Loaded Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a classic recipe and perfect for the holidays, Easter, potlucks, parties and other gatherings.

My best deviled eggs recipe is a combination of a few simple ingredients including hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. That’s it. Along with a little sprinkle of paprika that extra pop of flavor.

Deviled eggs win as a healthy snacks or appetizer. They’re easy to make, only have a handful of ingredients and most people love them.

I’ve loved them for years, but it wasn’t until recently that I asked the question that had long been rolling around in my brain – “why are deviled eggs called that?”

So I Googled it. And here’s the response from Wikipedia: The term “deviled”, in reference to food, was in use in the 18th century with the first known print reference appearing in 1786. In the 19th century, it came to be used most often with spicy or zesty food, including eggs prepared with mustard, pepper or other ingredients stuffed in the yolk cavity.

Ah, makes sense. And now you can rest assured that there’s nothing truly sinister about deviled eggs!

large eggs (hard-boiled, cooled & halved)
6 slices bacon (cooked crisp & crumbled)
2 teaspoons fresh chives
2 teaspoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons finely shredded mild cheddar cheese
1⁄4 cup sour cream or 1⁄4 cup buttermilk
paprika

DIRECTIONS
Transfer egg yolks from halves to mixing bowl & combine with remaining ingredients.
Add the sour cream or buttermilk last & use more as needed to reach desired smoothness.
Spoon yolk mixture into halves. The bulk will have grown substantially, so pile it high & “dust” with a sprinkle of paprika.

Credit: 99easyrecipes

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