There is nothing like serving deviled eggs as hors d’oeuvres at a cocktail party. It always bothered us that they were called “deviled”, though. It sounds like they should be evil somehow, and yet, they are so wholesome and delicious! Well, we decided it was high time to make our very own unwholesome version. Deviled egg, indeed!
First, hard boil the eggs: put the eggs in a pot of water, bring to boil, turn off heat, let sit for 10 min and immediately cool eggs in ice water. Tip: use older eggs and not fresh eggs to make peeling them easier.
Peel the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Scoop the yolks out into bowl and put the egg whites on a plate. Traditionally, the yolks are then mixed with mayonnaise or mustard and spooned back onto the egg whites. However, you can also mix the egg yolks with other, less wholesome ingredients. Here are some ideas!
-Crush a Cadbury Creme egg and mix with the cooked egg yolk!
-Mix the egg yolk with maple syrup, or yogurt, or peanut butter!
-Mix egg yolks with sri racha peas (which are like wasabi peas) and mayonnaise. Tip: first grind the sri racha peas to a powder in a coffee grinder.
-Not quite the level of unwholesome you were hoping to achieve? Mix Gatorade powder into the egg yolks and mayonnaise! Have you heard some people say that eggs are the perfect food because they contain everything needed to build a healthy chick? Now you can eat eggs with MORE ELECTROLYTES THAN YOUR BODY HAS ROOM FOR! We call this unwholesome creation the GatorEgg.
If you are like us, you are now thinking “what about alcohol?!” So, we tried mixing beer with the egg yolks, but the result was so foul that we couldn’t in good conscience add the mixture to any otherwise perfectly edible egg whites.
We then served the deviant deviled eggs to our enemies guests at our Eggstravaganza party.
Note that vegan deviled eggs (hummus in halved avocados) is a brilliant and wholesome idea. There were also some delicious and wholesome deviled eggs made by our friends Yelena and Diane. Theirs were yolks mixed with mayo, spinach, and crumbled bacon, and also yolks mixed with avocado and spicy sauce. Yum!
Beth: The peanut butter eggs were a little too dry. Used too much peanut butter, I think. Maple was good, yogurt was boring. Creme egg was great! Just like a Cadbury egg, but less overwhelmingly sweet. I liked the GatorEggs. Most other people didn’t. The sri racha eggs were quite good. The beer eggs were vile and should never have been tried.
Kristen: The thought of tasting another GatorEgg turns my stomach 😦
Yelena: I tried one of the GatorEggs accidentally, and it was vile.
Kim: The GatorEgg lured me in with its adorable name and then introduced me to a world of nausea I had never experienced before.
Alex: I thought the GatorEggs were pretty awesome.