Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Spicy Deviled Eggs

Let's talk about comfort zones. Let's focus on how you always make certain dishes the same way and never ever deviate. Or maybe how you've hung onto your Peter Frampton hair style for 20 plus years.

Of course by "you," I mean me. And before you send an emergency makeover crew to my house, please know that I've ditched the Frampton hair do.... but I still own the "I Love Lucy" dress.

Anyway, deviled eggs are sacred ground to me. Mayonnaise, mustard, a little vinegar, a little sugar, and some salt and pepper. That's it. Don't be screwing with perfection. It shook my nerves and it rattled my brain to try this newfangled way of making deviled eggs, but I did it. And next week when I visit my therapist, I'll receive accolades on my ability to change things up a bit. Baby steps folks, it's all about baby steps...LOL

Spicy Deviled Eggs (from a Kroger flyer, no less)

12 hard cooked eggs
1 packet ranch salad dressing mix
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 TBSP sweet pickle relish
1/4 cup mayonnaise (I used reduced fat)
1/4 cup bottled ranch salad dressing (I used Hidden Valley Light Ranch Dressing)
1 tsp prepared yellow mustard

Peel hard boiled eggs and slice in half. Place yolks in a small bowl and mash with a fork into a grainy consistency.

In another small bowl combine remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth. Add about a third of the dressing to the egg yolks and stir until creamy and combined well. Add enough of the remaining dressing to reach the desired consistency you like your deviled eggs to be.

Spoon or pipe into egg whites. Garnish with chives, dill sprigs and paprika if desired

18 comments:

Sue Sparks said...

You are FAR MORE adventurous than I am! I still make deviled eggs by adding mayonnaise(ONLY!) to chopped hard boiled eggs:) My husband would probably loves your version!
BTW, I think I had that same hairdo:)

Karen said...

I like the sound of spicy! I avoid making deviled eggs only because I hate to peel boiled eggs, especially if I get one of those shells that just refuses to come off except in 10,000 little pieces!!

Amanda said...

OMG you are so hilarious! The eggs look pretty rockin'!

Ms. Meanie said...

Haha! I am totally loving that picture of you. The hair is the best part too. :) BTW, the eggs look AMAZING. I love the piping you did for them. I need to learn your tricks because I am awful and piping things.

Haden News said...

Your deviled eggs sound Eggcellent!!

Moogie said...

Mags... having another birthday has brought out the spicy adventurous woman. Welcome back.

Julie said...

Beautiful! I these sound delicious. Unfortunately hubby doesn't like deviled eggs...

I had the same hairdo, although mine had a touch of the Farrah Fawcet flip.

Hope the BD and vaca were wonderful.

Jane said...

Just never know what little gem you might find on something as seemingly insignificant as a grocery store flier! Though I am not a fan of deviled eggs, I must say yours look very tasty, and your photos are beautiful. As for your Peter Frampton hairdo (of yesteryear, that is--duly noted!), I applaud your courage for revealing it to us. You are a brave gal, Mags!

:) Jane

Lyndsey said...

You crack me up! :D Didn't we all go through a "stage"? Your deviled eggs are gorgeous. I like them every which way, but not with vinegar and sugar.:P I like your spicy version!

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

I think its cute you got all "Jerry Lewis" over deviled eggs. I would never admit to anyone that I do the same thing. ;) he he.

stephchows said...

lol rock that hairstyle girl!! (but am loving your current picture one more :) ) mmmm deviled eggs are such such HOME food, I agree with the stick to the norm... but your version sure does look tasty!

June said...

Wow - I'll be makin' these by the dozens. They look divine and we love 'em spicy! BTW, love the dress, Lucy!

Nanan said...

You know what is the only thing better than a deviled egg? A Deviled Yard Egg!!!! Your photos are stunning!

Anonymous said...

Mmm, those are the perfect deviled eggs. I shall take one...

Barbara @ moderncomfortfood said...

You could be describing me here. I've also been taking a walk on the wild side of deviled eggs lately, something I've always made in exactly the same conservative (mayo and mustard) way. Gulp! What next: platinum hair, red lipstick...? Love your heated up version of this classic summer appetizer.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

These look pretty good... I would have a hard time deviating from my mom's deviled egg recipe, though. You are braver than I!

angela@spinachtiger said...

You have made these look quite beautiful. But, the ingredients didn't look so good. I think I like your originals the best. Love the I Love Lucy dress.

Anonymous said...

I love this recipe - so good and so different! Instead of pickle relish, I use a dash of vinegar and 1/4 of a small finely chopped onion.