Updated: Nov 13
It’s a picnic and potluck staple, appetizer fav and party platter must, that everyone, and I do mean everyone, has their own take on it.
Apparently, the history of recipes for hard-boiled eggs stuffed with herbs, cheese and raisins have been found in cooking texts of medieval European cuisine. But don't quote me on that... I can't guarantee that knowledge to be fact.
But at any rate... Deviled eggs are a loved (and hated) food that you find at almost every get together.
So… Here is my version.
It’s very simple and is mostly a to taste recipe, with starting amounts. I do have some optional items on mine… The cayenne pepper (instead of Paprika) and the bacon, but to be quite honest, I would put bacon on almost anything if I could… Which is why it’s on top of mine. 🙂 I have also put chopped chives or Green Onions on top as well as the bacon. For more formal “grown up” parties, it adds a great look and really adds an amazing flavor. You can also Pipe the filling to make it even fancier. What?! 😉
Now, on to the recipe….
11 hard-boiled eggs (my container holds 20 deviled eggs, but I always make one extra egg in case of a mistake or… My husband is in the kitchen).
1 tbsp heavy cream
1/3 cup mayo
2 teaspoons mustard
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons dill relish
Salt and Pepper to taste
for garnish (all optional)
6 slices bacon coarsely chopped
Paprika or Cayenne Pepper
Chopped Green Onion or Chives (Optional)
Halve the eggs and remove the yolk. I’m a hands on girl, so I tend to pull it out with my fingers, but you can also gently spoon it out.
Put all the yolks in a bowl and add the mayo, mustard, relish, and heavy cream.
Blend with a hand mixer.
Add the garlic & onion powder. Then add salt and pepper (start light, you can always add more). Mix, then taste and add more of anything you need.
Spoon the filling back into the whites. (If you want to get fancy you can fill a pipping bag with a star tip and pipe the filling. But make sure it's a WIDE star tip. The relish makes this a bit "chunky").
Top the eggs with a sprinkle of paprika (Cayenne Pepper), bacon pieces and Chopped Green Onions (Chives)