Saturday, June 7, 2014

Bring a Plate: Deviled Eggs

Our street had it's annual "before summer holiday" pot luck BBQ last night.  We were fortunate yet again to luck out on the weather and had a beautiful night....and a bonfire till quite late.    Unfortunately those of us organizing did not realize that we'd over lapped the date with our high school we were missing a few of the regular families.  However, we had quite a few new additions to the neighbourhood who took the opportunity to come out and meet the what looked initially as it might be a poor turn out....turned out to be just right.  
I love bringing deviled eggs to pot luck get togethers!  They seem to be a forgotten food...yet nearly everyone likes them and they are generally pretty kid friendly.  Top that off with the fact that you need next to nothing to make the DH will eat them..(no carbs) and they are a win win.  They are so very versatile....sometimes I use a bit of curry powder rather than the dry with bacon and guacamole....or chutney......or chopped olives.....or get the idea:)

Deviled Eggs

6 hard boiled eggs, split and yolks removed and set aside
3 Tbsp salad dressing, like miracle whip
1/4 tsp dry mustard powder
pinch of salt
black pepper
smoked paprika, for garnish
chives or onion greens, for garnish

Once eggs have been peeled, and split....take the collect yolks and mash them with a fork to remove most of the lumps.  Add salad dressing, mustard powder and salt.  Mix until fairly smooth....adding more salad dressing if needed.  Spoon yolk mixture into empty egg halves or transfer the mixture to a piping bag and pipe into the empty egg halves.  I love disposable piping bags for this:)  Sprinkle with a grind of black pepper and a wee bit of paprika and some chopped chives...if you've got them. The recipe is easily doubled.

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