How do you feel about deviled eggs? Yes or no?
The term “deviled” was originally used in the States back in the mid 1800’s and referred to any food that was spicy. Over time, and certainly after WWII, the spice was dropped and the eggs became ubiquitous and popular everywhere. But there are, of course, many different ways of both preparing and serving them.
They are an absolute staple of Southern cooking and entertaining!
Living in the South for the past nine years I have certainly served my share of deviled eggs…and now have started to look for the plates made to serve them. No, I am not looking to make a huge collection; a few fun and whimsical plates will do just fine.
When I spotted this cute plate at an antique store in Washington, N.C. a few days ago, I couldn’t resist!
How cute is this?
The next question might be: how do I like to make my eggs?
Split your eggs in half lengthwise (just in case you didn’t know this!)
I use Duke’s Mayonnaise: a Southern staple.
Mustard and sometimes chopped Cornichons.
Salt and pepper mixed in.
I always sprinkle some Paprika on the finished eggs. My Mother did it this way…so I do.
Cute, isn’t it?
I would also highly recommend that book shown in the top photo:
“Southern Appetizers: 60 Delectables for Gracious Get-Togethers”
It has so many great ideas for entertaining and just plain good eating!
I’m not a fan of deviled eggs but I love that plate! And guests do gobble them down (along with pigs in a blanket). Some things never change.
Ah, pigs in a blanket! Can’t stand those…. but yes, others seem to love them!
I’m not a fan of eggs in general. Omelets and occasional scrambled is as far as I go. I think I object to the smell the most – weird I know. I do make deviled eggs for family get togethers since my kids and grands love them.
You might be the first person I know who doesn’t like eggs! How inconvenient…we live on them! A good over-easy fried egg is my idea of heaven: with bacon, of course. I grew up with deviled eggs as my Mother made them often, esp. for long car trips. Did she know that mayo goes bad? Who knows…we all survived. That and then tomato sandwiches: fresh thin slices on real white bread with mayo and salt and pepper and lettuce. Again, heavenly!
Isn’t that interesting? I have just learned to like tomatoes in the last 10 years – lol. My mom was from the mid-west so corn was king in our house. Canned vegetables were the norm along with casseroles of all shapes and sizes. I didn’t eat many fresh veggies until I was on my own. Funny how our diets have changed over the years – now I eat more fresh fruits and veggies than anything else. And for those tomatoes – I absolutely love them now!