Sunday, May 1, 2011

'Tis the Season...For Deviled Eggs

We are currently at a crossroads - smack in between Easter and Mother's Day. Whether you have some left over hard boileds that you're dreading facing or are organizing your brunch menu for next Sunday, it is critical that you be able to devil. Besides shower season is upon us and whether they be bridal showers or baby showers, deviled eggs are always a hit. Even when your tray of them has slid off the seat during a particularly violent braking at a stoplight.* Trust me, a bit of paprika, some cosmetic work with a spoon and paper towel, no one will be the wiser.

*Amazingly enough, while I was involved with the repair work, I was not responsible for the egg accident. I will never reveal the name of Melanie the person who was.


6 hard-boiled eggs
4 T plus 1 t mayonnaise (Hellman's is GF)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dijon mustard (Maille is GF)
black pepper to taste

Carefully peel the eggs. Slice each egg in half and with a spoon coax out the yolk into a small bowl. When you've gathered all the yolks add the mayonnaise and mustard and mix well. I usually break up the mixture with the tines of a fork, but people who like it smoother may prefer to something else. Sprinkle in the salt and add the pepper to taste. You can pipe the filling in with a piping bag or by filling a plastic ziploc with eggy goodness, chopping off a corner of the ziploc and squeezing it through. I am usually too lazy for these and instead use a spoon to heap the mixture back into the holes. Sprinkle the tops with paprika.


JMLC said...

I remember this! (and I love your deviled eggs and this is the reason I have so much paprika!) but I can't remember the occasion!!!

mamacita said...

Oh, honey, don't you have a deviled egg plate? Makes things much easier. I also think the plastic bag piping is easier and faster than spooning.

Carrietracy said...

JMLC, it was YOUR bridal shower, which means you missed most of the pee-yourself hilarity as we tried to fix it.

mamacita Of course I own a deviled egg plate (the pink one pictured)! My mother was born in Georgia! I was not in charge of that for the occasion in question however. I was assured things were under control. Damn amateurs.


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