The Secret Recipe Club,
Classic Devilled Eggs
I am a member of The Secret Recipe Club, a wonderful global way to meet new friends as well as discover new blogs; this is my second entry into the event and what fun I had choosing a recipe from my secret partner’s blog:
Meet Megan, who lives in Boston, USA and is the cook, author, photographer and owner of my secret blog assignment:
I LOVE the pinny Megan! Here is what Megan says about herself:
I wouldn’t call myself a chef. I’m no Julia Child, Bobby Flay, or Alton Brown. But I do love to spend time in the kitchen. If I’m not there, you might find me sitting in front of the TV, watching the Food Network with a cookbook on my lap, copying tasty recipes that I find. Then I’ll make and post the recipes I find here. It’s an endless cycle that I enjoy–and I hope you can benefit from it too.
Devilled eggs, a perfect recipe for me as I have three chickens who are still laying an egg a day and I have about 2 dozen eggs to use at present…….and, I happen to love stuffed eggs too, and especially if they are piquant and spicy. I made these for apéritif snacks for the First Sunday in Advent and they went down a storm with my friends who dropped by for a drink on their way home. I spent an hour perusing through Megan’s recipes and then all of a sudden I saw her Classic Deviled Eggs recipe, which, is perfect for me and my expanding egg cartons! I went overboard and also made edible arrangements for the devilled eggs, the decorative idea coming from an old friend, Mary Pat.
We ate these Devilled eggs with chilled Chablis and the men also had a Pastis too…….the only change I made was to use English Mustard in place of the “yellow prepared mustard” which I took to be American mustard. The recipe that Megan shares on her blog originates from The Comfort Table by Katie Lee. I used smoked paprika, which is my favourite type of paprika, I love its subtle smokiness which is intriguing; next time I may add a smidgen of curry powder too, but that is personal taste.
I made a dozen as the recipe suggests and arranged them on two plates with the decorative cucumber and tomato flowers. These would make a wonderful addition to the Festive Buffet Table and they really are very easy to whip up. So, here is the recipe from Megan’s Blog, Cooking Whims, and do pop over to see her and tell her I sent you……it’s wonderful to meet new people and discover new recipes ~ it’s what makes blogging do enjoyable!
I will be back later with more treats, as well as my latest news……..bye for now,
Classic Deviled Eggs
- 1 dozen large eggs
- 2 tbsp white vinegar (optional)
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp yellow prepared mustard (I used Colmans English Mustard)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- paprika for garnish (I added smoked paprika to the mixture and used parsley as a garnish)
1. Place the eggs in a large saucepan and cover completely with water. Add the vinegar (this is optional, since I made a test batch with–and the ones for the party without–there was absolutely no difference in the end result). Bring to a boil over high heat. Once the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat and cover the saucepan. Let sit for 15 minutes.
2. Remove the eggs from the pan with a slotted spoon and place in a colander. Rinse under cold water until the eggs are cool enough to touch. Remove the shells.
3. Slice each egg in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks from the whites and place in a separate bowl and mash with a fork until there are no large chunks left. Mix in the mayo, mustard, salt and pepper. Scoop the yolk mixture into a plastic bag. Cut off one corner of the plastic bag and pipe the yolks into the egg whites. Sprinkle with a dash of paprika.
4. Cool the eggs completely before serving.
Goodness, it's years since I heard of devilled eggs! They do look good though and I can imagine that the smoked paprika would really add to the piquancy. You decoration is v. posh, a few red and green pickled onions and you could call yourself 'Fanny Craddock' lol! I don't know how you find the time for all that fiddly stuff, but I'm glad you do.
Karen S Booth says
Thanks Janice! I find decorating stuff in the kitchen very relaxing and if I have some time, it calms me down a bit! LOL! Devilled eggs really are a blast from the past and as for Fanny Craddock, LOL, I'll need to boss Malcolm around more whilst he slurps gin and tonics!
Nice to meet you! I'm so glad you liked my Deviled Egg Recipe (and my blog, too!) Your deviled eggs are gorgeous, and I LOVE your edible arrangement next to them! So glad to have met you through the SRC! 🙂
Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño says
Hey fellow SRC blogger. These deviled eggs look delicious and what an adorable blog you have here. I am so glad I found you and I can't wait to poke around on what else you have cooked up : )
The Double Dipped Life says
These eggs look fabulous! What a great presentation.
Classics never go out of style! Beautiful presentation Karen! So glad to have found you through the Club!
Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious.com says
Your food styling is stunning, as is your photography. Well done! Wish I had been at your party to snatch one of these beauties.
Baking Addict says
I've always wanted to make these having seen them in a recipe book years ago but never got round to it. Love your garnishes. My mum's a whizz with these and she used to give demonstrations on carving vegetables. I'm so glad I joined the secret recipe club. It is so much fun!
Kentish Keg-Meg says
Wow not seen devilled eggs for …… a very long time. They look so tasty with the beautiful presentation and decorations. No wonder they didn't stay on the plate for long.
Lovely, do you have any top tips for peeling fresh hard boiled eggs. Mine do not peel well 🙁
A Trifle Rushed says
What scrummy eggs, and I love the cucumber flower arrangement. Your friends are very fortunate what delectable food.
Thank you for your kind comments and for mentioning my gingerbread house, quite a few people came over to look, and left lovely comments.
I love recipes like these and could easily polish off the whole plate! Love your cucumber flowers too x
Almost too pretty to eat! But since I love deviled eggs, I think that I could manage to eat a couple of them. A very pretty presentation to go along with a great recipe!
Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says
Love those devilled eggs – don't know anyone who doesn't – even if they don't like eggs! Yours are so pretty –
Yum! Love Deviled eggs, or Angel eggs as my daughter calls them.
Kelley @ The Culinary Enthusiast says
1. I want chickens. 2. I love your cucumber garnish art!
Kate @ Food Babbles says
I absolutely love deviled eggs! Classic 🙂 I'm new to your blog. Found you as a member of SRC Group D. I have to say I am just FLOORED by the beauty of your pictures!! Just gorgeous and the time you clearly put into styling is just amazing. What incredible pictures… makes me want to take a bite of each and every dish you create. Nice work!
Deviled eggs are probably the most delicious, simple & exotic starters one can think about. Love those eggs & the decorations.
Working london mummy says
wow you make them look so stunning! what a nice idea to link up with blogs all over the world. I will have to look into it once I have enough recipes on board!
granite countertops rockville says
Great work and great ideas to learn about some delicious recipes
What a beautiful dish!
I never had devilled eggs before but now I would really like to try one! 🙂
I just love deviled eggs and your designs with food are GORGEOUS! Stopping by from Group D in the SRC! Great photos too!
nicole @ I am a honey bee says
I love your presentation!
presentation is so eye catching! looks professional 😉