Easter is one of my favorite holidays to cook for, everything is fresh and flavorful. I love the ham, the fresh green salads, the asparagus and of course the deviled eggs. Easter is not Easter without deviled eggs! This will be my first Easter where I am not with family of some sort, so I decided to make an extra special Easter dinner for Jesse and I tomorrow. I made the deviled eggs this morning to get a head start and also so I could get this blog posted for Easter tomorrow.
Here’s what you need:
8-12 eggs, rice wine vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
First, hard boil your eggs. Here’s my post on how to hard boil eggs.
*Now here is my moment of honesty: I didn’t hard boil my eggs correctly so I ended up with soft-boiled eggs. Yes that is a thing, but they still work for deviled eggs. Even I mess up in the kitchen every so often, just a reminder that I’m still learning*
When the eggs are finished and cooled down, cut them in half length wise. Put the yolks in a bowl and set your egg whites on a deviled egg dish or any other plate that you’re using. My mom gave me this deviled egg dish for my bridal shower. Papa had asked her to get me a shower gift to represent my grandma, something my grandma would’ve given me if she was still alive. My grandma loved Easter and loved making deviled eggs. Yes, lots of tears were shed over this dish. And even though this wasn’t my grandmas dish, it represents a lot of memories at the Finley home.
Ooh, that was an emotional trip… back to making deviled eggs.
Add all your ingredients to the bowl with the yolks. It really doesn’t take very much of any one ingredient to make deviled eggs delicious.
Use a fork to mash all your ingredients together, this allows for a textured yolk filling. If you want a creamier filling use a whisk or mixer. When you’re done mixing, taste and adjust accordingly. Sometimes I’m in the mood for something creamier so I use a little more mayo, or I want it a little tangier so I add a touch more vinegar.
Fill your egg whites with the yolk filling and top with smoked paprika, or fresh herbs. I used fresh dill this year since I am growing it in my herb garden. Only use a touch of smoked paprika because it is a strong smoky flavor, and if you don’t like paprika then just don’t use it.
Look how scrumptious these look!
Happy Easter everyone, enjoy the cooking, the dinner, the family or friends and the gift that Jesus Christ gave us!
- 8-12 Hard Boiled Eggs
- 1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise, or plain greek yogurt
- 1 Teaspoon Yellow Mustard
- 1/2 Teaspoon Rice Wine Vinegar
- Salt, Pepper to taste
- Cut hard boiled eggs in half length wise, set yolks in bowl
- Add in mayo, mustard, vinegar and salt/pepper.
- Mix with a fork
- Taste and adjust accordingly
- Fill eggs with yolk mixture and top with fresh herbs or smoked paprika