Last Saturday we had a surprise party. Not the kind where you plan for weeks and weeks and everybody hides and then jumps out and shouts things, hopefully “Surprise!” I’m talking about the kind of surprise party where as you’re going to bed on Friday night your husband tells you that you have to host a birthday party tomorrow.” Um.. okay… Anything else I should know?” Nope. That’s it.
So, if you’re short on cash but overrun with eggs, there’s only one logical solution for an absolutely delicious party snack, spicy deviled eggs. I bought a red jalapeno to make them pretty, but everything else I already had in my kitchen. I never think much about deviled eggs until they’re in front of me. Then I can’t stop eating them, and I remember they are completely awesome.
These particular eggs are loaded with flavor and an extra dash of spice. I got a little heavy handed with the cayenne pepper. It happens to the best of us. I also upped the umami factor with a dash of soy sauce since I was all out of Worcestershire. Work with what you got. And make it awesome! Then top it with a bright red slice of jalapeno because you can and you should.
The party was awesome. The food was awesome. The drinks were awesome. And most especially, the people were awesome. Many laughs were had. I think that might be the whole point of life.
- 6 eggs
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dill paste
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper
- 1 red jalapeno, sliced thinly
- Put your eggs into a medium sauce pan and cover them with cold water.
- Bring the water to a boil then turn off the heat, put a lid on the pot, and let it stand for 10 minutes.
- Drain the hot water and run cold water over the eggs to cool them off. I like to park mine in the fridge for five minutes to help them cool down more quickly.
- Peel your eggs and slice them in half lengthwise. Pop the yolks out into a mixing bowl.
- Stir together remaining ingredients, except for the jalapeno, until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.
- Put your egg yolk mixture into a zip top bag, then cut off a small corner with scissors. Slightly overfill the cavity on your egg white halves.
- Garnish each egg half with a slice of jalapeno.
- Stash in fridge until you are ready to party.