10 Ways to Make Ordinary Deviled Eggs Extraordinary
Dye the egg white halves for a fun twist on deviled eggs.
Each Easter, my family and I dye hard-boiled eggs with the standard grocery-store dyeing kit. My mom then hides them around the house for our Easter egg scavenger hunt/overly competitive holiday tradition on Easter morning.
After we all run around the house in hopes of being the Easter egg hunt champion of the year, my mom puts the eggs to good use and makes deviled eggs. Like every other house in America, I know we are not the only ones who make deviled eggs to enjoy for the remainder of the weekend.
As good as the original recipe for deviled eggs is, it's always fun to spice things up and make creative and unordinary versions. Here are ten deviled eggs recipes you can whip together this Easter for a fun twist on the basic recipe.
10. Avocado Deviled Eggs
As we all know, avocados are creamy and smooth, so they work well as a substitution for mayonnaise in deviled eggs. Instead of mayonnaise, use about one and a half to two avocados, and instead of mustard, use about two tablespoons of ranch dressing and a tablespoon of sour cream. Blend these ingredients with the egg yolks so that the mixture is creamy and smooth. Add a little bit of lime juice, just as you would with guacamole. Finish by adding chopped shallots or onions, and salt. Pipe into the egg whites and you're done.
9. Hummus Deviled Eggs
This is a simple version of deviled eggs. Instead of Dijon mustard, use hummus, which will offer a tang to the mixture with mayonnaise, egg yolks and lemon juice. Sprinkle some salt and cayenne pepper on top for a finishing touch. You can also add pine nuts to the mixture to complement the hummus.
8. Dyed Deviled Eggs
This is a fun way to get your kids to eat deviled eggs. Instead of dying just the shell of the hard-boiled eggs, this time you dye the eggs with the shell and yolk removed. Use food coloring and vinegar in several cups to create the colors of your choice, then dunk each egg white into the cups. Once the egg whites have reached the desired color, remove them from the cups and let them drain and dry. Now you can fill them with a simple deviled egg mixture and serve.
7. Greek Yogurt Deviled Eggs
Greek yogurt is a great substitution for mayonnaise or sour cream in most recipes. For deviled eggs, replace the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt, then combine with the egg yolks and Dijon mustard. However, if you want to sweeten the yogurt, you can add a small amount of honey as well. Sun-dried tomatoes are also a great addition. Finish with the typical smoked paprika, salt and shallots.
6. Sriracha and Wasabi Deviled Eggs
If you want to add a kick to your deviled eggs, make a mixture with Sriracha and wasabi. Those two ingredients definitely pack some heat in this Food & Wine recipe. After you peel the hard-boiled eggs, combine soy sauce, sake and star anise pods, scallions, sugar and fresh ginger in a pot. Add water and bring everything to a boil, then cool completely before adding the peeled eggs; let the eggs refrigerate in the mixture for four hours. Once the eggs are ready, remove the egg yolks, mix with mayonnaise, Sriracha, wasabi paste and chives, and then pipe into the egg white halves. Top with Chinese five-spice powder for the finishing touch.
Worcestershire sauce adds a kick to this deviled eggs recipe.
5. Caesar Salad Deviled Eggs
Smitten Kitchen is always a go-to food blog for me when I want to find interesting and delicious recipes, like this Caesar salad deviled eggs recipe. The base of Caesar salad dressing is made with eggs, so this combination definitely works. Combine the egg yolks with a few tablespoons of mayonnaise, a dash of Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and parsley. To make this a Caesar salad filling, cook one minced anchovy fillet with garlic, lemon zest, panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Fill the egg white halves with the egg yolk mixture, then top with the bread crumb mixture. Place each egg white half on a piece of lettuce for the perfect finishing touch to the Caesar salad deviled eggs.
4. Buffalo Wing Deviled Eggs
For this deviled eggs recipe, combine egg yolks with mayonnaise, minced shallot, crumbled blue cheese, blue cheese dressing and buffalo wing sauce, then pipe into the egg white halves. Top with more crumbed blue cheese, cayenne pepper and scallions. This is a creamy, spicy and scrumptious twist on deviled eggs.
3. Cream Cheese Deviled Eggs
Simply substitute a package of cream cheese for mayonnaise, then combine with egg yolks and season with salt. For a variety of toppings, you can add smoked salmon, sliced avocado and chives. This is a great recipe for anyone who is not a big fan of mayonnaise or Dijon mustard.
2. French Toast Deviled Eggs
This is a great rendition of deviled eggs for an Easter brunch. Make the filling with mayonnaise, sour cream, maple syrup, salt and crumbled breakfast sausage. After you mix the filling with the egg yolks, pipe it into the egg white halves and top with chopped pieces of French toast, maple syrup and strawberry slices. This is a fun way to enjoy an Easter brunch with deviled eggs.
Make a fancier rendition of deviled eggs with smoked trout.
1. Smoked Trout Deviled Eggs
Smoked trout is a great combination with deviled eggs. For this recipe, mix together smoked trout, mayonnaise, chopped parsley, curry powder, and salt and pepper with the egg yolks. Pipe the filling into the egg white halves, then top with salted almonds for a great finishing touch.
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