Monday, April 16, 2012

Carolyn's Deviled Eggs Recipe

Tom had a potluck at work so, of course, he volunteered to bring something. Of course, he never cooks it, I do.

He wanted some deviled eggs to take so I agreed to make them. I had no idea about deviled eggs growing up. Costa Ricans aren't big on deviled eggs so it was a food I was never given as a child.

I can't remember the first time I had deviled eggs but I am sure it wasn't until I was in college and ended up at a potluck somewhere. From the moment I had one, I was in love. The are these tiny bites of deliciousness. I could eat a dozen if given the opportunity.

If I ever go to a picnic or potluck, I know someone made deviled eggs and it is one of the first things I make a beeline for. I didn't make my first deviled eggs until I met Tom and for one reason or another, he needed a potluck meal. I actually think the first time I made them was when we lived in State College, PA. Don't hold me to that but that's my story and I am sticking with it.

It was easier than I thought. They are a little time consuming because you need to halve them and then stuff them with the mixture but oh so worth the trouble.

I first tried a recipe from the Betty Crocker cookbook but soon adapted my own willy-nilly version. I have to say I don't like them with relish or with celery. I like mine pure but with a little flavor.

Here is my version of Deviled Eggs. Boil the eggs. Once they are cooked and cooled, peel them. Halve the eggs and place yolks in a bowl. I also add at least one egg white sometimes two to bulk up the mixture. Then I add mayo, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, ground mustard and paprika. Sometimes, I add other flavors but this is my favorite.

Of course, there are no measurements. I just start tossing in mayo until the mixture is creamy. I have tried them with sour cream but it is not the same as good old mayo. Then I add the spices and the vinegar. Then you just add until the mixture tastes yummy.

It is quite easy. Plus, they are perfect for any party, picnic or potluck. I even bought a handy dandy deviled egg carrier so it would be easier to transport them to wherever they needed to go.

I love deviled eggs! Yummy!

Buen Provecho.