Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
What a beautiful day! This past Sunday we had some pretty gnarly weather here in Central Florida and boy did that give way to an absolutely beautiful Monday. As you all know, I love Monday’s almost as much as I love Sunday’s.
One of the things that I am looking forward to with this beautiful weather change are family days outside! I love going out in the backyard and grilling out something delicious while the little one plays. When I season the pork loins or whatever meat we will be cooking, I make a point to season the night before and I make one special side that always tastes better after being in the fridge over night, Devil Eggs. My husband and son definitely love when I make this special dish, as I don’t make this one often.
Let’s get to cooking…
Apple Cider Vinegar
Onions finely minced
I place all of my eggs that I will be boiling in a large pot and fill with water until it covers the eggs by about an inch and a half.
I bring the water to a rolling boil. Once it’s rolling, I add salt and a bit of apple cider vinegar. These two ingredients, I have learned are very helpful in several aspects. One, the salt will help the water boil at a higher temperature, which lessens the cook time. I tend to be pretty impatient sometimes and this helps. I have learned that by adding the vinegar to the boiling water helps the egg shells come off a lot easier. I have also learned that from the point of a rolling boil you set your timer for 9-10 minutes. Once that timer goes off your eggs are done, get them off the heat and in cold water. This helps stop the cooking process and allows the eggs to quickly become manageable. You are able to avoid that ugly green color that yoke sometimes takes on when overcooked.
After the eggs have boiled and you have put them in cold water, it is time to start peeling. I peel my eggs under running cold water, over a colander. The colander helps keep all of the egg shells from dirtying up the sink and you’re not having to strain the water after. It just flows right through the egg shells When all of the eggs have been peeled, simply toss the egg shells in a ziplock bag and crush them up into small pieces and fertilize your flowers. Or, just throw them away.
It is now time to cut your peeled eggs in half and removed the yoke. Put the yoke in a bowl. Once all of the yokes have been put in the bowl, mashed up the yokes. You don’t want any large clumps. Sometimes, if an egg white is torn and cant have the mixture put in it, I will grate it into the bowl as well. I will also do that if I have made too many boiled eggs.
Once the yokes are finished, it is time to add in your other ingredients. I make I mix in one at a time, to ensure that everything is fully incorporated. Starting with the mayo, I follow that by adding in the mustard, relish, pepper, and onion. Once everything is mixed well, I spoon a tad bit into the center of each egg white half. I fill just the little spot that the egg yoke was sitting in.
Once all of the eggs are filled, I sprinkle the tops with the smoked paprika. I finish it off by covering them and putting them in the fridge.
These are usually a hit and if I take them to a potluck or dinner on the grounds, I very rarely come home with leftovers. I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it as much as my loved ones.
Also, if you make too many eggs and grated them in the rest of the mixture, you are bound to have left over mixture…say hello to an egg salad sandwich. Delicious!!!
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