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Four Unique Tastes to Spice-Up Deviled Eggs
They’re a staple for work carry-in lunches, summer picnics, or dinner parties. Deviled eggs seem to show up whenever people gather and are asked to bring a dish to share. The basic deviled egg recipe is easy to whip up:
Simple Deviled Egg Recipe
● 12 hard-boiled eggs, cooled peeled and halved
● 3/4 cup light or regular mayonnaise
● 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
● 1 teaspoon yellow ground mustard seed
● 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
● 2 teaspoons garlic powder
1. Place yolks into mixing bowl. Mash with a potato masher or fork.
2. Combine mayonnaise, horseradish, mustard, relish, garlic powder with the yolks and mix well.
3. Spoon or pipe with pastry baggie, into hollowed egg halves.
4. Sprinkle each egg with paprika for color. Add a garnish, if desired.
Every Easter after the egg hunts are over, you know you’re going to run into a few deviled egg dishes. Ensure that your deviled eggs are the ones that people rave about, take seconds of, and seek you out to ask for the recipe.
We’ve taken a few of our favorite spices, which can be added to our Simple Deviled Egg Recipe, to heighten tastes that border on totally indulgent.
Spicy! Wasabi and Sriracha Deviled Eggs
Follow the basic recipe for our Simple Deviled Eggs. Then, in a sauce pan, combine 2 cups of soy sauce with a half cup of sake, 10 star anise pods, a half cup of chopped scallions, ¼ cup sugar and ¼ cup coarsely grated ginger. Add 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Transfer the mixture to a heatproof bowl and let cool completely. Now, place the dozen yolks into the bowl and stir in ¼ cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon Sriracha, 2 ¼ teaspoons of a wasabi paste (mix the powder with a dash of water) and 3 tablespoons of snipped chives. Add the mashed yolk mixture into the hollowed eggs. Sprinkle the eggs with 1 tablespoon of chives and a dash of Chinese five-spice powder and get ready for the comments.
Four Pepper Deviled Eggs
Take our basic recipe for Simple Deviled Eggs. Place a half teaspoon each of whole white peppercorns, whole black peppercorns, and whole green peppercorns into a spice grinder and process until finely ground. Add to the yolk mixture along with a pinch of sugar, ½ teaspoon of caper liquid, and ¼ teaspoon of Kosher salt flakes. Add the mashed yolk mixture to the hollowed egg whites and sprinkle with a ½ teaspoon of coarsely ground whole pink peppercorns. Get ready for a zesty taste!
Chipotle Deviled Eggs
Starting with our Simple Deviled Egg recipe, add 1 teaspoon of Chipotle pepper grounds and ½ teaspoon southwest fajita seasoning to the mashed yolk mixture. For an extra kick, add in a ½ teaspoon of jalapeno salt. Add the mixture to the hollowed out egg whites and serve with a side of chips and salsa. Eso es picante!
Deviled Eggs Taste Better with Bacon and Avocado
Follow our basic recipe for Simple Deviled Eggs. As you mash the yolks and fold in the basic spice ingredients, add in a half cup of avocado powder paste (mix the powder with a dash of water and 1 tablespoon of lime juice powder), 2 tablespoons of ranch dressing, and 1 tablespoon of sour cream. Add the mashed yolk mixture to the hollowed eggs and sprinkle with bacon bits. Yum!
Share some of your favorite, deviled egg variations with us, too! How have you used spices to turn plain deviled eggs into extraordinary, heavenly eggs?
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