won’t go back to that “classic” version.
Wow, those are 10 really tasty ways to eat deviled eggs. I’m still deciding which recipe to use for Easter. I know my dad would go crazy for the Bacon and Cheddar Eggs, but I’m not much of a bacon fan. Last week the Test Kitchen made the Spicy Dijon Deviled Eggs and Mediterranean Deviled Eggs …I couldn’t get enough of them! The Mediterranean egg yolks were extra creamy from the hummus and the Spicy Dijon had a nice “deviled” kick from the creole seasoning. Well, since I bought myself an egg holder this year (I guess we do turn into our mothers!), I’ll probably be making two or three recipes! 🙂
To change things up even more, try serving your deviled eggs as cute little Easter chicks! I’m planning on making at least a half dozen of these to decorate the table. I have a feeling they will receive a lot of “oohs” and “ahhs!” Plus, they’re simple to make, so don’t be discouraged! I hope you’ll give all of these ideas a shot, but in the mean time, I’d love to know…
What’s your favorite ingredient to add to deviled eggs?