Decked Out Deviled Eggs

By: Chef Carrie Walters | Culinary Director
On: February 17, 2016

Hard-boiled eggs are one of the world’s most perfect foods—simple, compact, and good for you. Deviled eggs elevate them into a perfectly sized appetizer that isn’t hard to make. The standard deviled egg doesn’t need much—just a little mayo, mustard, and salt and paper to taste mixed into the yolks. But if you are looking to make your deviled eggs truly egg-tastic, well, keep reading.

But first, let’s go back to the basics. A good, fool-proof way to make a hard-boiled egg is to cover the cold eggs with cold water and bring to a boil. Then, remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 10-12 minutes. The whites will be cooked and the yolks will be set but still creamy. In a hurry? Get them pre-boiled at our DLM Salad Bar, the Grab & Go case, and in Dairy (try Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs). Or, find pre-made DLM Deviled Eggs, which continue to be a best-seller since their debut more than 25 years ago. They have a classic taste with a touch of sweetness and are garnished with paprika.

But if you are looking to add a little oomph to your next deviled egg tray, there are so many delicious and albeit trendy ways to do just that. Here are a couple of my favorite ways to deck out your deviled eggs. They all start with the most basic deviled egg recipe, but add to it a unique twist. With each of these flavor combinations, add the ingredients to your standard egg base. Then, garnish the top of each egg to really tantalize the taste buds.

6 Ways to Deck Out Your Deviled Eggs

1. Smoked Trout Smoked trout, DLM Pure Horseradish, fresh dill

2. Pimento Cheese DLM Pimento Cheese Spread, stuffed green olive, pickled okra

3. Bacon Kimchee DLM Uncured Bacon, kimchee, fresh mint

4. Everything Bagel Cream cheese, scallions, smoked salmon, King Arthur Everything Bagel Topping

5. Green Goddess Avocado, DLM Classic Dijon Mustard, chopped fresh herbs

6. Buffalo Style Hot sauce, blue cheese, sour cream, celery

Basic Deviled Egg Recipe (Makes 12)

6 hard-boiled eggs
2 Tbsp mayo
1-2 tsp DLM Mustard to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

Peel the eggs and slice in half lengthwise. Remove yolks into a bowl. Mash with a fork and mix in the mayo and mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste. (Add to it the ingredients of these featured combos if you wish.) Spoon or pipe yolk mixture back into egg white halves.

allergens: eggs, soy