Monday, June 18, 2007

Deviled Eggs---June Supper Club

I took two kinds of deviled eggs to the June Supper Club. The first one is my mother's classic deviled egg recipe that she swears by. The other recipe is from my favorite food blogger, Elise at Simply Recipes. I modified Elise's recipe a bit (I'm not a huge hot and spicy fan) but I like the basic recipe.

So here goes:

Classic Deviled Eggs
12 hard-boiled eggs
Miracle Whip (not mayonnaise) to taste
paprika to taste

Boil eggs in water with a little salt and vinegar. Boil eggs for 10-12 minutes then drain water and put in ice bath. Let sit for several minutes then peel eggs and cut in half in sharp knife. Put yolks in a bowl and place egg whites on serving platter. Mix egg yolks with Miracle Whip to taste. Then spoon into egg whites and sprinkle with paprika.

This recipe is sweet because of the Miracle Whip. They usually go like gangbusters at any party.

Deviled Eggs (Simply Recipes)
1 dozen eggs
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp minced onion or shallot
1/4 teaspoon tabasco (this is what I did NOT add)
Salt and pepper

1 First hard boil the eggs. Fill up a large saucepan half-way with water and gently add the eggs. Cover the eggs with at least an inch of water. Add a teaspoon of vinegar to the water (this will help contain egg whites from leaking out if any of the shells crack while cooking). Bring the water to a boil. Cover, and remove from heat. Let sit covered for 15-17 minutes. Drain hot water from pan and run cold water over the eggs. (At this point if you crack the egg shells while the eggs are cooling, it will make it easier to peel the shells.) Let sit in the cool water a few minutes, changing the water if necessary to keep it cool.

2 Peel the eggs. Using a sharp knife, slice each egg in half, lengthwise. Gently remove the yolk halves and place in a small mixing bowl. Arrange the egg white halves on a serving platter.

3 Using a fork, mash up the yolks and add mustard, mayonnaise, onion, tabasco, and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Spoon egg yolk mixture into the egg white halves. Sprinkle with paprika.


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