Day 4 of the alphabetical journey through American dishes is here and we are all driving smoothly for it. Dash it….for the letter D, Deviled Eggs dishes it out better than Doughnuts, Devil’s food cake, dirt cake or dumplings. So, deviled eggs it is!
This tastes very much similar to egg salad, but then the ingredients are almost the same. Deviled eggs are popular throughout Europe and America. They are served cold, which means they are a perfect make ahead dish. These are wonderful party appetizers and there is a whole combination of flavors that you can try to make it unique. The one here is pretty basic, but you can always add your own touch.
I have no idea why its called ‘Deviled’. But apparently its one of the many names, though the most popular one, for the dish. Read on for this simple dish that can be prepared in a jiffy.
Hard boil 6 eggs. Shell them and cut into two halves. Separate the yolks from the whiles. Mash the yolks with a fork.
Add 1/4 cups mayonnaise(4 tablespoons), 1 teaspoon mustard, 1 teaspoon vinegar, salt and pepper as needed. Mix well. If you are using a piping bag or ziploc, mash well and make sure there aren’t any lumps. Taste test and adjust the seasoning to suit your taste.
Scoop the filling back into the egg white shells. You can use a spoon for this. You can also put the filling into a ziplock and then snip off the end and fill in the whites. Or go fancy with a piping bag fitted with a nozzle. Sprinkle with a dash of paprika.