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 Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

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Deviled eggs are a classic appetizer where hard-boiled egg halves become vessels for a lusciously blended filling. The yolk, transformed into a velvety base with hints of creamy mayonnaise and subtle spices, offers a harmonious contrast to the delicate white. These delectable morsels often showcase an array of flavors, marrying the traditional with the inventive, resulting in a delightful symphony that tantalizes taste buds and elevates any gathering.

You Will Need

6 eggs
1/4 cup
mayonnaise salad dressing
Season Salt

Paprika (just a pinch)

Pepper (just a sprinkle)

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Deviled eggs make a wonderful appetizer because they're like bite-sized flavor bombs. The creamy yolk filling, mixed with mayo and spices, delivers a satisfying and tasty kick. They're easy to pick up and eat, and their beautiful appearance adds a touch of elegance to any gathering. Great for BBQs, Christmas, Thanksgiving and those left over Easter eggs! Great for large crowd get togethers, or a simple snack idea, with devil eggs you can't go wrong in any situation! Everyone loves them!~

Instant Pot
How to make Deviled Eggs

  1. Place a steamer basket or trivet inside your Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the pot.

  2. Carefully place the eggs on the steamer basket or trivet.

  3. Close the Instant Pot lid, set the valve to the sealing position, and select the "Manual" or "Pressure Cook" button. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.

  4. Once the cooking time is complete, allow for a natural pressure release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release by carefully turning the valve to the venting position.

  5. Open the Instant Pot lid and transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water to cool for about 5 minutes.

  6. Gently peel the eggs and slice them in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place them in a separate bowl.

  7. Mash the egg yolks with a fork until they are finely crumbled.

  8. Add the mayonnaise salad dressing and whip until mayonnaise and egg yokes are smooth

  9. Place the filling into a piping bag fitted with a decorative tip.

  10. Pipe the filling into the egg white halves, creating a swirl or design of your choice.

  11. Sprinkle a pinch of paprika and seasoned salt gently over the tops of the filled eggs for added flavor and a pop of color.

  12. Lightly sprinkle ground pepper over the deviled eggs.

  13. Chill the deviled eggs in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.

Serve and enjoy your Instant Pot deviled eggs with a uniquely seasoned and bacon-infused filling.

These deviled eggs with the distinctive seasoning and bacon twist will surely delight your taste buds and impress your guests.

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Stove Top
How to make Deviled Eggs

  1. Place the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and add enough water to cover the eggs by about an inch.

  2. Place the saucepan on the stove over medium-high heat and bring the water to a boil.

  3. Once the water reaches a rolling boil, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook the eggs for about 9-10 minutes.

  4. While the eggs are cooking, prepare a bowl of ice water.

  5. Once the eggs are done, carefully remove them from the saucepan and immediately place them in the bowl of ice water to cool for about 5 minutes.

  6. Gently tap the eggs on a countertop to crack the shells, then peel the eggs under running cold water. Pat them dry with a paper towel.

  7. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise and carefully remove the yolks. Place the yolks in a separate bowl.

  8. Mash the egg yolks with a fork until they are finely crumbled.

  9. Add the mayonnaise to the mashed yolks and mix well until you have a smooth and creamy filling.

  10. Place the filling into a piping bag fitted with a decorative tip.

  11. Pipe the filling into the egg white halves, creating a swirl or design of your choice.

  12. Sprinkle a pinch of paprika and seasoned salt over the tops of the filled eggs for added flavor and a pop of color.

  13. Chill the deviled eggs in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.

Serve and enjoy your stovetop-made deviled eggs with a simple and classic creamy filling.

This version of deviled eggs focuses on the creamy texture and basic seasoning, offering a straightforward and delightful appetizer option.

Devil Egg Variations

  1. Chopped Herbs: Sprinkle finely chopped fresh herbs such as chives, parsley, dill, or tarragon over the filled deviled eggs. This adds a burst of fresh flavor and a vibrant touch.

