Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Deviled Eggs

Everyone has a family recipe that it would be just sinful to "doctor up." This one, for deviled eggs, was introduced to me by my husband's family, and these babies are always a simple party favorite. I guess sometimes it's better to not mess with something that's simple AND delicious, right? Here goes...


12 eggs
1/2 cup of mayo
2 teaspoons of white vinegar
2 teaspoons of yellow mustard
2/3 teaspoon of salt
pepper to taste

Hard boil the eggs by placing them in a pot of cool water -just enough to cover the eggs. Bring the water up to a boil and then pop a top on the pot (try saying that 10 times over) and remove from the heat. Let stand for 10 minutes. Cool the eggs under cold running water and gently peel them

Next, scoop out the yolks and set the whites aside for filling. Add all of the remaining ingredients accept the paprika to the yolks and mix well. For a super creamy consistency use a hand mixer to get out any of the lumps.

To fill the little egg white "cups," we load all of the yolk mixture into a zip lock bag with the corner cut off. Gently squeeze the mixture out of the bag's corner to fill the eggs. Garnish with a bit of paprika sprinkled on top, and you are finished. For an elegant presentation, serve with fresh asparagus spears.


Anonymous said...

There's nothing like good ole comfort food! I recently attended a reception which had a deviled egg "bar" set up with different toppings to add to the yolk mixture that fills the cooked egg "boat". The toppings included bacon bits, green onions, pancetta, sour cream,sundried tomatoes, etc. much like a potato bar. I thought it was a novel idea and would be fun to have set up at a brunch.
Thanks for the simple recipe!

Anonymous said...

OMG I am SO craving Thanksgiving now. That is always John's job now heh heh. LOVE DEVILED EGGS YUM.

Do you do the thing with the baggie to squeeze out the yolk mixture? (maybe i should read your rendition of our recipe first hehe)


Anonymous said...

No baggie needed. Just put a bowl of your yolk mixture out along with all of the toppings and let your guests build their own deviled eggs! Put your toppings in martini glasses to make it more festive.

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