November 2, 2012

National Deviled Egg Day

"If I wanted to bring a large number of deviled eggs, but I didn't want to share them with anyone else, can you guarantee fridge space?" - Ron Swanson, "Parks and Rec"

It's National Deviled Egg Day!

It's my birthday.

Deviled eggs are hard-boiled eggs where the whites act as a vessel and the yolks are smashed up with some mayo (and other seasonings) before being deposited back onto the whites and into your mouth. It's thought that this holiday app favorite originated in medieval Europe, where they stuffed their eggs with things like cheese, raisins, and spices like cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. In the 19th century people began using "deviled" to describe anything that was hot or spicy in flavor.

And now you're all the wiser, foodies.

Today's spin on traditional deviled eggs is a totally suitable way to start any day - it's a spicy "toad in a hole"! Coupled with a mimosa or three and it's actually a perfect way to enter into any new day (or for me, this new year of life)!

Happy National Deviled Egg Day!