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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Deviled Eggs with Curry and Cilantro



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I was an adult before I had a deviled egg. For whatever reasons, they were never prepared in the kitchens of my childhood. I suspect these may be one of those dishes that has regional, rather than national appeal and I was raised in an area where they were not widely popular. While I enjoyed my first deviled egg, I was never moved to reproduce them in my own kitchen. I sat in on a planning meeting for a picnic this week, and deviled eggs were mentioned as a possible menu item. I feel badly now, because I was the one who squashed the idea of serving them. I have a "thing" about dishes made with mayonnaise being served on occasions where there is no refrigeration, and, in arguing my point of view I was way more vociferous than was necessary. These eggs were my way of apologizing to the woman whose toes I stepped on. She liked them, so I thought those of you who enjoy deviled eggs might want to give them a try. The eggs have a hint of curry and are wonderfully fragrant. I found the recipe in Nancie McDermott's The Curry Book and I can recommend the eggs and the book to you. These eggs will never win a beauty contest, but if you are looking for a new twist on an old favorite, I think you'll like them. It is probably best to use a mild curry powder to prepare them. Here's the recipe.

Deviled Eggs with Curry and Cilantro
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite, courtesy of Nancie McDermott

Ingredients:

8 large eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon mild curry powder
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large scallion, thinly sliced crosswise
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro

Directions:
1) Place eggs in a medium-sized saucepan and cover them with water. Bring to a full boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for eight minutes longer. Remove from heat. Drain and rinse in two changes of cold water. Leave eggs in water until cool.
2) While eggs cook, combine mayonnaise, curry powder, mustard, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Set aside.
3) Peel eggs and cut in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out yolks and force through a sieve. Add to mayonnaise mixture and mix well. Fold in scallions and cilantro. Stuff each egg with one tablespoon filling. Serve at once, or cover and chill until ready to serve. Yield: 16 deviled eggs.

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74 comments :

Lady Ren said...

Yum! I like this twist on a classic!

Dave said...

They look tasty. I think I'll be making some of these real soon!

Jeannie said...

Anything to do with eggs, I like:D

Monet said...

Curry powder and eggs...a brilliant combination. I have fallen in love with curry over the past few months, so I'm sure these would be a hit!

Pondside said...

I love eggs and right now the girls are laying lots - and since I love curry and cilantro, these eggs will feature at Pondside on the weekend.

Cherine said...

Looks terrific!

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

I grew up in the Midwest. At every gathering we had, someone would bring deviled eggs. I like the blend of flavors in your recipe. I am going to give them a try!

Sushma Mallya said...

beautiful & really loved the recipe, cant wait to try this one...thanks for sharing this one mary, have a great day, take care

Ana Powell said...

I love these, awesome dish ♥

Priya said...

Irresistible deviled eggs, prefect appetiziers..

Michael Toa said...

a very nice twist to a classic dish. Have a wonderful day Mary. Michael

Big Dude said...

They sound delicious

Allie and Pattie said...

Well, Mary- I have that same "thing". I enjoy deviled eggs and many other mayo based dishes, but only at home type parties where the fridge is right there. These look very good!
xoxo Pattie

penny aka jeroxie said...

Looks and sound delicious.

Martha said...

I'm not much of changing a classic but this recipe is interesting and I might just have to give it a try. I'm a picky deviled egg eater and NEVER eat someone else's. Would be a great dish to bring to a potluck picnic!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

There is so much you can do with deviled eggs and so many flavors to add. Perfect with a touch of curry.

I find deviled eggs are one of men's favorite appetizers. They say, "Oh, deviled eggs," and then they dig in.
Sam

alwayswinner786 said...

Lovely idea to make something delicious with the same egg! Curry powder and cilantro is an excellent combo both in flavor and taste!

Pam said...

I love deviled eggs, though I have never had a fancy curried version!

From the Kitchen said...

