Deviled Eggs..........Retro?



We were watching "Unwrapped" on the Food Network the other night and they were featuring "Retro Foods". It was fun to watch and we saw some candies and other old time treats. Then at the end of the show, they talked about a "Retro Cookbook" and did a glance inside. The first thing they talked about was Deviled Eggs. I was so surprised. Are Deviled eggs considered Retro?

I knew that people didn't make them nearly as much any more but, I make them on a regular basis. I don't think I am allowed to go to any family food get together without them!

Deviled eggs are so easy that it surprises me that people don't make them more. Of course, from what I have been told and have read in cookbooks, I do my eggs odd. So, here is my "Top Secret Retro Deviled Egg" Recipe.......

First of all I don't put my eggs in the pot of water until the water is boiling (see...number 1 'odd thing' I do). I boil them for about 7-8 minutes. I turn the stove off and leave the eggs there for a few more minutes. I do not like that "greenish" tint that so may boiled eggs get from over cooking and I rarely ever get that!

From stove to sink the pot of eggs go. I immediately turn on the cold water and let it run over the eggs as I start to peel them. They will peel very easily this way. I guess if I let my eggs get cold all the time and then tried to peel them, I wouldn't make Deviled Eggs very often either.

Then I let the eggs cool and dry after they have been rinsed off. Cut them length-wise, pop out the yolk. Mash up yolks and add equal parts Mayo and Miracle Whip. Always start with less so you can add more if you need to. I then add several tablespoons of really good Greek Dressing (this of course will depend on how many you are making). The Greek Dressing is my big Deviled Egg secret! LOL. I add black pepper and then scoop into egg whites. Sprinkle with either paprika or seasoning salt. Sometimes I chop of chives super fine and sprinkle those on top as well.

That's it. Super easy and oh so ....RETRO!! (LOL)

If I want to get all fancy schmancy I add a can of tiny shrimp or can of crab meat.

And don't forget, the cut egg whites make a nice little "bowl" for such things as deviled ham (I am SO SURE that has got to be classified as RETRO by now! LOL), crab salad, shrimp salad or stuffed with.........yup, another RETRO fav........Waldorf salad! Ohhhh....ahhhhhhh.....

So, grab your apron....


And your Melmac Melamine dishes......


Turn on the Hifi..........


And whip up some Retro goodness!

This post is linked to :


The ever fabulous Lisa at Blessed with Grace hosts "Tempt my Tummy Tuesday" along with her sister Lana (Lana has a mouth-watering Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Pie recipe....the picture alone is drool worthy!).

And


The awesome Jen at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam hosts the Tuesday linkup "Tasty Tuesday". Today she is asking for your best Domestic Diva tips. I'll be getting my notebook and pen ready to write down all the comments!




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6 comments :

  1. I think I must be retro, too, because we love deviled eggs. They are good with a slice of green olive, too.

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  2. Cute post! I sometimes add a little curry to my deviled eggs.

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  3. How funny! I love deviled eggs. I would love for you to join me at Diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com for Crock Pot Wednesday. It's easy, fun and economical! Come on over and check it out.

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  4. I LOVE deviled eggs -- and now I know how to make them!
    Thanks....Cass

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