Being the Southerner that I am, one of the things that I hold to be true is the notion that if it's an event, there will be deviled eggs. Bigbad laughed at this when we first started dating, but he's quickly come to believe the truth in that idea.
A holiday = deviled eggs are essential.
A special occasion like graduation = someone will bring deviled eggs.
Just a Tuesday = nope, no deviled eggs.
I couldn't tell you why this is the case, but it is. And I'm not complaining.
|This was a new experiment of putting breakfast sausage around the boiled eggs. Scotch egg recipe from All Recipes. Then obviously devil the yolks.|
We tried fried deviled eggs on our recent trip to D.C. They were delicious, but even Bigbad admitted they weren't as good as Marmie or Smallgood Granny's typical fare.
I couldn't tell you why they are so delicious, but they are.
Our ingredients are similar to Paula Deen's (hey, there's no butter in this recipe!). Relish is key. And I'd never heard of the idea of putting hot sauce in deviled eggs before searching for a recipe online:
- 7 large eggs, hard boiled and peeled
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- Salt and pepper, for taste
We don't typically garnish with paprika-- not that I'm against it. The contrast is beautiful. But somewhere along the generations, someone must have run out of the spice and someone else must have assumed that's the way our family's always prepared it.
P.S. I'm adding a new tag to some of my recipe/food posts: there's an app for that. Clever, huh? For all my appetizers (which let's be honest are mainly what I can handle).
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