I grew up in the south. Deviled eggs were a part of every event. They sat on picnic tables in the sultry summer days. That, coupled with the fact one needed to use old eggs so they'd peel properly, should have been enough to do us in! Thanks for a new way to serve them. By the way, I have three deviled egg dishes--two were inherited!

Best,
Bonnie

Salsa Verde said...

Hi Mary,
Fantastic recipes you published during my holidays!! I get updated and loved all os them, specially the limeade, which seems fabulous and so refreshing!!
Love,
Lia.

FOODIE4LIFE82 said...

These look good! I love to experiment in the kitchen. When there are no rules in the kitchen, great things happen! :) Like these.

Joe Ambrosino said...

Hi Mary,

Visions of church suppers!I wanted to share the Cook's Illustrated method of making hard boiled eggs. They recommend you start them cold and as soon as they come up to a boil, cover them and take them off the heat. Let them sit for 10 minutes covered, then transfer them to an ice water bath for 5 minutes. (I know, a big pain)I like curry in egg salad.

Mausi said...

I love cilantro. It is a great idea to add cilantro for deviled eggs. It looks beautiful. I should try to make this sometimes :-)

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

I feel the same way about mayo based foods on a picnic. I was raised in deviled eggs. I believe most southerners are:) I like the nice twist you've added here!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I love devilled eggs but your recipe sounds much better than mine. Thanks for this one. Have a good day.Diane

Katerina said...

I have never tried deviled eggs in my life. I think I should give them a try though, because all the ingredients you have used are favorites to me.

Jenn said...

I could eat my weight in deviled eggs!! Yum...these sound great, I'm definitely going to try this next time I make deviled eggs. Always love new spins on old classics! Thanks for sharing!

PeggyR said...

Oh I love deviled eggs! I have quite a few eggs and may have to try those!

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

I love deviled eggs and, yet, I don't make them often. This is a great reminder. I like the different flavor profiles you've shown here.

Carmen

Cara said...

yum! I have never made deviled eggs, but this version is very appealing.

PJ said...

I was in the same camp as yours - never had good deviled eggs and never saw the appeal of it. But reading your description and imagining the flavors of the curry-cilantro dressing, I am ready to give this dish another try!

Jennifurla said...

Nice twist for sure, I have also seen BLT deviled eggs with bacon - I bet that is so gooood

Federica said...

stupenda questa ricetta!complimenti!!

Susi said...

I love deviled eggs and I think the addition of curry sounds delicious! I will have to bookmark this!

~RED~ said...

MMM deviled eggs, there's one problem. I always end up making them for holidays. That is the one thing they ALL want. LOL
Thank you for stopping by my blog, i have been an admirer of yours for a while now. Some of the things i do are simple, but i have little ones, and sometimes they likesimple.

Cooking with Kait said...

I love the idea of curry in deviled eggs. You are so sweet to make this for the lady in your committee.

Barbara said...

Funny story, Mary. I think we all tend to think deviled eggs are trite. The thing is, they aren't. There is a new really hot restaurant in Miami (he just won the James Beard Award for best chef south) and he has a long list of truly unusual appetizer. And guess what's on the list? Deviled eggs. And they sell like hot cakes too. Men love them.
I really like the curry idea too. Going to add that the next time I make them!

Vicki said...

This may alleviate your concerns a little.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/health/01real.html

Diana's Cocina said...

Looks wonderful. Perfect treat for summer. Much better than the classic.

Cathy said...

Deviled eggs are always the first thing to disappear off of my dinner table. My whole family loves them. It's fun to try a new recipe from time to time.

Suman Singh said...

deviled eggs looks incredibly delicious..never tried making this at home..now with your recipe will definitely going to make this one soon..thanks..have a nice day..tk care!

Cheryl said...

Deviled Eggs are my favorite, and what a nice way to change them up, I love Curry too!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never had a deviled egg. I must remedy that.

dinnersanddreams said...

Curry is a nice touch in these deviled eggs. Love it!

We Are Not Martha said...

