Deviled Eggs are an absolute must for Easter! This recipe is the classic version, nothing but mayonnaise, mustard, spices and perfectly cooked eggs. Okay and maybe a secret ingredient or two.
I’m still down in Manteca hanging out with my Mom while she recovers from surgery. Today Charlotte, who is 5, walks over to my mom and starts patting her repeatedly. “What’s that Grandma? What is that?”
“Well honey, that’s my breast.”
Charlotte sees me get dressed every single day. But she’s going to have to go to other sources to find out about this whole breast situation, because apparently mine have never been noticeable enough to comment on.
It was convenient that I photographed these deviled eggs at my mom’s house, because she has one of these snazzy plates designed specifically to hold deviled eggs. I’ve never bought one because it seems silly to own a dish that is ONLY for one kind of recipe. On the other hand, deviled eggs are devilishly slippery. Someday when I die and we get to watch videos of whatever we want from earth life, I want to watch a huge round up of people letting their entire platter of deviled eggs slide off onto the floor.
(Am I the only one who dreams about all the cool stuff we will get to know when we die? I imagine a great huge analytics room with giant screens and graphs everywhere. We could see data on anything: how many miles you ran in your whole life (mine would be pitiful) how many books you read compared to the rest of the world, how many people dropped platters of deviled eggs…it’s going to be awesome.)
Who’s had trouble hard-boiling eggs? I mess it up every time, whether it’s overcooking or having impossible to peel shells. Do you have any boiling tips?
I avoid the whole process by steaming my eggs instead. So much easier! The best part is that they are SO EASY to peel. I timed myself, I peeled 9 eggs in 4 minutes and 51 seconds. Plus I stopped to take photos.
My one tip for boiling OR steaming eggs is to use OLD eggs, not fresh ones. If you try to boil fresh eggs that you just bought, those peels will stick no matter how you cook ’em. Eggs last forever, buy them in bulk so you always have some on hand. I buy 5 dozen at a time (seriously).
This recipe has no special ingredients! It’s just a no-fuss classic recipe. My 2 tips are to add seasoned salt instead of regular salt for flavor, and add a dash of cayenne pepper. Just a little bit, not to make them spicy, just to add interest.
And don’t add too much mayonnaise! I’ve ruined many a batch by being heavy handed on the mayo. You want a smooth and creamy filling, but you want it to taste like eggs, not mayonnaise. I added one tablespoon at a time until I thought it was perfect. Hang onto this recipe for Easter Sunday! It’s not Easter without deviled eggs!
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Sriracha Deviled Eggs << personal fav!
Deviled Guacamole Eggs << No mayo in these!
Classic Egg Salad Sandwich << this is unbeatable! It’s not Easter without one of these bad boys.
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