Eggs are arguably one of the most perfect foods! They are packed with nutrients and are just so darn delicious. For years they were wrongfully villainized for their cholesterol content, which was a substance science believed was a major culprit in heart disease.
We now know that cholesterol rich foods can actually be beneficial and are not a “nutrient of concern” for heart health. Cholesterol is actually necessary for hormone production and is an important component of our cells and nervous system. When we get cholesterol from our food sources, it takes some of the work from the liver, the organ that produced the majority of the cholesterol in our body.
As delicious and nutritious as those eggs are, they start to get boring pretty quick if you don’t spice it up. I know this personally. We have 13 hens and usually get more than our fair share of eggs from those lovely ladies.
Once I’m getting bored of the standard egg dish, it’s time to mix it up. Deviled eggs sounded perfect! I never write down my recipes, I just throw things together and it usually turns out pretty tasty. This time I decided to write down exactly what ingredients I used. Because I always get the question, “what’s the recipe?” In which I usually reply, “what’s a recipe?”
- 8 Eggs, boiled
- ⅓c. Mayo (I used Hain brand)
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. ground mustard
- ⅛ tsp. paprika
- pinch of salt and pepper
- ¼ tsp. red wine vinegar
- garnish with chives (if you please)
- Boil the eggs. This is my personal method — place the eggs in a large sauce pan, covered with water. Turn the heat on high with a lid covering. Once the water reaches a boil, turn down the heat to about medium to maintain a slow boil. Turn the timer on for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, place the eggs in ice water or very cold water. Allow them to cool. Peel! Even with fresh eggs, they typically peel pretty easy this way.
- Once boiled and peeled, cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place in a small/medium bowl. Save the whites and place to the side.
- In the bowl with the yolks, add the remaining ingredients, except garnish (mayo, spices, vinegar). Mix and mash thoroughly.
- Add the yolk mixture into a sandwich baggie and cut a very small piece of the tip off (or a pastry bag if you have one, I do not). Pipe the yolk mixture back into the saved egg whites. Garnish with chives.
- These are a great option for an afternoon snack if you are getting a bit hungry! Or, serve them for breakfast with some veggies. Packed with healthy fats and proteins, these will help keep you blood sugars balanced and your hunger at bay.