National deviled egg day
November 2nd, 2012
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Speak of the devil, November 2 is National Deviled Egg Day!

If you're in the South, you’d be hard-pressed to attend any celebration and NOT see a tray of deviled eggs being passed around. Despite being considered as Southern as biscuits and gravy, deviled eggs are actually European - Ancient Roman to be exact. To this day, variations of this egg dish are eaten across the continent in places like Sweden and Hungary.

The term "deviled" refers to the spices used in the preparation of the egg. To make deviled eggs, start with hard-boiled eggs, sliced lengthwise. The yolks are then scooped out, mashed with other ingredients like mustard, mayonnaise and spices before being spooned (or piped) back into the egg shells.

Nowadays, deviled eggs are often found on the menus of fancier establishments with additions like lobster or pork belly.

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  1. Ed G.

    I like to mince radishes into mine.

    November 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Reply
  2. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Gross. Mayonnaise is disgusting.

    November 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Reply
    • M T Nest

      I think salad dressing (miracle whip) is even more disgusting. Is there a substitute for mayo/salad dressing?

      November 2, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Reply
    • VladT

      Mayo is the Devil's condiment.

      November 3, 2012 at 7:43 am | Reply
  3. food mom

    I lived in Muenster, Germany for two years. It was one of the last cities to hold out against the Nazi regime. In spite, the men "drafted" were sent to the Russian front. There is great animosity between the Muensterlaender and the Russians.
    In German, the eggs are called "Russische Eier" (Russian eggs). When I explained to my friends that they are called "deviled eggs" in English, they laughed themselves silly for a half hour.
    History, language and food can be extremely entertaining (no pun intended).

    November 2, 2012 at 9:36 am | Reply

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