Devilled eggs are one of those dishes which is so much more than the sum of its parts, especially if you are from the God-fearing American South, where they feature heavily at church suppers.
There is a good reason why you never see a leftover of devilled eggs. In the United States, devilled eggs have been enjoying an unlikely renaissance as bar snacks. However, they are just starting to show up on hipster menus.
The idea of stuffing eggs is ancient, but the devilled variety is a newer innovation. Anything described as devilled should be spicy, but the humble egg is versatile enough to take on almost any flavor humanity can throw at it, from hipper-than-thou kimchi to simple smoked salmon. There are many ways to stuff an egg, but here we have tried to stick to the classic variety. In the late 19th century, the first recipes which pop up in the United States feature some mixture of chili pepper and hot mustard, tangy vinegar and something creamy, and these have been our blueprint here.
Even though you can devil any kind of poultry egg you like, the classic recipe uses the hen’s variety, hard-boiled. Options on how best to get them to this state differ greatly, so make sure to read about it. You don’t want the yolks to be soft in the middle since any gooey bits will end up as a chewy lump in the filling. If you cook your eggs for a longer period of time, they will be noticeably easier to peel. Keep in mind that fresh eggs are harder to peel than older ones. This dish is great for any occasion. Make it for your family or invite friends at your place. Hopefully, you will love it as much as we do. Enjoy.
– Preparation time: 15 minutes
– Cook time: 20 minutes
– Total time: 35 minutes
– Yield: 12 servings per recipe
Serving Size: 1 (31 grams)
Amount per serving and daily value (%):
– 48 calories
– 28 calories from fat (60%)
– 3.3 grams of total fat (4%)
– 1 gram of saturated fat (4%)
– 78 milligrams of sodium (3%)
– 94 milligrams of cholesterol (31%)
– 3.3 grams of protein (6%)
– 1.4 grams of sugars (5%)
– 0 grams of dietary fiber (0%)
– 1.7 grams of total carbohydrate (0%)
– 6 large hard-boiled eggs
– Salt and black pepper
– 2 tablespoons of Miracle Whip or 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
– 1 teaspoon of prepared yellow mustard
– 2 tablespoons of sweet pickle relish
In the first step, peel shells off cooled hard-boiled eggs and slice into halves lengthwise. Now, remove yolks from whites and place them in a small round bowl. In the second step, mash yolks with a fork into fine pieces. Next, add 2 heaping tablespoons of Miracle Whip salad dressing, sweet pickle relish, yellow mustard, and salt and black pepper to taste. At the end of this step, stir mixture until creamy.
In the next step, spoon mixture into a zip-lock sandwich bag. Now, seal the bag and snip off one corner of the bag. Squeeze mixture out into egg white halves. In the last step, sprinkle tops of filled deviled eggs with paprika. Let it chill in the refrigerator for about 1 to 2 hours, until cold before serving.