Easter is a wonderful time of year, and you can always count on a great meal with family or friends. And one of the most requested items for dinner at our house is deviled eggs.
In House Works, Chef Chris Leon joins us with some thoughts on how to make the perfect batch of deviled eggs for Easter.
Classic Deviled Eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon white vinegar or dill pickle juice
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Smoked Spanish paprika, for garnish
Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with enough water that there's 1 1/2 inches of water above the eggs. Heat on high until water begins to boil, then cover, turn the heat to low, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and leave covered for 14 minutes, then rinse under cold water continuously for 1 minute.
Crack egg shells and carefully peel under cool running water. Gently dry with paper towels. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise, removing yolks to a medium bowl, and placing the whites on a serving platter.
Mash the yolks into a fine crumble using a fork. Add mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper, and mix well.
Evenly disperse heaping teaspoons of the yolk mixture into the egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika and serve.