Stuffed “Deviled” Eggs are always a favorite at any gathering. Add some spicy kick to your deviled eggs by trying this Sriracha Sauce recipe variation. Men will devour these up. My son-in-law can attest to that!
My youngest daughter likes to get creative by making a variety of deviled egg flavors, including avocado deviled eggs, to serve for the Easter family meal.
History of Deviled Eggs:
The origin of deviled eggs can be traced to Rome as far back as 4th and 5th Century A.D. where boiled eggs were seasoned with wine, broth, oil and various spicy sauces and served as a first course for a meal. Even in China, boiled eggs were steeped in tea for flavorings (see recipe for Tea Infused Marble Eggs). The first stuffed egg is credited to Andalusia (now part of Spain) in the 13th century. It became more of a common practice to serve stuffed eggs in Europe by the 16th and 17th Centuries. You will find many different versions and traditions for deviled eggs served among several different European countries. In Sweden for example, deviled eggs are the traditional dish of the Easter Smorgasbord where it’s favored to find sour cream, chopped red onion or caviar mixed with the yolk and garnished with pickled herring, dill or chives on top.
The term “deviled” became associated with stuffed eggs in 18th Century England. “Deviling” food meant to cook or prepare food with spicy hot seasonings or condiments. The classic preparation of deviled eggs stuffed with blended yolk, mayonnaise, mustard and paprika, was first referenced in an 1896 Fannie Farmer cookbook, “Boston Cooking-School Cookbook”. However, it wasn’t until post World War II in the 1940’s, when stuffed deviled eggs became widely popular for most Americans. These days cooks are coming out with many creative and exciting variations to mix with the egg yolk for the stuffing.
Sriracha Deviled Eggs Recipe:
“The Ancient History Of Deviled Eggs”, article by Laura Schumm, April 18th, 2014, Hungry History, History.com
The Oxford Companion to Food, Alan Davidson [Oxford University Press:Oxford] 1999 (pages 247-248)
The Food Timeline: FAQs: eggs, deviled eggs, Foodtimeline.org
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