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posted by [personal profile] cathyr19355 at 09:57pm on 30/05/2009 under
Today, in the course of grocery shopping, I picked up a dozen hard-boiled, shelled eggs. On impulse, I decided to try out a recipe I've had for years and never tried. For that matter, I've never made deviled eggs before, using any recipe.

Unsurprisingly, the pre-packaged hard-boiled eggs I got from the supermarket were kind of hard, so it was a bit of a challenge to get the yolks out of the whites, but I managed. Then, I mashed the yolks together with mayonnaise (Hellemann's, which like many folk [livejournal.com profile] esrblog considers a kind of gold standard for mayonnaise), Dijon mustard (Grey Poupon, ditto), and chopped chives. After that I added hot sauce (Tabasco, and Tropical Pepper Company's Trinadad Mustard Sauce, a favorite of mine). The resulting mixture was creamy (except for the chive-y lumps) and a bit runny, but very tasty and not as hot as one would expect, given the quantity of hot sauce I used. I suspect that the mayonnaise helped in that regard.

Normal people (read: people with little or no tolerance for hot pepper) sometimes dust their deviled eggs with paprika. [livejournal.com profile] esrblog wanted me to use habanero powder, but I had none on hand. So I used chipotle powder instead.

Since I made these eggs *after* having dinner, and had to do a fair bit of tasting to make them, I only had one egg after I finished, and I'm *very* full now. I'm not sorry I made them, though; it was a fun experiment, and now we have 23 deviled-egg halves to enjoy.

If I'd made these eggs for normal people I'd have probably left out the hot sauce and sprinkled them with sweet paprika. They were tasty with just the mustard, even before I'd added the hot sauce. However, these are mostly for [livejournal.com profile] esrblog and myself, and he's often wanted eggs that were truly devilish, i.e., hot. So far (he's had two already) these seem to fill the bill.
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