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National Deviled Egg Day
November 2nd is National Deviled Egg Day according to weird and obscure holiday websites all over the www. I've never heard of it before, I found it because I was looking for not to well known holidays about food. I've been on a kick lately and have been searching out little known holidays to share with my grandchildren. I thought it would make each day a little bit more special and start some traditions that would stick around. I think that will be fun. And it looks like Deviled Egg Day is going to be the first of hopefully many fun days ahead.
Now everyone is familiar with eggs and egg recipes. I always enjoy making omelets, fried egg sandwiches (with Taylor Ham or bacon), frittatas, and quiche. I add all kinds of goodies to these recipes and could eat them all week without ever making the same recipe. So many to choose from ... but now this page is focused on Deviled Egg Recipes.
What Is A Deviled Egg?
A Deviled Egg is a hard boiled egg that has been cut in half, had the yolk removed to a separate bowl. The yolk is then mixed with some other ingredients, and then this paste is put back into the white of the egg. This recipe has been used since ancient times and it's funny, I've never really given much thought to the history of them. I use them as an appetizer at parties and family holidays. I serve them in a little platter with oval indentations in it, it's a Deviled Egg Tray and those halved eggs sit perfectly in it. My tray had enough room to sit 12 eggs (24 halves). There is a 25 indentation in the center of the tray where you can put some extra mayo or dipping sauce.
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How To Make Deviled Eggs And The Egg Paste
When the egg is boiled and peeled, the egg is cut in half and the yolks are removed and put into a separate bowl. When all the eggs are halved and the yolks are removed, get out the mayonnaise out of the refrigerator. I only use Hellman's Mayonnaise, I prefer it to any other brand.
Take a couple tablespoons of mayo and add it into the bowl with the egg yolks. Stir it in until it's mixed well and the yolk mixture is creamy. I usually make a dozen eggs and need about a quarter cup of mayo. The mix in the bowl, the yolks and mayo, are often called egg paste.
Remember - A little mayo can be added but you can't take too much mayo out, so add it slowly until your yolk mixture is the texture that you like. If the paste is too mayonnaise-ish, you won't be able to remove it.
Now if you are a purist this recipe will be enough for you. If so, it's time to fill the cut in half egg whites. Put the yolk mixture right where you took the yolks from in the first place. You can sprinkle a little paprika on the finished deviled eggs if you like. I am a purist, so this is the recipe I use.
What Else Can You Add To Your Deviled Egg Recipe?
If you like more flavor in your Deviled Eggs there are different ingredients you can add.
- Some people like to put a few teaspoons of mustard in their Deviled Egg paste.
- Some people actually add a tablespoon of butter into their Egg paste.
- Hot Sauce can be added - use a teaspoon for a little spicy taste and a tablespoon for a lot of spice.
Check out the recipes I've added below to find the best Deviled Egg recipe for you and your family.
Spicy Deviled Egg Recipe
- 12 eggs - halved and yolks put in a bowl
Mix the following together:
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- ½ tablespoon champagne vinegar
- 1 teaspoon minced chives
- 1 teaspoon minced chervil
- 1 teaspoon minced tarragon
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, roasted
- 1 clove garlic, raw
- hot sauce to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
Mix up the mayonnaise and seasonings and fill the eggs.
Taco Deviled Eggs Recipe
Like Tacos? Then you will enjoy this Deviled Egg recipe:
- 12 Boiled Eggs - halved and yolks aside in a separate bowl.
Add to the yolks:
- 3 Tablespoons of Sour Cream
- 1 Small Diced Tomato
- 2 Green Onions Chopped Small
- 4 Ounces Taco Cheese
- 1 - 2 Teaspoons of Taco Spice Mix
Mix the veggies, sour cream, and spices in with the yolks and fill up the eggs.
Avocado Deviled Eggs Recipe
I love Avocados and cannot get enough of them so you can imagine how happy I was to see this recipe. It's simple and easy to make, like the rest of the deviled egg recipes on this page. You will need:
12 boiled, halved eggs with the yolks in a separate bowl
Add the following into the bowl with the yolks:
- 2-3 avocados
- 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- Parsley if you want to add a garnish
Mix it all together except for the parsley and fill up the eggs with it. Then drizzle with parsley if you like a garnish.
Tuna Mixed Into Your Egg Salad Recipe
- 6 eggs, hard boiled
- 1 can white tuna, drained
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp. diced celery
- 2 tbsp. diced onion
- 1 tsp. dried parsley
- salt and pepper, to taste
- paprika, for garnish
Fun Facts About Deviled Eggs
- Deviled Eggs are sometimes called Stuffed Eggs or Russian Eggs.
- The recipe first seen in America printed in Montgomery, Alabama in 1877.
- Mayonnaise was added to the recipe in 1896, and it was seen in Fannie Farmer's Cookbook.
- They are called Deviled Eggs because of the spicy ingredients added to some of the recipes.
- Eggs were served as appetizers in Ancient Roman Days.
- These Deviled Egg Recipes come in very handy around Easter!
- Sonya Thomas, a competitive eater, once ate 65 hard boiled eggs in 6 minutes and 40 seconds in September, 2013.
Deviled Eggs History
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Do you enjoy deviled eggs? They are a staple on the appetizer table at most family gatherings in America. Here's how this delicious dish got started.