Happy Easter to all of my “Peeps”. Hope you all have a blessed day. Easter is one of my favorite holidays because I get to celebrate my risen savior. Actually I get to celebrate Him all year long. So to all the “Peeps” in my life have a very Happy Easter.
What Easter dinner table would be complete without deviled eggs? I have often wondered why we serve “Devil”ed eggs on a day that celebrates Jesus. Did you ever wonder the same? But every Easter dinner I’ve ever been to always has them. Forgive me, I digressed.
Ok, so deviled eggs are standard fare for any Easter gathering (or any family gathering for that matter). And have you ever noticed that the family member that doesn’t cook is the one delegated to bring the deviled eggs?
That’s because they are easy deviled eggs. I was that family member for many years.
Now I like my deviled eggs really basic. Don’t go adding any fancy ingredients like relish or I probably won’t eat them.
So I want to share my very basic recipe with you so you can make basic deviled eggs.
Basic deviled eggs ingredients
After the eggs are done and peeled, slice them in half lengthwise and remove the yellow portion to a bowl. Place the white halves, cut side up, on a plate or deviled egg platter.
Mash the yellows with a fork then add mayonnaise and mustard.
You will notice that I am not giving you any measurements for this recipe because it truly is a matter of personal taste and consistency. and of course depends on how many eggs you are preparing.
Start with the mayonnaise.
Mix in a heaping tablespoon at a time until you reach the consistency that you prefer.
Some people like theirs really creamy but I prefer mine a little stiffer. I want to be able to taste the egg flavor over the mayo.
When you have them to the consistency that you want them add mustard to give them an extra zip of flavor. Add the mustard a teaspoon at a time until it reaches the desired flavor that you like.
Now it’s time to stuff the egg whites. If you want them to be really pretty and look like you slaved in the kitchen for hours, use a cake decorator with an open star tip.
If you are not quite up to that difficulty then go for the simple method. Put the yellow mixture in a zip lock bag and zip it closed. Cut one corner off the bag and pipe the filling into the egg whites.
Sprinkle with paprika or chili powder to garnish. Ta Da!! Done, easy, simple. You just made Basic Deviled Eggs.I knew you could make basic deviled eggs.
How simple was that? Your family will thank you for your contribution.