I’m in Germany right now and it’s so wonderful to be here: I’m cuddling my baby nephew all the time, I am conquering my mom’s apartment, I will have coffee and cake with my grandma and grandpa, I already cooked for my in-laws and enjoyed a wellness weekend with my girls. In addition, I’m eating my way through the German spring and by now I can check white asparagus and strawberry sponge cake off the list. Both have been super tasty!
However, my to-eat list still has some open spots. Among other things, I would really love to have some of my grannies legendary, stuffed eggs. For this delicious, savory treat, she halves hard-boiled eggs, mixes the yolks with ingredients such as mustard and mayonnaise and fills the mixture back into the egg whites. A hearty snack none of our family celebrations take place without.
Interestingly, stuffed eggs are quite common. You can find them in France, Russia, Sweden, … Fortunately, there is an English or rather an American version, which is a popular starter in the South: Deviled Eggs. The name Deviled Eggs dates back to UK in the 18th century. During those times the people called their food “deviled” when they seasoned it with spicy ingredients like mustard or pepper.
Isn’t it great when something outlasts the time?!? Every time I see Deviled Eggs on a menu in Tennessee, it cheers me up. On the one hand just because of the name and on the other hand because it reminds me of my granny.
And now, I’ll call her and ask her if I can come over for some German stuffed eggs tomorrow. If you are craving some as well, just let the following recipe guide you to this delicious treat. Enjoy, y’all!
makes 2 servings
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp mayonnaise
½ tsp paprika powder
1 cayenne pepper
Salt + pepper
Cook the eggs for 10 minutes. Quench with cold water and allow to cool briefly. Peel eggs (careful: hot!).
Halve the eggs with a sharp knife. Salt the egg whites and set aside. Combine the yolks with all other ingredients and mix with a fork until you have a homogeneous mass.
Fill the egg white halves with the egg yolk mixture and arrange on a plate. Garnish with paprika powder.
How to make Deviled Eggs
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- ½ tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp mayonnaise
- ½ tsp paprika powder
- 1 cayenne pepper
- Salt + pepper
- Step 1 Cook the eggs for 10 minutes. Quench with cold water and allow to cool briefly. Peel eggs (careful: hot!).
- Step 2 Halve the eggs with a sharp knife. Salt the egg whites and set aside. Combine the yolks with all other ingredients and mix with a fork until you have a homogeneous mass.
- Step 3 Fill the egg white halves with the egg yolk mixture and arrange on a plate. Garnish with paprika powder.