What do you do with leftover dyed Easter Eggs? You make deviled eggs, of course. This is a very simple recipe that I have used for deviled eggs for many years. However, I found this to be difficult to write because I usually just add the ingredients until it looks and feels right. As you know, that doesn’t work when you are trying to share the recipe. For the purpose of this recipe, I did measure all the ingredients for great results.
Deviled Eggs are a staple at family gatherings throughout the year. They are especially popular during the spring and summer for outdoor events.
You can add a variety of other ingredients to make deviled eggs your own, but this is the simple old fashion deviled eggs. I use sweet relish but you could easily use dill if that is your preference.
Enjoy and use up all those colored Easter eggs.
INGREDIENTS (8 SERVINGS)
8 hard boiled eggs
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
paprika to garnish
You can find a dozen different ways to hard boil an egg on the internet. My method is to put the eggs in a pot and cover with cold water. Add one tablespoon of baking soda to the water. The baking soda makes a huge difference in peeling the eggs. Trust me, this works like a charm. Check out the perfectly peeled eggs in photo A.
Cook on medium heat until the water is boiling. Turn off the heat and cover the eggs for 15 minutes. Drain the eggs and plunge into cold water. Peel the eggs and slice in half. Remove the yolks and place in a small mixing bowl. (Photo B)
Mash the egg yolks with a fork. The egg yolks will look like small pebbles or crumbs. (Photo C) Add the mustard, relish, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper and mix together.
It is time to fill the egg whites. You can simply spoon the ingredients into the whites or use a piping bag and tip for a fancy version.
Sprinkle a bit of paprika on the eggs.
Have fun making these old fashion eggs. Let me know about your variations on the recipe.