No, they are not eggs with horns. They aren’t red either! So then what is a deviled egg, and how did it get that name? We have the answer, and a heavenly recipe to boot!
Though the origin cannot be attributed to one specific time, place, or person, it is something that has developed over the centuries. It appears as though the Ancient Romans were one of the first to start preparing stuffed eggs back in the 13th century. By the end of the 16th century, it was common practice to create deviled eggs as we know them today: boiling the egg, removing the yolk, combining the yolk with spices, and refilling the egg white. By the end of the 17th century, it was considered normal.
By the 18th century, the name “Deviled Egg” came along. Back in the late 1700s, the term “deviled” described food that was boiled or highly seasoned. As the term evolved, it was more about spicy foods, likely comparing the heat of the food with the devil.
So now that the history has been established, put it to good use! Here is a recipe for deviled eggs that we love!
What is needed?
• 12 eggs
• 1/4 cup mayonnaise
• 1 tsp yellow mustard
• 2 tsp chopped pickles
• 1 tsp pickle juice
• 1 tsp sugar
• 1 tsp white vinegar
• Hot sauce for taste
• Salt and pepper for taste
• Paprika for garnish
How to prepare:
1. Hard-boil all 12 eggs. For directions as to how to create the perfect hard-boiled egg, check out our recipe here!
2. Peel the eggs. We have instructions for this too! Read about it here.
3. Cut the eggs in half. Scoop the yolks into a medium bowl.
4. Add all the ingredients. This includes the mayo, mustard, pickles and pickle juice, sugar, and vinegar. Add hot sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Mix it all together with a fork until combined.
5. Fill each egg white. Use a small spoon and scoop your delicious mix into the white part of the egg. Don’t be shy! Sprinkle paprika on top of your finished deviled eggs for a nice garnish.
Enjoy! If you have any questions about our organic eggs or are looking for more egg recipes, give Chino Valley Ranchers a call today!