Makes 24 stuffed egg halves
This is a basic recipe for deviled eggs. Using this as a starting point, you may take it in any of a number of directions with a few simple additions. Also, it’s fun to put different garnishes on the eggs. You can put a slice of olive on some, a baby shrimp on some, a sprig of fresh parsley or dill on some, a sliver of pimento, a few capers. The variations are endless and delicious.
12 Hard Boiled Eggs
About 1 cup of mayonnaise (or favorite commercial brand)
1 green onion, minced small, including most of the green part
1 to 2 cloves of garlic, minced very fine
About 2 to 3 tablespoons of finely minced celery
½ teaspoon curry powder
½ teaspoon chili powder
Salt and black pepper to taste
Cut the hard boiled eggs in half the long way and remove the yolks and put them in a bowl. Mash them well with a fork. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well, taste and add more seasonings if you wish. Use this to stuff into the egg whites. Covered with plastic wrap these will last about a week in the fridge. They are great to munch when you don’t feel like cooking.
You can add other things to the mix as well. It is great with a bit of finely chopped black olive. Sometimes I like to add a bit of salsa as well. Experiment. You’ll soon find other things you like to append.
You can use the same mixture to make great sandwiches. For sandwiches, instead of removing the yolks from the whites, just chop the whole egg up finely and add the mayonnaise and seasonings.