Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Deviled Eggs

Sue and Chan both requested that I publish my recipe for Deviled Eggs. Everyone has his or her own variation on them, and I really enjoy mine. Note that I can't stand raw onions, but if you love them, grate them finely and add them to the filling.

DEVILED EGGS

1 dozen hard boiled eggs

6 to 8 "cut & cleaned" baby carrots (or 1 large carrot, peeled)
1 handful dill pickle chips (or 2 to 3 spears)
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp salt
black pepper to taste
enough mayonnaise to hold the mix together
paprika


Cut the eggs in half lengthwise; pop the yolks out into a bowl and line up the whites on a plate. Mash the yolks with a fork. Grate the carrots and pickle chips and stir in with the egg yolks. Add the salt, some pepper and the mustard, then add the mayonnaise by spoonsful, until the mixture holds together; stir well. Mound the egg yolk mixture into the yolk holes in the whites, and over the top, using all filling; sprinkle the top with paprika and serve. Grab your own fast, because they won't last long. Oh, and keep these from your dog; eggs have much the same effect on your dog's contribution to air quality as broccoli does.

19 comments:

KID, MD said...

MMMM, deviled eggs. I love them! I'll have to try these soon.

Pam said...

Why do we only have deviled eggs only at parties?!

Jennifurla said...

I hate the smell but love the taste, your look refreshing.

Big Dude said...

They look delicious and I love them, but for some reason, they're a special occasion item around here.

Cheryl said...

OK my mouth is watering now. I adore pickles and never thought to put them in my Deviled Eggs which i just made for Superbowl. I am going to try yours!

gMarie said...

Hmmm - I never add anything but mayo and dry mustard to mine. Yours look yummy. And you should just add men to that list of keeping them from for the sake of air quality :) g

Sue said...

Thank you, Marjie. I've always loved them, but they do seem to be special occasion items. This year I'm going to make some, just because.

Channon said...

As soon as I get eggs, I'm making some for the Knight. Thank you.

Tatersmama said...

Mmmm! I've never thought of adding pickles, but I'm gonna try these this week!
WHY do we tend to save devilled eggs for "special occasions"? That's just silly!

Nichole said...

Everyone always wants my Mom to bring her deviled eggs to BBQs and parties... funny though, she doesn't use mustard!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Yummy!

Linda said...

One of my favorite fatteners.....I eat WAY too many if no one is looking.

El'bow and Hauwii said...

so evil :D

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El'bow & Hauwii

Pam said...

I love deviled eggs! Adding pickles makes them so delicious.

Benny and Lily said...

Oh yummmE
Benny & Lily

Mickle in NZ said...

I love the addition of the pickles and carrot - little bits of crunchiness to suprise. Super thanks for sharing your recipe.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmmmmm they look good. Diane

Claire S. said...

oh my mouth is watering - my absolute favorite party food. Pickles ? really ? need to try this.

grace said...

THANK YOu for topping your eggs with paprika. i think it's practically sacrilege when that simple step is skipped. :)