This morning I woke up (late!) and looked at my phone. I had a Facebook post from my friend Kim that mentioned deviled eggs. I don't know about you, but once I think about deviled eggs it's hard to think about anything else. I tried to satisfy the craving by making a soft boiled egg for breakfast. When my husband saw me boiling water for an egg he got all excited because he thought I was preparing to make deviled eggs. So, that was it. Time to make deviled eggs! The first step in making deviled eggs is boiling the eggs. The most foolproof method I have found is this. Put the eggs in a pan. Cover with cold water. Put on the stove and turn on the heat. Once the water boils (and I usually let it go for a minute or two), turn off the heat. Let the eggs cool in the water. Once cool, you can peel them. This method works the best of any I have found and yields eggs that are generally easy to peel. Once you have peeled the eggs, slice them in half and put the yolks in a bowl.
Put the whites on a plate. My mom got me this deviled egg plate a few years ago. Isn't it cute?
Okay, now here's the secret.
It's Duke's. Duke's is like no other mayonnaise you have ever tried or ever tasted. Once you have used Duke's, you really won't be able to eat any other kind of mayonnaise. It is not sold where we live - you have to get it down south. So, if you are heading to Florida for spring break, stop by a Piggly Wiggly and get some. You won't be sorry! You can also order Duke's online from their website, which is how we get it. Today I boiled seven eggs, hoping to have twelve nice deviled eggs when I was finished. Add about 1/4 cup Duke's.
You will also need some vinegar, dry mustard, and paprika.
Add about 1 tablespoon of vinegar and about 1/2 teaspoon of dry mustard. My friend Kim's cookbook also said that the secret to great deviled eggs is butter. I say it is Duke's, but I decided to try some butter this time as well.
I put about a tablespoon in the microwave to soften it and then stirred it in to the egg mixture. Once it is smooth you can drop it by spoonfuls into the egg whites. Sprinkle with a little paprika.