Even though the first day of spring was over a month ago, I feel like we are still waiting for Mother Nature to wrap her head around the idea that winter is over. We have been enduring crazy temperature swings. Warm one day (no jacket, wearing short sleeves warm) and the next day we wake up to an ice storm.
In trying to keep warm weather thoughts in mind, I decided to whip up a batch of devilish eggs. Nothing says warm summer days like the tastiness of a devilled egg. Who doesn’t love devilled eggs? Little bites of egg salad in a handy edible container of egg. Egg stuffed with more egg = Awesome!
Hard to believe, but did you know that Jamie didn’t actually like devilled eggs when we started dating? I know, totally insane! We were at a family BBQ one summer, and my cousin had brought a huge tray of devilled eggs. My brother-in-law, Dwayne, and I were ecstatic. We both love devilled eggs, and between the two of us, we could likely polish off a few dozen. Jamie said he would try one, and from that moment on, he was hooked!
The great thing about devilled eggs is that you can add so many different flavours to them, but they all start with the same base. Hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise and paprika (well, Grandma always put paprika on any cold, mayonnaise based salad, so I figure this is a key ingredient!).
I know a lot of people who put onions, relish or pickles in their devilled eggs, but we like ours a bit on the spicy side, so I am sure it is no surprise to you that our eggs are flavoured with jalapeño pepper and Sriracha sauce (I sometimes wonder what I did before I discovered Sriracha sauce – I was definitely missing out!)
We made four eggs, but trust me when I say that I kind of wish we had made a few more 🙂
What is your favourite way to prepare devilled eggs?
- 4 hard boiled eggs – cooled
- 1 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 jalapeño pepper – seeds removed and finely diced
- 1/2 tsp Sriracha sauce
- Carefully remove the shells from your hard boiled eggs.
- Using a sharp knife, slice your eggs lengthwise. Remove the yolks from the egg whites.
- Mix together your yolks, mayonnaise, jalapeño pepper and Sriracha sauce.
- Using a small spoon, fill egg whites with yolk mixture.
- Sprinkle with paprika.
- Dig in (you may want to make a double batch 🙂