Growing up in the south taught me the two things: (1.) the church covered-dish supper is truly a sight to behold–the good food is neverending–and (2.) the centerpiece of the covered-dish supper is the deviled egg (& fried chicken, but today’s all about the egg 🙂 ).
I think almost every cook in our church has their own unique take on deviled eggs & they LOVE sharing them; they include everything from sweet pickle relish, chopped dill pickle, sugar, hot sauce, minced garlic, diced Vidalia onions, jalapenos, etc., etc., etc.
Gourmet deviled eggs are also popular options; fillings include lobster, shrimp, crab and the like. While each deviled egg concoction is special in its own way, my tastes prefer a more basic, YET awesome egg. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to turn down a lobster mousse stuffed egg, however my go-to deviled egg recipe is a bit more simplistic.
I have the ingredients necessary to create deviled eggs almost 100% of the time — I LOVE when I don’t have to purchase something special for a recipe. I make deviled eggs about once a week, most of the time alongside dinner. Today, however, deviled eggs & deviled eggs alone were my lunch (and they were oh-so-good). 🙂
So, without further ado, let’s get down to the eggs… 🙂
- 6-8 eggs
- 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise (make sure it contains no sugar)
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley
- Sprinkle of HOT paprika (you may use sweet paprika if you don’t like the heat)
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Whole green olives stuffed with pimentos (one per egg slice)
- Boil eggs for about 12 minutes.
- Peel eggs, cut lengthwise, & remove yolks (place in a separate bowl).
- Mash yolks well with a fork. Combine mayonnaise, mustard, & spices with the yolks — mix well (taste at this point, you may prefer to add more mayo or mustard).
- After yolk mixture is well combined, spoon into a sandwich sized Ziplock bag (I use a measuring cup to help me with this step).
- Cut the tip off of the Ziplock bag & pipe yolk mixture into egg slices (just like a pastry bag).
- Add an olive to the center of each egg & sprinkle with paprika
So simple, yet soooooooooooooo devilishly delicious 😉 !!! I hope you enjoy this covered-dish specialty as much as I do!
Have a wonderful week!!! 😀 😀 😀