If you enjoy deviled eggs, then you will love these simple tips to help you create the best-deviled eggs possible. With just a few simple ingredients and the proper method, you can whip up some deviled eggs that rival those at your favorite restaurant. Deviled eggs are very popular, especially in the south, so if you want to try a unique twist on this old classic, there is no better place to start than right at home. Here is a simple guide to making deviled eggs that will have your family raving about them for years to come.
- The best-deviled eggs start with the best-deviled eggs themselves. To make the perfect set, use the freshest eggs you can find and make sure they are not overcooked or at room temperature before you add the other ingredients. Pre-cooked and frozen eggs are available at many supermarkets and are perfectly suitable for this classic southern recipe. Once you have gathered your eggs, clean out the yolk cavity and cut each egg lengthwise so that the bottom of the yolk is completely visible. Using a large bowl, crack the yolk until it releases its fragile center.
- Next, remove the top of the yolk and discard it (if it was not a natural egg). Your next step is to cut the hard shell at the bottom of each egg, but do not remove the yolk. Using a small sharp knife, begin to carefully cut through the layers of the shell to remove the white, jumbo chunks of protein. Be sure to avoid getting any of the shell material inside your deviled eggs! Once all the chunks are removed, you are left with the nice, gooey center of each egg.
- Now that we have the shells removed, it is time to get down to business. To make this simple, classic, southern recipe sing so loudly, start by selecting your best-deviled eggs, or use whatever you would like to make your best bet with. Most people will choose an assortment of their favorite styles: spicy, fried, or classic ingredients. For a spicy recipe, start with some Old Bay Seasoning, a little heat, and a lot of flavors. If you are using Old Bay Seasoning, be sure and wash your eggs under cold water first to remove any traces of the seasoning.
- Next, depending on whether you are using the classic deviled eggs or a more modern version, you may want to consider adding a little bit of your favorite spicy sauce or herbs to the center of each one. For a classic version of this treat, you may want to try using a teaspoon of paprika, ground pepper, a pinch of salt, and a couple of drops of your favorite mayor. Be sure to mix the ingredients well, and then break the egg in half before applying the mixture to the bottom of your eggs. This will help to seal in the flavors within the egg and will also help to make it easier for you to break the yolks when they are ready to eat. Then it is simply a matter of spooning the yolk into your favorite cup, or into a nice baggy for a neat clean-up.
For a more modern take on the traditional treat, you may want to try using a combination of your favorite spicy ingredients as well as some items that are more popular today such as garlic powder, chopped fresh herbs, and a dash of olive oil or melted margarine. Start by preheating the oven to your desired level of cooking and mixing together your preferred egg recipe ingredients. When your ingredients are mixed, break the yolk into small pieces. Use a rubber spatula to turn each piece of egg into small pieces, which you can then season according to your taste. When the yolks are done, just cook them in your cold water for about two minutes, depending on the size of your eggs.