“We were together. I forget the rest.”

{deviled eggs}

when i signed up for michelle’s recipe exchange {isn’t she the best?}, i tried to think of a food i love to see on the table when i go to a party- and deviled eggs immediately sprang to mind. this recipe is martha’s, naturally. but what i like to do to make them extra rich is add a tablespoon or so of melted butter. it’s insanely decadent. also, i prefer to sprinkle them with curry powder instead of paprika, so i added that and the butter into this recipe. enjoy!

note: when making deviled eggs you really need to use good, organic eggs. not only will you taste the difference, they stand up much better to the slicing and scooping. trust me.

Serves 8


  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Curry powder for sprinkling
  • Place eggs in a medium saucepan; add cold water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a rolling boil. Remove pan from heat; cover, and let stand 13 minutes. Drain, and run eggs under cold water to cool them.

    Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, shallot, and hot sauce, and melted butter.

    Peel eggs, and halve lengthwise; remove yolks, leaving whites intact. Transfer yolks to bowl with mayonnaise mixture, and season with salt and pepper. Mash with a fork until smooth. Mound yolk mixture into whites. Sprinkle with curry just before serving, or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 8 hours.


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    6 comments on “{deviled eggs}

    1. Torrie @ a place to share...
      December 7, 2010

      I love deviled eggs! I Can’t go wrong with a little butter, right? ;)

    2. H
      December 7, 2010

      These look amazing Jess!!! I love deviled eggs!!! I’m going to have to try these

    3. michelle @ pretty mommy
      December 8, 2010

      Can’t wait to try these out…I may just have to halve the recipe and make some for purely personal consumption ;)

    4. Annie
      December 9, 2010

      YUM!!!!! Deviled eggs are such a treat – my tummy skips a beat when I come across them at a “do”

    5. rebecca
      December 14, 2010

      Deviled eggs…love ’em. My husband is not a fan, but I will eat them whenever I get an opportunity!

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    Jessica Clare

    Preschool teacher, writer, trouble maker.

    LIVES: Seattle. By way of Santa Fe, San Francisco, and NYC.
    LOVES: John
    DAYDREAMS:Strong coffee. Gourmet magazine. Stinky cheese. Date night with new strappy heels. Green chile. Going back to India. Unabashed displays of love. Vegetable gardens. Clean sheets. Unruly stacks of books. Breaking Bad marathons. Writing like Joan Didion ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Joseph Stroud. Cookbooks. French 75s. Sequins with jeans. Leaving love notes.
    BELIEVES: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security.” Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love.” St. Teresa of Avila “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

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