Curried deviled eggs may become your favorite twist on classic deviled eggs, just like they have for us. Make them and then watch them fly off the plate at parties. Check out more great recipes on the Quick Healthy Recipes page.
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Deviled eggs are one of those food items that seem to have been around forever. I remember my grandma making them for family get-togethers. And the recipe was common in the 1950s and 60s cookbooks I've seen. We all liked them but they weren't special or anything. So it wasn't really something I made when I started cooking more after getting married. I never thought to bring them when I needed an appetizer.
But then one day my son requested them for his family birthday party (maybe he'd had them at a friend's house?) and I made a platter of deviled eggs - but with an addition of curry just to make them different.
And guess what? The eggs were gone within the first 10 minutes. I kid you not. I was really surprised that deviled eggs were that popular, but everyone loved them - from the youngest to the oldest family member.
And so the humble deviled egg started to make regular appearances at our house (as appetizers, for Sunday tea, or to top salads) in all varieties. But the most popular remain these curried deviled eggs - they are just as easy as traditional deviled eggs but, oh so full of flavor.
We all like them so much in fact, that my daughter recently asked for curried deviled eggs and bacon for her birthday dinner. So I made a spinach salad with bacon and added a couple of these deviled eggs to the top - and it was amazingly good! (Do you like the way I added the spinach to her request? Ha!)
Curried Deviled Eggs
It's hard to adequately describe what a bit of curry does for the normal deviled egg-yolk mash, but trust me - it's good.
Sometimes it's the simple things that continually blow you away. The eggs are basically just three ingredients, but don't let that fool you. They are full of complex flavors, since the curry powder is a combination of different spices. If you like things spicy-hot like we do, choose a hot curry and you'll love it.
I don't think you'll go back to boring old regular deviled eggs.
I say that tongue-in-cheek though because we really do like all kinds of deviled eggs. They're just a good simple food. The addition of curry? That elevates them just a bit and makes this a recipe to add to your deviled egg list.
I'm envisioning a platter of 3 different flavors of deviled eggs - now there'd be a popular appetizer, don't you think?
Easy Curried Deviled Eggs
- 6 hard boiled eggs
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise preferable homemade mayo, or to taste
- ½ to ¾ teaspoon curry powder - hot or mild (we like hot)
- salt to taste optional, depending on type of curry powder
- paprika for garnish
- Slice the boiled eggs in half, scoop the yolks into a small bowl and set whites on a plate.
- Add mayonnaise and curry powder to the yolks (start with the smaller amount of curry and increase according to your taste) and mash together well. Add more mayo, if needed and taste to decide if it needs salt.
- Fill egg halves with mixture (I like to fill a small baggie, cut a corner and pipe the filling into the holes - it's easier and a lot less messy than the spoon-and-finger method).
- Sprinkle with paprika and serve.
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Note: This recipe was originally published in 2012 and has been updated with larger photos, clearer formatting and printable recipe. Enjoy!
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