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1 deviled eggs on romaine in tupperware a deviled egg yolk ingredients boiled yolks ready for filling on romaine c recipe for deviled eggs deviled egg filling two teaspoons deviled eggs mom's way

Deviled eggs: one tasty dish that I associate with the return of Spring.  I first remember eating them at my grandma’s house for Easter dinner, then as part of the potlucks during Memorial Day and Fourth of July cook-outs.  It never occurred to me why my deviled eggs never tasted like those that I remembered eating at family gatherings.  I had been following, what I thought were, fairly standard deviled egg recipes; they all included some sort of mustard.  It turns out that the deviled eggs I grew up to love only had three ingredients — eggs, sugar and “salad dressing” (a sprinkling of smoked paprika was my addition).  I learned this fact when I made deviled eggs with my mom this past Easter, her way.  She turned to her recipe box and pulled out an index card describing her mom’s recipe.  We laughed at the spelling of the title, and she told me, “I typed this recipe card the day before I left for college.”  Slightly sweet and simply egg-creamy.  Now I look back at these photos and think of the promise of Spring and the comforts of home.

A helpful resource: 5 Secrets to Perfectly Hard-Boiled Eggs – thank you, Design Mom.



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  1. lowmarg #
    June 4, 2014

    love it I can almost taste them

    • Amy #
      June 4, 2014

      Me too! I think I will have to make some this weekend.

  2. June 4, 2014

    Mmmm. I have never added sugar to mine! We are big fans of deviled eggs here so I’ll have to give that a try!

    • Amy #
      June 4, 2014

      I hope you like it — they are almost like a dessert :)

  3. June 4, 2014

    The recipe passed down in my family includes mustard and sweet relish, we really like that little bit of sweetness. I love how you incorporated the old recipe card into your post, so neat!

    • Amy #
      June 4, 2014

      Thanks, Shae! I will have to try it out with the sweet relish next time. Relish is another canned staple from my grandma :)

  4. June 7, 2014

    that’s a creative presentation! Much more appealing to the eyes and cheaper than one of those plastic deviled egg holders that you can buy at bed bath and beyond.

    • Amy #
      June 9, 2014

      Thank you, Dana! I believe romaine lettuce is less expensive and much tastier than those holders from BB&B :)

  5. June 8, 2014

    : don’t you ever make a delevided egg without bringing one to me.

    • Amy #
      June 9, 2014

      I promise to never make that mistake again.

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