Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Nana's Perfect Deviled Eggs (How to make pretty designs with no piping involved)

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Out of this world...

What picnic or outdoor activity is complete without deviled eggs, right?  Especially now in the middle of summer!  That being said, I rarely, I mean rarely make them.  Even though my family absolutely adores them.  Especially my son, one daughter and husband.  I tell you, if I let them, they would eat all dozen by themselves and then look at me with guilty expressions as I give them, "are you kidding me" look.  I rarely make them because quite honestly, I have never found "that" perfect recipe, does that make sense?  The deviled eggs I have made in the past are either too sweet, too chunky (with additions of bacon or pickles what have you) or too mustardy, (is that a word).  Alas, I think you know what I'm talking about.  Till this recipe came into my hot little hands.  

Now I have to give you a little background regarding this recipe. This recipe, or actually the ingredients for this recipe were provided to a small group of friends by our very good friend Kim.   Kim's Nana always made these deviled eggs and was constantly being asked to make them.  Unfortunately Nana did not write down the recipe and Nana recently left this world for a ...better one!!
Kim came into our intimate close group and asked 3 of us in the group that are, well "foodies" for a lack of a better word, if we can recreate the recipe by measurement because Kim knew what the ingredients were that Nana used, but couldn't replicate without measurements.  


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The first one to step up to the plate in our group was our good friend Mela.  She recreated the recipe with measurements.  I followed Mela's lead and added a couple of extra ingredients that Kim had mentioned...

What transpired my friends was THE PERFECT DEVILED EGG!!  I am not joking with you, I am not trying to pull your leg in any way...
These are the creamiest, a toss between sweet & savory decadent deviled eggs I have ever tasted!! They are absolutely perfect!!  I can now provide my deviled egg eating family these eggs all the time, because not only are they absolutely amazing, they are a snap to make.  Thank you so much Nana!! ♥


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I have a tip to share with you as well, so make sure you read all the way through.

Ready for the recipe?  Here we go;

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 23 minutes (include waiting time for eggs)
Yield: 12 egg halves

Ingredients:
6 large eggs
1-1/2 tbsp Kraft Sandwich Spread
1-1/2 tbsp your favorite mayonnaise
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
Good pinch of Cayenne pepper
Good pinch of Kosher salt
Smoked paprika for garnish (awesome, please don't omit)

Directions:
-Place eggs and enough water to cover along with a pinch of salt and bring to a rolling boil.  Once the water has reached a rolling boil, boil for approximately 3 minutes.  Cover, turn off heat and let sit for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, drain hot water, and immediately run cold water over it till the water is no longer warm.  This will ensure you do not have those black ring line thingies around the egg yolk.  I know!! I'm a plethora of information I say!

-Crack and peel your eggs, making sure there is no egg shells and set aside.

-Using a small bowl, slice your eggs in half and remove egg yolk.  Mash thoroughly with a fork.

-Add your vinegar and Dijon mustard, continue mashing and smashing the egg yolks.

-Add your Cayenne pepper, salt, then add in your Kraft sandwich spread.  Continue smashing and mixing.

This is what the Kraft sandwich spread looks like, it's a magical ingredient trust me!!




-Add in your mayonnaise and continue smashing and incorporating till thoroughly mixed.  Taste... taste again!!  I know!!!  Okay, okay, one more taste test!

-Divide and fill your egg halfs with the mixture liberally.  


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TIP:  I love my eggs to be uniform and pretty, well because we eat with our eyes first right?  I know!  That being said, I cannot be bothered to pastry bag them in.  No seriously, I hate washing those darned tips.  My fingers are too fat even though I might use a plastic bag and then I have to get the bottle washer out and...
So, I came up with an amazing tip that requires only a toothpick. Yes, yes, a toothpick!!  What you do is after you fill your egg halves, then take a toothpick and gently start to swirl in a circular motion.  This will level and create a circle diameter around your egg halves.  They look so pretty and all you have to do is throw away the toothpick!!  I know, I know...


So my friends, Nana's recipe is perfection incarnate!!  You will never have to keep searching for yet another deviled egg recipe, because seriously??  This is the perfect deviled egg!!


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Nana's love of cooking will be in my kitchen, my kids kitchens and I know your kitchen as well for many more years to come!  We love you Nana!! ♥♥♥

Till next time!!

Dishin with Didi

26 comments :

  1. They are so pretty and such a neat tip to use the toothpick, thanks sure will give it a whirl next time in my kitchen

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  2. Yummy delish Dedes. I will eat all six eggs and not share!

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    1. Kim, your Nana's recipe will live in "my household my sweetheart" for many more generations...
      I can't thank YOU AND NANA enough!!! ♥♥♥♥

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  4. Gotta try!!!!! Just pinned this!! Thanks for the toothpick tip, also!!!! YUM!!!!!

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    1. Thank you for pinning. These are delicious my friend!

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  5. Yummy!!! I love deviled eggs...definitely trying this recipe!!! Thanks Kim, for sharing Nana with all of us!! ♥

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  6. I love deviled eggs Didi and these certainly look right up my alley!

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  7. Can't wait to try these. Put the egg yolk mix in a zip lock sandwich bag with a little of one corner cut off and squeeze into whites then just through the bag away. nothing to clean.

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  8. These look delicious Didi as saw these via Patty Pinned

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    1. Hello and welcome Joanne!! I hope you try them, they are little gems!!

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  9. So the Kraft sandwich spread pulls it all together. Great recipe and looking forward to trying them.

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    1. Yes my friend Patty, this is the magic ingredients!!

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  10. What a great post Sweet Didi! I feel like I'm right there in your kitchen with you making Nana's Deviled Eggs! Happy Easter!

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  11. Pretty eggs Didi! I love the toothpick tip! I will for sure be trying this!

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  12. A toothpick!!!!! Genius!!!!! Love the recipe, too ..... I always liked the Kraft sandwich spread .... have to try this for my next picnic! Thanks for sharing Didi!!!

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    1. Thank you for visiting my sweet friend Susan!!

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  13. Such a great detailed post, Didi. Think seriously about publishing a book. I love the way you write, so simply and from the heart. Happy Easter my friend.

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    1. Thank you so much my sweet friend! ♥

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