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How Do You Devil Eggs?

By Rachelle Bowden in Food on Apr 7, 2007 7:39PM


Chicagoist isn't really big on celebrating Easter, usually Easter is just another Sunday for us. But this year it falls on the same weekend as two of our family member's birthdays, so celebration is in order. In preparation for tomorrow's party, we prepared a kind of traditional Easter dish, deviled eggs. But let's be honest. We'd eat the shit out of these things any day of the year! They're so good.

The problem was that we haven't made deviled eggs in years. We knew that mayo and mustard were involved, as well as paprika on the top, if you're a traditionalist, but other than that, we weren't sure. If you research how to make deviled eggs online, you'll quickly learn that everyone has their own opinion on what should be in them. Curry? Pickle relish? Lump crab meat? Do you get fancy with lemon pepper or herbs or make them spicy? How about adding some sour cream & chives? There's even a site called that has several recipes and goes through detailed steps on how to boil and egg, how to crack and peel them, how to fill them, etc. Not only that, but we found a book on Amazon with 50 different deviled egg recipes. It's exhausting! In the end we went with something more traditional. But we were wondering, how do you devil your eggs?