Deviled eggs are a quintessential appetizer at parties, picnics, and potlucks across the country. In the 19th century, the term "deviled" became popular to describe spicy or zesty foods. Since deviled eggs are frequently made with mustard and pepper, this term became associated with the filling used to stuff a hard-boiled egg cavity.
If you are planning on serving these deviled eggs with bacon at a party, they can be prepared and filled a day in advance and then covered and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. When ready to enjoy, finish with a sprinkle of the crisped bacon and some minced chives.
- 6 hard-boiled eggs (peeled and halved)
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 4 slices bacon cooked and finely crumbled
- 1 tablespoon minced chives
Gather the ingredients.
Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Place the yolks in a mixing bowl and place the whites on a serving tray.
To the bowl add the mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, salt, and red pepper.
Stir to combine until smooth. (Make sure there aren't any large chunks of egg yolk or it will clog the piping bag when filling the egg whites.)
Place the egg yolk mixture in a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe the filling into the cavity of each egg white. Alternately, the halves can also be filled using a small spoon.
Sprinkle with the crumbled bacon.
Top with the minced chives.
Deviled eggs can be served on a deviled egg platter with wells to hold each half. Alternately, the halves can be placed on a platter in a bed of alfalfa sprouts. This not only offers beautiful presentation, but also keeps the deviled eggs from sliding around the platter when passed at a party.
Deviled eggs are delicious all on their own as a snack or appetizer. However, they're also great alongside a big, leafy salad (or tossed in with one), and other spring vegetables such as asparagus.
What Is the Best Way to Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs??
To peel the egg, lightly tap it on a hard surface to crack the shell. Once the shell is cracked all the way around, it should easily peel away from the egg. Sometimes if an egg is older (i.e., not from the farmers market), it will be easier to peel. After the shell is removed, briefly rinse the egg under water to remove any small bits of shell that may still be attached.
It's thought that older eggs are easier to peel than ones straight from the farmers' market, but that can vary widely. Regardless of the age of your eggs, your best bet is to make sure you plunge them in an ice bath to cool afterward, which helps prevent the egg whites from sticking to the shell.
How to Store Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are best the day they are made, but can be kept in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 2 days.