Got eggs? Then you can make deviled eggs. Have you ever heard the phrase: Evil chickens lay deviled eggs? It’s most popular in the chicken groups and forums. Yes, those do exist. And let’s all pretend you’re not thinking how much of a weirdo I am for not only loving chickens, but engaging with groups of other people as we all talk about how much we love our chickens!
As deviled eggs are one of my favorite foods, I make them quite often. In fact, one of my favorite aunts came to town not long ago and we had a mini family reunion. And by mini I mean around 20 people (and that wasn’t everybody). We love each other, we love to talk about the good ole days and we love to EAT!
So here’s my recipe for the deviled eggs I took.
What you need:
- 12 eggs
- pickle relish
First boil your eggs. If you are using farm fresh eggs you’ll want to steam them. I haven’t done this myself (because my chickens are freeloaders) but have been told steaming makes the shell easier to peel on farm fresh eggs. Something about how they aren’t washed in chemicals. I’m not a scientist. I just take their word for it.
Once eggs are hard-boiled, peel and slice lengthwise tossing the firm yellow yolks in a bowl. Place the whites in the deviled egg holder.
Smash the egg yolks with a fork as much as you can.
Add a couple of spoons (about a cup) of mayonnaise, a squirt (about a tablespoon) of mustard and 2 squirts of sweet pickle relish. Stir it until it’s creamy. Salt and pepper it.
This is by far the most important part (and please use a new spoon each time you taste the batch). If it needs more mayo add it. If it needs more mustard add it. If it needs more relish add it. Let your taste buds tell you what is missing.
Then place the mixture in a Ziploc bag. Cut the tip off the corner and squeeze the filling into the egg whites eagerly waiting to be filled. Once complete sprinkle a bit of paprika over the top to add a little bit of color and some kick.
Sometimes I have some mixture left over. I spread that across a piece of bread and have an egg salad sandwich while I clean up! Mmmmm.
Put your lid or plastic wrap across the top and you’re all set. Here’s what mine looked like once I got to the mini reunion.
Let’s pretend a mason jar didn’t roll across the top and smash them!
Question: What’s your favorite way to make deviled eggs?