So, my mom called me yesterday to ask if I would make deviled eggs for my dad’s birthday. Since this always seems to be the dish I’m most called on to make at or bring to family gatherings, I thought it was a shame I hadn’t shared it on here yet.
As always with anything I post, feel free to make substitutions if you aren’t fond of a particular ingredient. I’ve never seen our particular family recipe written down anywhere, and I generally do the quantities to taste, but I’ll try to give specifics. And my mom has Tupperware trays for deviled eggs that hold sixteen halves, so I’m going to give said specifics to make that number.
2-3 heaping tablespoons Miracle Whip (can sub mayonnaise…I’m just not fond of regular mayo myself)
1-2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1. Hardboil the eggs. This should take approximately 25-30 minutes. If you’ve never hardboiled eggs before, use the following link to get this task done: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_make_perfect_hard_boiled_eggs/
2. Generally I let the eggs cool in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight, but if you don’t have that time, simply run them under cold water, or stick them in an ice bath.
3. Peel the eggs. Discard or compost shells.
4. Cut each egg in half, lengthwise. Pop out the hardboiled yolk into a medium bowl, and reserve the white on your egg plate or tray.
5. Once you have all the yolks in the bowl, mash with a fork until the yolks are in small pieces.
6. Add the Miracle Whip, and stir until well combined.
7. Add the pickle relish, and stir until well combined.
8. Using a fork or spoon (or if you want to be fancy, a piping bag) divide the filling evenly into the empty whites.
9. Top each egg with a dash of paprika, then a couple of pinches of dried parsley. I usually crush the parsley a bit finer with my fingers, and then put it on the eggs.
Voila! I would say the whole process, if you have already boiled eggs, usually takes about a half hour from beginning to end. A bit labor-intensive, but delicious. My mom passed this version on to me, but you can always make deviled eggs your own with different ingredients and different toppings.
But these are my favorite. 🙂