All-Time Favorite Deviled Eggs — 3 Ways

It’s true.  I’m a sucker for a good deviled egg.

If you don’t know how to hard boil eggs, don’t feel bad.  It took me years to find  sure-fire instructions.  Plain and simple:
Bring a pan of water to a boil.  Turn the heat off.  Spoon eggs gently into the (calm, but still boiling hot) water; cover; set aside for 30 minutes.  Drain off the water and refill the pan with cold water to stop the cooking process and to cool the eggs enough to peel and use.

Here are my 3 favorite recipes. 😀  Each one make 12 Deviled Eggs (1/2 egg each)

Deviled Eggs #1  OLD FASHIONED TART AND TANGY

1/2 dozen eggs, gently hard-boiled and cooled in cold tap water
1 T yellow mustard
1 T Miracle whip
1 T sweet pickle relish, drained
pinch of fresh dill (if available — otherwise, dried dill will do)
1/4 t black pepper
1/4 t sweet paprika

Halve the eggs and remove the yolks to a bowl.  Combine all ingredients with egg yolks, and then refill the egg halves.  Can be dusted with light paprika or a little more dill.

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Deviled Eggs #2 BLACK-EYED SAVORY EGGS

1/2 dozen eggs, gently hard-boiled and cooled in cold tap water
1/4 c minced Kalamata olives
1 T olive oil based mayonnaise
1 T grated Asiago cheese
1 t lemon juice
1/2 t course ground black pepper

Prepare as directed above, garnish with a half kalamata olive  and a light dusting of freshly ground black pepper

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Deviled Eggs #3  PICNIC DEVILED EGGS

1/2 dozen eggs, gently hard-boiled and cooled in cold tap water
1 oz smoked ham, finely minced
1 oz very sharp cheddar, shredded fine
grated Parmesan cheese to garnish
2 T  sour cream
dash onion powder
dash garlic powder
dash black pepper
dash Tabasco

Prepare as directed above.  Garnish with a shot of Tabasco (or just a shake of dried dill if Tabasco is too strong for the room….)

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Any of these deviled egg recipes become egg salad recipes just by adding the egg whites to the bowl of egg yolk filling and a little extra binder (mayo, mustard, sour cream etc.)  All 3 versions make great egg salad sandwiches, or filling for stuffed tomatoes!

😀  HAPPY EASTER!

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