Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Deviled Eggs-Done Two Ways

My family loves eggs. We like them boiled, scrambled, fried, poached, you name it. My son once woke me up at three in the morning asking for eggs, I think you get the picture. So come Easter time, it's never been tough for us to finish off the two dozen or more eggs that we dye every year, especially knowing that we are going to "Devil" them, or whatever that particular verb might be!

I don't know how deviled eggs got their name, but I do know that can eat about twelve in one sitting! I'm pretty picky about how they are made too, lots of mustard, horseradish, flavor galore. But this year I took a leap of faith and tried a few recipes from this book.

My parents, knowing of my love for deviled eggs, got this for me a few years ago. The first type I tried were the "Pesty Devils" which had pesto and sundried tomatoes in them. They were wonderful, and if you are a pesto fan, you will definitely love them. They are also very easy and require only a few ingredients. The sundried tomatoes aren't essential, but they sure do add a wonderful sweet chewiness.

Pesty Devils
Deviled Eggs

Ingredients

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon drained and chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
6 hard cooked eggs, peeled, cut in half, and yolks mashed in a bowl
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons prepared pesto
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. Gently press the sun-dried tomatoes between several layers of paper towel to remove excess oil.

2. Combine to thoroughly mashed yolks with the sour cream and pesto. Stir in the sun-dried tomatoes and garlic powder. Taste, then season with salt and pepper.

3. Fill the whites evenly with the mixture and garish each egg half with a little dab of pesto.

The second eggs I made were the Tex-Mex Diablos. I loved these for their southwestern taste and the sweet crunch of the corn. It has your classic tex-mex flavors like cumin and chili powder, with the heat of cayenne, delicious! I'm tempted to make this whole thing into an egg salad and wrap it in a tortilla for something really different!


Tex-Mex Diablos
Deviled Eggs


Ingredients

6 hard cooked eggs, peeled, cut in half, and yolks mashed in a bowl
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons corn kernels, drained well
2 teaspoons hot chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoon canned chopped green chiles, drained well
2 teaspoons shredded Monterey Jack, shredded (I didn't use this)
salt and pepper

Directions

1. Combine the thoroughly mashed yolks with the sour cream. Stir in the corn, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne, chiles, and Moneterey Jack. Taste, then season with salt and pepper.

2. Fill the whites evenly with the mixture and garnish each egg half with shredded cheese.



How do you like your eggs?

30 comments:

Pam said...

They all look delicious! I've always made them the traditional way and will have to give these two a try! Thanks for the idea! Love 'em!

Pam said...

Lucky! My kids won't eat eggs, especially my daughter. These deviled eggs look fabulous - yum.

My favorite way to eat eggs is steamed over easy or poached... mmmmm.

Kim said...

I love both of these variations. I have to confess that I think the tex mex would be my favorite. Your idea to make it into an egg salad and wrap it in a tortilla sounds awesome:D

I'm getting ready to post about deviled eggs too!

A Year on the Grill said...

I must go hunt this book down... ever considered a cook through challenge for the book

Melody said...

Yummy! I stick to the traditional deviled eggs because that is how my son likes them. I think that those tex-mex eggs would be my fav.

Joanne said...

I love eggs as well...sunny side up, poached, in omelets...you name it. I love it.

All of these variations are so interesting! I love the pesto ones.

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never made these, and I really should.

Sook said...

I love deviled eggs! I just had some for Easter on Sunday. Mmm your recipes look fab!

Kathy said...

I am a huge deviled egg lover too! I usually just like the traditional, classic kind but one year a friend made some with honey mustard and miracle whip and they were the bomb!!! One year I made some with cheddar and bacon and I hated it!!!

Ingrid said...

I'm not too crazy about eggs. The rest of my family is but because I'm not fond of them I generally don't make them. Mean mommy. :)
~ingrid

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love pesto! I have to try those pesty deviled eggs

Krista said...

We love deviled eggs too! I had no idea there was a whole book dedicated to this "delicacy". I need to try one or both of these recipes and mix it up! I know that we'd love em'. Thanks for posting this!

theUngourmet said...

I was just watching Unwrapped and the subject was eggs. Apparently, the Japanese eat 6.5 eggs per week on average. I eat at least that many. I must get a hold of that book! Love the Pesty Egg recipe and your photos are awesome!

Kathleen said...

Teresa, these both sound delicious! I love deviled eggs!

Coleen's Recipes said...

There must be something in the air about tweaking deviled eggs this year because I did for the first time ever (we love traditional deviled eggs) but I made bacon and cheddar deviled eggs. Both of yours look excellent, I think I'll go for the spicey one first.

Megan said...

We love deviled ehggs in this family and the pesto ones sound good. They would have been perfect for St. Patty's Day being green and all. Stumbled it!

Diana's Cocina said...

I enjoy both. I think the tex mex would be my fav. Sounds yummy.

Kristen said...

I love deviled eggs - I make mine with a hint of curry - these look delish!

Michelle said...

Wait a minute I am counting....

Let's see 1, 2, 3-4, 5-6 and now 7, yep I've seen 7 recipes for Deviled Eggs today and I want to try every single one of them!

Debbie said...

My husband's favorite appetizer and both of yours look great!

Erica said...

Eggs are delicious! I love the tex mex version because I'm all for a little kick :) I love your goal for 5 years from now! That rocks

Chow and Chatter said...

looks yummy my daughter just started to like eggs we are happy about it

Burp and Slurp~! said...

Oooh....I've never really tired deviled eggs before...I think I'll serve this to my bible group sometime! Yum!

Barbara Bakes said...

I'm not really a deviled egg girl, but these variations sound like something I'd love.

Elizabeth and Jared said...

These are so impressive. the insides are so creamy! i want one!

Erica T said...

These Deviled Eggs look great! I will have to give them a go next time I make them!

Leslie said...

mmm.I can tear up some deviled eggs...but the gas..oh the gas! Oh my that was TMI!

Lynn said...

Yum, I must try those pesty eggs. We are huge pesto fans around here, and also still have LOTS of dried tomatoes left from last year's garden :) Great idea -- thanks for passing it on.

Lynn said...

I made the pesto/sun-dried tomatoes last night. Mmmm, they were good. Sad thing is how many I ate. But we just won't talk about that :)

Lynn said...

Oops, eggs. I meant to say I made the pesto/tomato eggs last night.