This is the best recipe for deviled eggs. My family positively devours them at every major holiday. For Easter this year, I made between 50 and 60 deviled eggs...and they were all eaten. Down to the last little bite. Granted, I have a large family, but still.
The best part of these eggs is that they only require two ingredients. Okay, and paprika. But let's not get too technical here. I usually beat the yolks with a hand mixer to get things really smooth. This makes for prettier piping. You can go the fancy route like I did, or you can do what I usually do which is to scoop the mixture into a ziplock bag, cut off the corner, and "pipe" the yolk in that way.
The secret ingredient? Marzetti's Slaw dressing. It sounds wrong, but it is so, SO right.
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Marzetti's Slaw dressing
- Hard boil the eggs. I like to crack all the eggs after they've been boiled (but after you've run them under cool water to chill out). I leave the cracked eggs in a pot full of cool water for a while (maybe 15-30 minutes). For whatever reason I'd swear that it makes the eggs easier to peel. It also helps to peel them under running water.
- Slice the eggs lengthwise, and pop all the yolks out into a large mixing bowl. Add a dollop of dressing. Be conservative, because you can always add more.
- Whip the yolks with a hand mixer until the yolks are smooth, and the consistency of softened butter. You can add more dressing as needed, but you don't want the yolk mixture to get runny.
- Spoon into the eggs. Or scoop into a ziplock baggie and pipe into eggs. Or use a pastry bag fitted with a star tip to pipe into the eggs. Or just eat with a spoon (don't do that last one or you can't call it deviled eggs...).