Today, November 2, 2023, is National Deviled Egg Day.
I love deviled eggs, but as much as I also love eggs over easy or scrambled for breakfast, I tend not to have enough eggs on hand when the mood for deviled eggs hits me. It's also getting close to Thanksgiving and with deviled eggs on many family menus for the holiday, here's my recipe to share, a great side dish for any grilled fare.
Mike's Classic Deviled Eggs topped with bacon - because everything is better with bacon!
- 6 eggs
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 heaping Tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- A pinch of Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Smoked paprika (garnish)
- 1/4 cup bacon bits (garnish)
- Sliced green onion (garnish)
- A splash of pickle juice (optional)
Boil the eggs. Do you need directions on how to boil eggs? Really? Place eggs in a pan, fill the pan with cold water, about an inch above the eggs. Bring water to a hard boil, then turn off the heat and cover for about 10 minutes. Fill a decent size bowl with ice and water to make an ice bath (this is going to make peeling the eggs easier). Using tongs, remove the eggs from the hot water at that 10 minute mark and place them in the ice bath to cool for about 10 minutes. Gently tap the eggs on a hard surface and remove the shell, rinse and pat dry as needed. Slice the eggs lengthwise and remove the yolks, then mash them with a fork in a medium sized bowl. Add the mayo, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix well and then spoon into the empty egg whites. Garnish with the smoked paprika, bacon bits and sliced green onion. Serving Option: There's still going to be a little of the yolk mixture left in the bowl, add a generous splash of pickle juice to create a bit of a 'crema' and drizzle that over the top of the eggs. The 'crema' delivers a little extra twang on those deviled morsels of sinful delight!
I love these eggs because not only are they SO tasty, but they're an excellent source of protein (about 9 grams in two prepared egg halves) and this snack or side dish is relatively inexpensive to prepare, even with the bacon bits included.
Enjoy National Deviled Egg Day!
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