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See also my page on How to Hard-Boil Eggs
Deviled Egg tips
For a smooth filling, push yolk through sieve. For a more rustic filling, crush with a fork.
Yolks tends to stick to your knife. Cut your egg in half with dental floss. This will give a clean cut.
Six eggs will produce 12 deviled eggs. I always prepare eight eggs to allow for some breaking.
If making deviled eggs, use a plastic bag as a pastry bag to get fancy star-bursts of the egg yolk topping.
After cracking eggs, let them set in a bowl of water for 10 minutes. This will loosen the shell.
Easy – Fail Safe
Prepare your Hard-Boil Eggs
Let fully cool – great if they can be refrigerated overnight before the next steps.
Cut 6 eggs in half lengthwise – creating 12 halves.
Carefully remove yolk and put into mixing bowl.
Crush yolks with a fork
Mix in 1 TBL each of mayo and mustard (I prefer to use dijon)
Mix well with half teaspoon each of dry mustard, salt and vinegar
Spoon yolk mixture into egg halves.
Sprinkle lightly with paprika and refrigerate up to two days
When serving (if for a potluck) keep the egg tray on a very damp frozen towel
Prepare as above (in Easy) but add a dash of Tabasco
Put egg yolk mixture into the corner of a plastic bag
Cut the tip off, and use this to pipe filling into the white egg half.
Top some with alternate toppings: paprika, tarragon, Parmesan cheese, wasabi and chives, chipotle and cilantro, capers, etc. Use your imagination.
Rather than Tabasco, use a teaspoon of prepared horseradish
Also, add a teaspoon of sour cream
Top with chives, toast points, parsley, cilantro, caviar, etc. Use your imagination.
This is the receipe that I usually use
Even I like to break it up though. Don’t be afraid to use your imagination.
I like to add a dash of Worchestershire Sauce
Sometimes I top the egg with a dash of Choloula
Another topping is fresh grated garlic or onion
I like to sprinkle ground cayenne pepper rather than paprika
Alternate Topping Suggestions
- Green Olives
- Black Olives
- Red Bell Pepper
- Taco Chip
- Mint Leaf
- … and so forth – again… use your imagination
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