  2. Crispy Onions: Top the deviled eggs with crispy fried onion bits or French-fried onions for a delightful crunch and savory taste.

  3. Smoked Paprika: Instead of regular paprika, use smoked paprika as a topping for a smoky and slightly spicy flavor that complements the creamy filling.

  4. Crumbled Cheese: Crumble feta, blue cheese, or goat cheese over the filled eggs to add a tangy and creamy contrast.

  5. Pickled Red Onions: Top each deviled egg with a small piece of pickled red onion for a tangy and colorful garnish.

  6. Sliced Olives: Place a slice of black or green olive on top of each deviled egg for a salty and visually appealing touch.

  7. Caviar or Roe: For an elegant twist, add a small dollop of caviar, salmon roe, or trout roe to the center of each deviled egg.

  8. Sriracha Drizzle: Drizzle a touch of sriracha sauce over the filled deviled eggs for a spicy kick and a bold presentation.

  9. Everything Bagel Seasoning: Sprinkle a pinch of everything bagel seasoning over the filling for a savory mix of flavors and textures.

  10. Roasted Red Pepper Strips: Garnish with thin strips of roasted red peppers for a sweet and slightly smoky addition.

  11. Chopped Bacon: If you decide to include bacon, chop it finely and use it as a topping for an indulgent and flavorful finish.

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Devil Egg FAQs

What are deviled eggs?

Deviled eggs are a popular appetizer made from hard-boiled eggs that have been halved, and their yolks mixed with various seasonings, mayonnaise, and other ingredients before being piped or spooned back into the egg white halves.

Why are they called "deviled" eggs?

The term "deviled" in this context refers to the use of spicy or zesty seasonings to flavor the egg yolks. The term has been used since the 18th century to describe dishes with a tangy or piquant flavor.

How do I hard-boil eggs for deviled eggs?

Place eggs in a saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 9-12 minutes. Transfer eggs to an ice water bath to cool before peeling.

 

What's in a basic deviled egg filling?

A basic deviled egg filling typically includes mashed egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper. This mixture is blended until smooth and creamy.

Can I customize the filling?

Absolutely! You can add various ingredients to the filling, such as herbs (chives, dill, etc.), spices (paprika, cayenne, etc.), grated cheese, pickles, hot sauce, and more to suit your taste.

Variations of Deviled Eggs above

How can I pipe the filling into the eggs?

To pipe the filling, use a piping bag fitted with a decorative tip. Alternatively, you can spoon the filling into the egg white halves.

What can I use to garnish deviled eggs?

Garnishes can include paprika, chopped herbs, crispy bacon, sliced olives, smoked salmon, caviar, microgreens, and more.

How far in advance can I make deviled eggs?

You can prepare deviled eggs a day in advance. Store them in the refrigerator, but it's recommended to fill them just before serving to maintain the best texture.

 

How long can I store deviled eggs?

Deviled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Keep them covered to prevent them from absorbing odors.

Can I make deviled eggs for a large crowd?

Yes, deviled eggs are a great option for serving a large group. Simply scale up the recipe based on the number of guests.

Are deviled eggs healthy?

Deviled eggs can be a good source of protein and healthy fats from eggs and mayonnaise. However, the overall nutritional content will depend on the ingredients you use in the filling.

Can I make deviled eggs with different dietary restrictions?

Yes, you can adapt deviled eggs to various dietary needs. Use vegan mayo for a vegan version, or Greek yogurt for a lighter option. Adjust seasonings as needed.

 Can deviled eggs be made gluten-free?

Yes, deviled eggs are naturally gluten-free. Just ensure that any seasonings or toppings you add are also gluten-free.

 

How can I prevent deviled eggs from tipping over on a platter?

Slice a small portion from the rounded bottom of each egg white half to create a stable base before filling.

 

Remember, deviled eggs are versatile, and you can get creative with flavors, presentation, and dietary preferences. Enjoy making and sharing these delightful treats!

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