By: Jennifer Murray

The Incredible Edible{Deviled} Egg

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Easter season is upon us, and it’s time to start preparing for all of those yummy holiday dinners.  Easter is such a meaningful celebration to us as a family – rebirth, renewal, forgiveness, hope! We traditionally spend Easter with our families and our church family – attending Good Friday, Not-So-Early Sunrise, a pitch-in breakfast, and family dinner.

One of my favorite Easter foods over the years has been Deviled Eggs.  My mom’s are perfection.  Like most of our mom’s it involves a non-written recipe of a little dab of this and that. Egg yolks, mustard, sugar, salt, mayo, and vinegar are the ingredients. However, I haven’t quite mastered hers yet, so I found settled on a close 2nd place recipe a few years back. 

Incredible Edible Deviled Eggs

Ingredients:

  • 12 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/3-2/3 c mayo
  • 4 T mustard
  • 4 T sweet pickle relish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 t Tabasco sauce
  • paprika to garnish

Directions:

Peel hard boiled eggs and cut in half lengthwise. Remove and mash yolks in a medium sized bowl.  Add 1/3 c of mayo, mustard, relish, salt and pepper, and Tabasco and mix well.  Be sure that the texture of the mixture is firm enough to pipe with a pastry bag or spoon into egg halves. Add additional 1/3 mayo if needed or additional mustard if needed.  Fill egg halves and sprinkle tops with paprika.

Here are a few “new to me” recipes I’d love to try this Easter season…

  • Empty Tomb Crescent Rolls – I love how this recipe walks through the message of Easter and I think the boys would love making them together! (Thanks, Rachel, for passing this along!)
  • Candied Edible Flowers – Jenny B, a fellow quad mama who is “super baker” sent me this recipe.  They are almost too perfect to eat!
  • Homemade Marshmallow Peeps – How adorable are these?  Seriously.
  • Paula Dean’s Holiday Glazed Ham – Confession – I’ve never made a ham. Perhaps this will be the year!  You can’t go wrong with Paula for holiday dinners!

I also put together an easy Easter Brunch Menu on Foodily in just a few minutes.

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Easter Brunch: Carrot Cake Muffins with Cinnamon Glaze, Frozen Fruit Cups, Baked French Toast Casserole, Brown-Sugar Bacon, and Chocolate Croissants.

Now that’s what I’m talking about!

What are your favorite Easter menu items?  Do you do brunch/dinner?  Ham? Lamb?  I’d love to hear about it!

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Foodily and Clever Girls Collective have asked me to be a Foodily Ambassador as they launch this site.  They have sponsored my efforts in testing the site, providing feedback and recipes, and sharing this awesome resource with you!

This post is linked to Incourage ‘s Special Easter Traditions Link Up.

9 Responses to “The Incredible Edible{Deviled} Egg”

  1. Lana
    March 31, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    I have Easter here this year and am mulling over what to serve about 28 people. I think it will be ham and a couple roasted turkey breasts, veggies of some sort, deviled eggs ( I think our moms use the same unwritten recipe), rolls, and a dessert just in case no one has had their fill of sweets!

    The biggest trick to deviled eggs, in my humble opinion, is getting them to come out of the shell in one piece. I have heard so many different methods for this: use older eggs, put vinegar, salt, or something in the water, bring them to a boil them turn the burner off and let them set X minutes. Hey maybe I should do a blog soon and ask everyone how they do it??? 🙂

    • QuatroMama
      April 1, 2011 at 9:46 am #

      So true! Let me know if you write that blog post, Lana! Great idea!

  2. AmazingGreis
    March 31, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    I love deviled eggs. I need a good recipe and will definitely be trying this one. Yaye!

    • QuatroMama
      April 1, 2011 at 9:45 am #

      Yay! Now if only we lived closer and could share! =)

  3. Amy
    March 31, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    The only thing at Easter that I love more than deviled eggs is Peeps. I wonder if the homemade ones taste better slightly stale like the real Peeps do?

    • QuatroMama
      April 1, 2011 at 9:45 am #

      Funny. I guess we’ll just have to make them and find out! =)

  4. Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife}
    April 8, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    I love deviled eggs. Those look DIVINE!

  5. Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING
    April 12, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    We would LOVE for you to come on over and link up this recipe! GREAT Egg Dish and it’s perfect…. for THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS. Our theme is “EGG DISHES” we hope to see you there! 🙂

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/04/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-24-egg.html

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