Saturday, March 8, 2014

Deviled Eggs


I have never really been much of a cook, but lately… I've been expanding my culinary talents. My recipe box has been diversified and now includes things like fajitas, breaded chicken, french toast, scrambles, stir fry... and who would have guessed it all tastes great?? [Past roommates can vouch; I'm pretty terrible when it comes to the kitchen.] However, one dish that I learned when I was young is deviled eggs. I've been tricking people into thinking I'm a Top Chef for years with this fool proof appetizer. It's a great party dish and doesn't take long at all.

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INGREDIENTS:
6 hard boiled eggs
Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
Yellow mustard
Lawry's Season Salt
Paprika [for garnish]

INSTRUCTIONS:
Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place into a medium mixing bowl. Place the egg whites on serving dish.

Using a fork or dough blender, mash the egg yolks until they become finely crumbled.

Add one heaping spoonful of Miracle Whip [or mayo if you prefer], and add equal parts yellow mustard. Mix well. [TIP: I typically do equal parts egg yolk, Miracle Whip, and yellow mustard, and then adjust based on taste.]

Once mixed, add Lawry's Season Salt to taste. I tend to use quite a bit [I basically coat the entire top of the mixture with the salt], but if you like the flavor without it, a pinch should do just fine. Mix well.

Using a frosting bag, fill the hollowed egg whites with the yolk mixture. [TIP: We don't have a frosting bag, so we put the yolk mixture into a ziplock bag and cut off one corner.]

Sprinkle paprika over the top and serve!

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The problem with my recipe is that I completely eyeball the ingredients & taste test until the flavors are just right. If you want something more structured, check out these recipes.

Also, a few years ago, my mom got me an Egg Genie for Christmas. It seems silly, but makes PERFECT eggs every time.

What's your go-to party dish??

[thanks to Kyle Kirchhoff for the pictures]

1 comment:

  1. I love deviled eggs! I want to eat those NOW

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