Monday, June 21, 2010

An Oldie But a Goodie...

Have you noticed when you go to potlucks, pitch-ins, communal dinners, that it is always the Women with Years that bring in Deviled Eggs?  I may be terribly wrong in this assumption, but in my range of experience, this is the case.  So I say to you Younger Readers, Let Us Bring Back the Deviled Eggs!  Let us Preserve Egg Farms everywhere by living retro with the recipes!
And you don't really have to fear the cholesterol and calories; there are 'modern' ways to get around that....And just how many half eggies can you eat with a meal?  Maybe two?  So get your protein and preserve the favorite potluck food of Your Grandma's Generation!
Here's the recipe that I made up the other night:

Sparky's Deviled Eggs:

*1 dozen eggs, hard boiled *
1/2 cup light mayo or miracle whip
1/4 cup mustard
2 tbsp horseradish
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp season all
1 tsp fresh chopped parsley
1 tsp chopped fresh chives (optional)
1 tsp dried minced onion (real onion makes it too soggy)

Half the hard boiled eggs lengthwise and place the yolks in a bowl.  Mash with a fork.  Add the ingredients, mixing well.  Go to a Yard Sale and find a dandy vintage deviled egg plate.  Or borrow one from an elderly, neighbor, friend or relative.  Yeah; they'll  have one.  I had two until Eldest Son took off with one my Mother in law gave me years ago.  It had a chicken on it and I believe he was going to try to find a small football helmet to fit on the chicken.  True Story.
Place approx 1 tbs of mixture into the well of the egg white.  Sprinkle with paprika and some parsley.  Sweet.  You'll feel like donning your best apron and serving them for supper (baked ham, sweet potatoes, wilted lettuce and orange jello salad with shredded carrots in it)

* This is the way my mom fixed hard boiled eggs; it rarely fails me.
Place the desired amount of eggs in a saucepan.  Cover with water.  Bring to a boil.  Cook for about 3 minutes.  Turn off heat but leave the pan on the burner. Cover.  Go vacuum or clean your bathrooms or sweep the kitchen.  Run the pan of eggs over cold running water.  Crack the eggs well on the edge of the sink till they fall off sweetly.  Perfect hard boiled eggies, right?*


  1. Does "Sparky" have anything to do with Devon's new nickname? They were delicious by the way!!!! :) And I believe I ate more than 2...

  2. I wanted to link the recipe to the weekend...Electrically influenced...Then the Sparky conversation came to mind....:D....

  3. I've always loved deviled eggs, but I've kind of forgotten about them lately... I get eggs locally every week, so I always have plenty on hand... can't wait to try your recipe!!!!!!!!

  4. oldie but a goody indeed.....been into deli salads lately. I made egg salad for my bible study and they laughed at me and called me the old lady of the group. case and point. but I don't care, we are gonna bring it back!!!
    organic, cage free, grain fed eggs and light mayo!
    Best with Boulder chip company Hickory Smoked gluton free chips! Match made in heaven! :)!


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