June 19, 2012

Deviled Eggs

Since deviled eggs are typically served at large gatherings, usually in the summer, it seems like so much time passes between enjoying them. That makes me sad.

The man and I had been talking about hard boiled eggs as a handy snack to have in the fridge, when he wondered if they could be shaped like a cube. A quick search on the interwebs showed us yes, they certainly can, along with many other shapes and the products that make it happen. Seeing how cute the Kotobuki egg molds were, I had to buy all three sets.

I hard boiled my eggs, then immediately (and carefully) removed the shells. As each eggshell was removed, I placed the egg in a mold and set it in a cold water bath. Ten minutes later I found they worked like a charm. The only downside was that some of my large size eggs were not quite big enough to fill up the bunny, bear, and star molds so the shapes were not as defined as the fish, heart, and car. Regardless they were cute enough to eat!

I left a couple eggs whole for the man to snack on and the rest were turned into deviled eggs. I think a plateful of star shaped deviled eggs at a summer barbecue would be the perfect addition.

Deviled Eggs
6 hard boiled eggs, cooled, cut in half
1/4 C mayonnaise
1 T yellow mustard
1/8 t tabasco sauce
2 T spicy relish (I use Wickles)
fresh ground black pepper
paprika, for sprinkling

In a small bowl, combine the egg yolks, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, tabasco sauce, spicy relish, and fresh ground pepper. Mix together until smooth and well combined. Spoon or pipe mixture into the egg white halves. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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