When I think of spring and summer something that always comes to mind is deviled eggs. They are always a part of my Easter table as well as picnic food throughout the summer.
The other day I was talking to a friend about an upcoming potluck in our little community. I said, “We might end up with six plates of deviled eggs.” She laughed and then I said, “But I think everybody has their own special recipe so that might be okay.” And we continued to talk about how many different ways there are to devil an egg.
At my house the filling is moist (I use an olive oil based mayo), tart (we add vinegar) and bright yellow (lots of mustard). Our garnish of choice is paprika sprinkled over the top. Your preference might be sliced olive, pickle or something else.
Here is my basic recipe, but I go by color and taste rather than exact measurement so feel free to adjust to suit your own tastes.
1 t. vinegar (more or less)
1 t. prepared mustard (more or less)
2 T. mayo or salad dressing (more or less)
1. Hard boil eggs using your preferred method. Cool and peel.
2. Cut eggs in half the long way.
3. Carefully scoop our the yolks using a spoon and put in a small bowl.
4. Arrange whites on your serving plate. If you have a deviled egg plate, use it.
6. Mash yolks and add vinegar, mustard and mayo to taste. Continue mashing and stirring until yolks are very smooth.
7. To put the yolks mixture back in the whites you can use a small spoon. When I worked in a restaurant I learned to use a pastry bag for this and love that method. If you don’t have a pastry bag you can use a plastic sandwich bag with one corner cut off on the diagonal. This is much easier, quicker and less messy than the spoon method.
Makes 12 deviled eggs. I like to use the whole dozen and make 24.