According to the TV show “The Secret Life of…” deviled eggs date back to Ancient Rome. How cool is that?
Called by various names throughout the world, this appetizer is simply hard-boiled eggs, peeled, and cut in half lengthwise. The yolk is removed, mixed with other ingredients, and then stuffed back into the egg whites.
There are all sorts of add-ins to make these eggs unique for special occasions like salsa and cheddar cheese for Tex-Mex barbeque or chopped shrimp for a bridal shower. The most common way of serving them in the United States is with a little mayonnaise and mustard.
Though easy to make, one of the most common errors I’ve come across is when people add too much mayonnaise making the texture more like a pasty mush and the yolk flavor disappears into a mouthful of goo-maise. (It is not pleasant.)
- 12 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chilled
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons well-drained pickle relish
- paprika for garnish
Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and set whites aside. Mash egg yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Stir in green onions and pickle relish. Spoon mixture into egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika. Refrigerate until serving time. Makes 24 appetizers.
Tell me, what is your all time favorite appetizer?