Deviled Eggs done right can be so enjoyable. We shied away from attempting them for the longest time because we always thought they were much harder than they are. Since that isn’t the case, we are sharing our version with you. We’ve come across some eggs that have too much mayo in them, the mustard is overbearing, and the eggs are just rubbery. Here’s what worked for us and how we enjoy our eggs.
1 dozen of eggs
1/3 cup of mayo
2 teaspoons of dijon mustard
1 tablespoon of pickle juice
paprika for garnishment
In a large saucepan carefully place the eggs in cool water with about an inch and half of extra water covering the top of them. Bring the water to a strong boil for about 10-12 minutes. Turn the burner off and let the eggs stand for an extra two minutes. Then, drain the hot water and run cold water over the eggs. We then put the eggs, with the cold water, in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
Once the eggs are cool, we then crack and peel them. After they are peeled, we rinse the eggs again to knock off any small pieces of shell and pat dry. Placing the eggs on a cutting board, using a sharp knife (not a serrated knife, it will cause the eggs to have funky lines when you cut them) slice the eggs in half length wise. Remove the yolks and place in a separate bowl. Once you have sliced all of your eggs and removed the yolks, place egg halves on a serving tray.
Using a fork, mash the egg yolks in your mixing bowl. Add in mayo, mustard, pickle juice and mix together. Depending on the consistency you are trying to achieve you can gradually add in more mayo. Using a piping bag, fill the center of the egg halves. You don’t need a piping bag, but if you are using a spoon, be careful to only put the egg mixture in the center. No one likes a gloopy egg. Sprinkle a small amount of paprika on top and serve.
We’ll let you in on a little secret…for the longest time when we were growing up our mom called them angel eggs. We guess she didn’t really want to entertain the whole devil part? Who knows. It wasn’t until much later we actually realized what they were called and why people looked at us so weird when we called them angel eggs.