Devil Eggs have been around a long time...since the ancient times in Rome.The term "deviled" dates back to the 19th century, referring to the use of particularly piquant spices in cooking.
I grew up with these devil eggs...I remember my Mom whenever we had company over theses devil eggs would appear.
I too like my Mom (RIP)also make these quite often..not so much for our regular meals at home but mostly when we have company over or for some special occasion.
For some reason I collect devil egg dishes......I have them for every occasion.....which makes a good excuse to make them.
Mostly now for my nieces and nephews I make 'special' Spider Deviled Eggs for Halloween decorated with Olive decorated spiders......spooky. But it gets them eating those eggs...and considering some of them hate eggs they sure do eat those though.
12 eggs, boiled and peeled
6 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
2 or 3 tsp. mustard
2 green onions, chopped finely
2 Tbsp. relish (opt.)
Freshly ground Pepper
sweet Paprika...for sprinkling.
Add eggs to a pot of cold water ...turn heat up high till the pot of water comes to a boil.
Cover..remove from heat and set aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
Pour the water off and place eggs in cold water (may add ice if needed).
When cool...peel and cut in half and take out yolks and put into a bowl...setting the egg white halves into a devil egg tray.
Mash egg yolks with the mayonnaise, mustard, green onions, relish and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Fill each egg white half with the mashed egg yolks
Sprinkle with some paprika on top or any kind of decoration you desire....sometimes I add chives, or grated carrots....etc.....
Cook's Notes; I have made these the night before and kept them refrigerated.
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