Tis’ the season to be cooking and baking!!!!
With the holidays coming around the corner, a little inspiration kicked in and brought out the chef in me. During Christmas season, FOOD is the only thing I truly look forward to each year. This is the only time of the year wherein I let go myself, indulge with the food, and forget about the calories.
Tonight, I want to share with you a nostalgic recipe that has always been a part of my family’s holidays or special occasions. My grandma’s specialty are her delicious, creamy and savoury deviled eggs! Each time she makes deviled eggs, the fat kid inside me can put away about 8 FULL eggs by myself… yeah, it is THAT GOOD!!!
This BASIC recipe is inspired by her with a little Dezleigh-twist to it.
-Lemon & pepper seasoning
1.) Boil your eggs. You want perfectly hard boiled eggs, so I recommend letting it sit and cook thoroughly for about 10-15 minutes on high heat.
2.) Drain the water, and let your hard boiled eggs sit in ice for about 5 minutes to cool down.
3.) Peel the shell off your eggs and cut each egg in half.
4.) Using a spoon, scoop out the yolk (yellow part) and place the yolk in a separate bowl. Place the white part aside for now.
5.) Grab a spoon, and scoop 2 spoonful of mayonnaise (This is so hard to measure, so I tried to take pictures of how much mayo I normally put – note: you can totally add more or less mayo into your yolk mixture. Just start off slow and add as you go – just avoid putting TOO MUCH mayo because this will effect the consistency of the mixture being too runny/too wet and hard to pipe on)
6.) Season your yolk mixture. Just do a pinch of each seasoning listed above (no greater than 1/8 teaspoon is what I recommend). Then BLEND AWAY, until a creamy and rich texture has been achieved (you can use a hand mixer or just a regular fork will do the trick too).
7.) Pipe the yolk mixture on your hard boiled egg whites. Sprinkle some paprika on top for decor and taste – AND BOOOOOM: YOU’RE DONE!!!
This recipe is actually super, super basic!
You can totally get more creative with your deviled eggs by adding some bacon bits or trying different seasonings. It’s really up to you and your taste buds!
Mary Dezleigh Teodosio