Now that Easter has been and gone, what are you going to do with all those boiled eggs you and the kids had such a good time dyeing? You’re not going to just throw them away, are you? STOP RIGHT THERE!
The sun is shining – at least it’s shining here – and even if it’s not shining where you are, just wait and it will be. And when the sun is shining and the weather is springtime-warm, what does that mean?
It’s cookout time, that ‘s what it means. And where there’s a cooking, there are deviled eggs. What better use can you put them, than to use your Easter eggs as a delicious side dish for your first – or one of your first – outdoor barbecue? Devilled eggs go with everything!
So peel the lovely colors off your Easter eggs and cut each egg in half, longwise. Spoon out the yellow insides into a mixing bowl, and arrange the empty white halves on a pretty platter.
With a large spoon, crush and crumble the egg yolks into almost a powder. A few lumps are okay, but not too many. Assuming we started with a dozen dyed eggs, we now have 24 halves in the platter, right? Math.
To the mashed yolks, add three tablespoons mayonnaise (okay, you can use Miracle Whip too. . . .) and a teaspoon of yellow mustard. Mix all this together thoroughly, and add three tablespoons Texas Pepper Jelly’s Pineapple Habanero pepper jelly. Again, mix it up.
With a spoon, fill each empty egg half. If you prefer to be all fancy, put the filling in a piping bag and swirl the filling in. If you long to be fancy but do not own a piping bag, you can get the same effect if you use a baggie and cut a tiny corner off the bottom. Anyway.
Once you’re filled all the egg halves, sprinkle them with paprika, cover, and keep them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat them.
I have no desire to be fancy, nor do I own a piping bag, so my devilled eggs are delicious but not suitable-looking for House Beautiful magazine.
Once you add the pepper jelly, your yolk mixture will be just a little bit lumpy, but the lumps will be pieces of pineapple so don’t worry, it’s all yummy.
Really, really yummy.