During my stay in the US of A for more than 4 years, I’ve came across a few local dishes that were new to me. While there are many famous American dishes such as steak sandwich, clam chowder, good old fashion hot dogs and such that you can find in many restaurants, there are some that for all practical reasons, you hardly get them outside the country unless you make them yourself.

One of these dishes is a party snack called devil’s egg, and I’m going to show you how to make them.

first, make some hard boiled eggs
first, make some hard boiled eggs

I made these for a home BBQ session with the Maldives diving friends and some colleagues a few weeks ago and the reception was pretty good. It would have been better if I didn’t have to substitute paprika with curry powder, but sometimes you have to make do with what’s available in the kitchen.

Anyway, here goes.

Ingredients:

  • chicken eggs (I made 14)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • paprika for garnishing
  • 2 tablespoon sweet pickle relish (optional)

remove egg yolk & mix with seasoning
remove egg yolk & mix with seasoning

Instructions for hard boiled eggs:

  • put eggs in a pot of cold water (cover up the eggs by 2 cm), this prevents egg from cracking
  • adding a pinch of salt will allow easier peeling of egg shell later
  • bring to boil
  • cover the pot and turn off heat wait for 12 minutes
  • remove egg and peel the egg shell under cold running water

Instructions for devil’s egg:

  • cut eggs in halves
  • remove egg yolks and place in mixing bowl
  • add mayonnaise, mustard, and pickled radish (optional) to egg yolk, and mix with a fork
  • add salt & pepper to taste
  • carefully fill egg whites evenly with mixture
  • garnish with paprika, and you’re done

mix it back and sprinkle some paprika, serve!
mix it back and sprinkle some paprika, serve!

As this is not a hot dish, you can keep it in the fridge and prepare it earlier before the party starts, best consume within the same evening though.

Enjoy! Check the category list under “cooks” for more easy cooking recipes from yours truly.

KY cooks – Devil’s Eggs
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22 thoughts on “KY cooks – Devil’s Eggs

  • November 19, 2013 at 11:47 pm
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    Ehh… i did the exact same dish the last time i attended a bbq with my ex-colleagues! I added wasabi instead of mustard though and i used japanese mayo for the sweeter tinge 🙂

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    • November 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm
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      Ken: that sounds like a good variation!

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  • November 20, 2013 at 7:16 am
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    I love eggs in any form. Gotta try this sometime. Thanks for sharing!

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    • November 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm
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      suituapui: pleasure is mine! 😀

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    • November 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm
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      nova leeza: thanks 😉

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  • November 20, 2013 at 7:48 pm
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    KY, yummy devils eggs. I make it also for party and some time add some pesto to filling and put into zip lock bag and nip end of bag and squeeze on to eggs. Of course add less mustard not to make it running.

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    • November 21, 2013 at 1:55 pm
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      Vickie: awesome! Adding pesto sounds like a good idea.

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  • November 21, 2013 at 2:54 pm
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    Try miracle whip instead of mayo

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    • November 24, 2013 at 3:35 am
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      That’s what I always use too.

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  • November 21, 2013 at 6:29 pm
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    Deviled eggs are a favourite in Australia too! They’re cheap, easy to make and super tasty.

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    • November 22, 2013 at 10:03 am
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      The Yum List: and super fattening. haha

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    • November 22, 2013 at 10:03 am
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      sycookies: thanks 😀

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  • November 22, 2013 at 1:08 am
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    Ehhhh can just make egg white ah…then dont use mayo ? Maybe like put tuna stuffing in it? hahah..

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    • November 22, 2013 at 10:03 am
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      Shahzeeq: only one way to find out!

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  • November 23, 2013 at 7:26 pm
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    i like to add chopped red peppers for an extra bite =)

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  • November 24, 2013 at 3:33 am
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    They are called deviled eggs, not devil’s eggs.

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    • November 24, 2013 at 3:35 am
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      I make them with Miracle Whip, finely diced green onion, brown horseradish mustard and chopped sweet pickle. Top with sprinkled paprika. Everyone loves them!

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    • November 24, 2013 at 11:53 am
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      Andrea: i think you’re right. haha.

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