10/3/12

Homemade Deviled Eggs with Mayonnaise and Vinegar



Growing up as a child in the heartland of the Midwest we had Deviled Eggs fairly often, but there was never a recipe.  At that time we simply mashed the yolks with a heaping spoonful of Miracle Whip, scooped them into the shell and sprinkled with paprika. 

In my home today we don't use Miracle Whip so much as real Mayonnaise and there still isn't really a recipe, but I did a pretty good 'guesstimate' this last time I made them.  The cool thing about Deviled Eggs is once you get your basic recipe down, you can play with it.  Not that most people want you to - but you can.  Add onions,, cheese, pea's, chipotle, olives...  the list goes on.  

Although I did not add them to the eggs in the photo, our family loves them topped with green olives.  Usually sliced thin, I put 2 slices and one tiny sliver of red pimento on them and they look beautiful.  When we ate the eggs in the photo above, we each took a whole green olive and pressed it into the center filling.  Yum!


Deviled Eggs

6 hard boiled eggs
3 T mayonnaise
1 t mustard
1 t vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Paprika

Hard boil 6 large eggs.  I say 6 only because most deviled egg trays hold 12 finished halves.  If you have a larger tray or don't need to only make 12, then by all means double or triple the recipe!  After you cool your eggs, slice them in half lengthwise.  Carefully pop the yolk into a bowl.  Place the white half on your tray.  If you need or want your eggs perfectly smooth, smash them through the wire of a colander.  Most people however (me included) simply mash the yolks in a bowl with a fork or spoon and with 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, a scant teaspoon of mustard and 1 t vinegar.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Either pipe the filling into the egg shells with a frosting applicator tip or just squeeze through the snipped corner of a plastic baggy or just spoon the filling in the shell halves evenly.  Sprinkle with paprika and serve chilled.


Need to know how to make a hard boiled egg that is EASY TO PEEL?  I have the secret in a previous post;  here.





         



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