I was re-reading the Thanksgiving thread and noticed many variations on the deviled egg theme. Mayo or Miracle Whip? What else do you put in them? When do you serve them -- picnics, holidays, etc.? Do you sprinkle paprika on top, something else, or leave them plain?
IMHO Miracle Whip is disgusting. Deviled eggs made with it should be clearly marked to avoid me spitting chewed up egg all over everything. There are few things worse in life, I think, than biting into a big beautiful deviled egg and finding out it was made with that sugary crap. Sugar & eggs don't go together unless there's flour involved and then it's called a cookie.
I make my deviled eggs with dry mustard because I don't like getting mustard seeds in my eggs & I never have plain mustard around. Also garlic salt, seasoned pepper, a bit of dried oregano crushed up finely, and just enough real Best Foods mayonnaise to hold it together in a creamy paste consistency. A sprinkle of smoked paprika on top, and for a holiday platter I'll add a tiny sprinkle of oregano, too. My sister adds milk to hers to get them really fluffy & that uber-fluff seems kind of weird on top of a boiled egg.
I serve them on holidays, and whenever I have too many eggs getting old so they'll get eaten. I have never seen them on picnics or at potlucks, and I'm not sure I would eat them at those events anyway. I'd be afraid of food poisoning since I wouldn't know how long they'd been out at what temperature.
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I agree with you on the Miracle Whip thing. Miracle Whip is gross anywhere, and horrible in a deviled egg. I think I would rather bite into a deviled egg and find a hair than find Miracle Whip.
Mine are mustard, real mayo, a bit of garlic salt and pepper, some dill, and paprika on top.
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I honestly can't tell the difference between mayo and miracle whip when they're combined with stuff... I use whatever I happen to have in my fridge... and whatever I happen to have depends on what I grabbed/what was on sale.
Otherwise I add a bit of horseradish to give it some zip. Have also used zesty Italian salad dressing (don't know that I used miracle whip or mayo in that case). Pepper. Salt. Sprinkle a bit of paprika on top for colour.
What the heck is miracle whip?
I grew up on miracle whip and didn't have mayo on anything until college. I still prefer miracle whip on a bologna sandwich, which I eat maybe once a year
For deviled eggs, mayo all the way! I don't have a real recipe and I usually just throw some things in it. Salt, pepper, dry mustard, chives, mayo.
best foods mayo, mustard, garlic powder, and paprika.
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Mayo, spicy mustard, paprika, celery seed, pickle juice, pepper and salt.
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Love mayo. Hate MW. And since I never make deviled eggs (or at least haven't really felt the need in ages), I'm pretty plain. I don't add lots of extra stuff. Just mayo, and paprika for the top. Though, I fail to see the use for paprika. It doesn't taste like much. Is it just for garnish? I think a bit of Dijon mustard would taste good in it, and maybe some finely chopped dill weed. Yum.