Favorite Easy Deviled Eggs

29Jun09

Favorite Easy Deviled EggsI’m not really one to follow recipes, so when I get in the mood to make something familiar, I do it off the top of my head. As is the case with my deviled eggs. People seem to like them, no matter what I put in them (which varies based on the contents of the fridge), so they’re a bit different each time. Chris requested some on our last trip to the grocery store, so with that I whipped up this batch.

Favorite Easy Deviled Eggs
5 Eggs
3/4 cup Mayo (I used light, but use whatever you like)
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp Yellow mustard
1 tsp Paprika (+ more for sprinkling)
1 tsp Cumin
S&P

The trickiest part about making deviled eggs is getting them cooked properly. I’ve heard of and tried many different ways. Basically, put the eggs in the pot, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, you can do two things: let it boil for 5-6 minutes, then you’re done, OR turn off the heat, cover, and let the eggs cook in there for 15 minutes or so. Whichever way you choose, if you’re new to it, scoop out one egg at first and shell it–if it’s not done, cook the rest for longer.

Once your eggs are cooked, run them under cold water. The temperature change should help the insides contract away from the shell, which makes it easier to peel than if you had let them cool off naturally. I like to peel my eggs in water–less messy and it helps the peels come off in one chunk. Once the eggs are peeled, slice them in half and scoop out the yolks. Mash the yolks, and to them add: mayo, both mustards, and spices.

Mix everything until smooth, scoop into a pastry bag or sandwich bag with a corner cut off. Squeeze yolk mix back into egg whites. Dust with more paprika on top if you like! Refrigerated, these guys will last a day or two. But I bet they won’t last that long 🙂

Other add-ins might include:
– scallions
– Sriracha sauce
– fresh herbs (parsley, thyme, tarragon, basil, dill, or mint)
– finely chopped pickles
– pinch of sugar
– swap mayo for yogurt

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One Response to “Favorite Easy Deviled Eggs”

  1. lovely pictures! and now i want deviled eggs for lunch… i wonder if i have enough time.

    ps hello!:)


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