Thursday, May 4, 2017

Frugal Egg Recipes

Brown Eggs in White Ceramic Bowl

Deviled Eggs - 7 Easy Deviled Egg Recipes
By: Martha McKinnon

I am always amazed at the unwavering popularity of deviled eggs. While you may consider them old fashioned they are always one of the first things to disappear at a party, potluck, or picnic. And what's not to like? They are wholesome and delicious.

There are lots of recipes that call for fancy fillings and I have included a few here if you are in the fancy is better camp. Start with the basic recipe first. It is easy and delicious. For a bit more pizzaz, try one of the 6 variations below.

Basic Deviled Eggs Recipe

6 hard boiled eggs, peeled
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon mustard (grainy or Dijon)
1 teaspoon vinegar (of your choice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Paprika for sprinkling on top, if desired

Slice the eggs in half lengthwise. Scoop out the yellow yolks into a small bowl and mash them with a fork until they are smooth and paste like. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper and stir until blended and creamy. Taste and adjust seasonings to suit your tastes.

Divide the filling evenly into the hollows of the egg whites with a spoon heaping it slightly. Alternatively scoop the filling into a heavy-duty plastic bag. Press the filling into a corner of the bag and then snip off the corner and use it like a pastry bag to squeeze the mixture attractively into the hollows of the egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Serve on a platter.

More Deviled Egg Recipes

Prefer your deviled eggs with a little more pizzaz? Here are some creative ideas for adding interest to simple old fashioned deviled eggs.

With Anchovies and Basil - Add 6 finely chopped anchovy filets and 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh basil to the egg yolk mixture.

With Horseradish - Mix 1 to 2 teaspoon(s) prepared horseradish into the egg yolk mixture.

With Olives - Omit mustard. Stir 1/4 cup finely chopped olives and 1/4 teaspoon curry powder into the egg yolk mixture.

With Shrimp & Dill - Stir 1/4 cup finely chopped cooked shrimp and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill into the egg yolk mixture.

Denver Style- Stir 1 tablespoon each of finely chopped red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and fully cooled ham into the egg yolk mixture.

Spicy- Omit salt and pepper. Stir 1/4 cup minced scallions, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon chile paste with garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon sugar into the egg yolk mixture.

Martha McKinnon is a health coach who believes that healthy eating and losing weight can be simple and delicious. She loves helping others who are struggling with losing weight and eating healthy lose weight and achieve their health goals by providing simple practical suggestions and ongoing guidance and support.

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