... or little devils as I like to refer to them, just because it's more fun to say.
"Hey you, give me one of those little devils!"
"Get your hands off my little devils!"
"My husband ate all of the little devils for lunch." Which in my case is true.
Well, maybe I had two.
I somehow got on the topic of how crazy I thought it was that my husband had never had deviled eggs and one of our friends mentioned that she had had them, but had no idea how to make them. They're probably one of the easiest things to make and let's be honest, they taste pretty darn good.
This is my family's recipe, but since I've been in charge of making them for family gatherings since I was about 8 years old I'm going to say it's my recipe.
Servings are up to you, I recommend 1 egg per person.
hard boiled eggs
salt & pepper
This recipe is completely done by taste, which is why there aren't actual measurements. To hard boil the eggs place desired amount of eggs into a saucepan with cold water, they should be fully immersed in water. Heat to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, reduce heat to simmer and cook them for an additional 8 minutes. Turn off heat. Let eggs sit for 10-15 minutes. Sacrifice an egg after 10 minutes to test doneness. Yolk should be completely firm, you don't want soft boiled eggs for this.
Peel your eggs, and cut in half, lengthwise. Gently take out the yolk and place in a bowl. Once you have all of the yolks out gently crush them with a fork to make smaller pieces. Add your miracle whip, I usually add little by little until I like the taste. Once they reach a smidge more than pale yellow in color they're done. Taste it, you can add as much or as little miracle whip as you like.
Grab two spoons. Scoop some of your egg mixture and scrape off with other spoon into hollowed out egg white. Do this for your remaining eggs and sprinkle with paprika, salt and pepper.
I like to let mine sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour before I eat them, but they can be eaten right away too.
Eat within five days and don't forget to call them little devils. I promise, it's fun.
Is there a recipe that you've found yourself shocked that someone has never tried? What is it?