There’s nothing quite like a potluck. Maybe it’s my southern heritage, but Angeled (Deviled) Eggs are always my go-to dish to bring. They’re perfect for any occasion really, potlucks, picnics, barbecues, or dinner parties. I’ve been experimenting with different flavors and I love this curried version (an ode to my Indian hubby!). So I wanted to share this tasty version with you!
Curried Angeled (Deviled) Eggs
1 C mayonnaise,
¼ C sweet pickle juice (or apple cider vinegar, Note: add 1 teaspoon of honey if using vinegar)
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 bunch fresh cilantro (for garnish)
Turmeric (for garnish)
Gallon size plastic bag or piping bag
You want to get the eggs right because you will need them to hold the filling, and look nice while doing it. Place the eggs in a pot and fill with water just until the eggs are covered. Bring to a rolling boil. Let it boil for 7 minutes and remove immediately. Set the pot in the sink and let the cold tap water run over the eggs (I sometimes set the pot on the side with the eggs still inside). Once the eggs have cooled, cover the eggs with cold water (from the tap) and put it in the fridge to chill for 2-3 hours. Don’t chill them too long! If your tap water doesn’t get cool/cold then use an ice bath instead.
The best way I’ve found to do this is to crack the shell on the counter first, then (don’t peel it yet!) crack the rest of the shell using my fingers. Once all of the shell is cracked, start to peel off in a small place. You’ll notice that just under the shell is a tiny filmy layer, be sure to break that layer and then peel the entire egg shell off with that layer. That’s really how you can get a nice looking egg, peeling that layer along with the shell.
Mix and Assemble
Once your eggs are peeled, slice them in half, longways. Then remove the yolks and place them in a bowl. Arrange the whites (now empty) on an egg plate. I found one at Dollar Tree (only $1? I couldn’t believe it!).
Mix the mayo, spices, and pickle juice in with the egg yolks. You can mix by hand with a whisk, but I prefer using an electric mixer. Or, even better, mix it up in your counter mixer. Once it is smooth, take your gallon-size plastic bag and cut off one corner. Fill with the mixture and pipe into the egg whites.
Garnish and Serve
Top each egg half with a cilantro leaf and a sprinkle of turmeric. Keep covered and refrigerated until serving time. Enjoy!
What is your favorite dish to bring to an event? Let me know below!