Oooh, I love deviled eggs and the curry/cilantro combination is such a great idea. Perfect for summer!

Sues

Hannah @Cooking Manager said...

I love deviled eggs too, and don't make them but your recipe is tempting.
Hard boiled eggs spoil faster than mayo, which has preservatives. Even homemade mayo keeps longer than eggs or tuna-- thanks to the acid. Mine keeps for two weeks or longer. Just thought I would share. Thanks for the visit and comment!

Panchpakwan said...

First time here..Looks so delcious..Nice collection of recipes..

Jen_from_NJ said...

I always worry about foods with mayo in the hot weather too but these do look great. The curry sounds like a great addition to this classic appetizer.

Nina Timm said...

I thought all devilled eggs had a hint of curry or is it just the way my mom taught me. Nevertheless, this is almost a retro dish, but still a firm favorite in our house.

susan said...

Mary-I am glad you didn't miss out on deviled eggs forever. I am the "egg lady" for all our football tailgating affairs. Every time I try to branch out with another dish, they complain. I like the idea of adding curry and cilantro!

Eliana said...

Curry and cilantro are two such great flavors. I would gobble these up in a heartbeat.

The Words Crafter said...

In the South, you just can't have any kind of gathering without deviled eggs. Just wait till I share this with my co-workers! We were talking about deviled eggs yesterday-and now, there's a new way to make them-thanks for sharing!

Chef E said...

I agree with Sam- men's favorite anytime, my hubby always stands there waiting for me to offer him more!

I just made some last night!

Your recipe is 'de'vine!

♥ Kathy said...

I think I could live on eggs & pasta lol these look great Mary :)

Tiffanee said...

Yum! I love cilantro and my family loves deviled eggs. This sounds like the perfect recipe for us. Thanks for sharing a new twist.

Rue said...

Deviled eggs are a staple at all our summer bbq's - I love the idea of adding curry - yum!

Raina said...

I hate to admit it, but I have never tried a deviled egg. Maybe, it is regional, because now that I am thinking about it I haven't really seen them too often. I think I will have to try them; you have convinced me:)

I think you made the right choice about the picnic; mayo and hot weather definitely not a good mix. I think it was nice that you made the eggs in honor of the other woman.

redmenace said...

I was probably an adult before I tasted these wonderful treats too. Boy, was I missing out! These look great. I love the flavor combination!

Mags said...

Deviled eggs are a personal favorite of mine. I always make them the same way but I'm sure willing to try them with some curry. Sounds interesting!

bellini valli said...

Devilled eggs were probably one of the very first dishes we learned to prepare in Home Economics, after macaroni and cheese.U know I would love the curry twist.

Kim said...

I made a recipe very similar to this from Mark Bittman. The curry flavor is wonderful. Very sweet of you to bring them as a peace offering!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I do love deviled eggs! We always kept chickens when I was growing up, so we often had deviled eggs. They were a MUST for church picnics. I've never made them with curry, but it sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

Debinhawaii said...

I love curry in my deviled eggs--such a fun kick to a classic. ;-)

Red Nomad OZ said...

OMIGOD I LOOOVE Devilled Eggs! But I seem to be in the minority in my circle of friends and relatives. I'll use this to try to whip up more enthusiasm for them from others!! See ya!

Tasha said...

I've grown up with deviled eggs being a part of parties and gatherings, but its curry I wasn't exposed to much. I've really come to enjoy it lately, so I imagine I'd love these too!

the clark clan said...

Hi Mary! I haven't seen you in a while so thought I would stop over and give you my new web address! www.amoderatelife.com and say hi! I love deviled eggs and in fact, i just found a spectacular old deviled egg platter and was looking to use it over the fourth weekend! Your recipe looks divine! I have used mustard in my eggs but never curry and the idea of cilantro is very interesting! I would love you to link up to our two for tuesday recipe blog hop if you ever get the chance! I always love your stuff! Have a great weekend! Alex@amoderatelife

She's Cookin' said...

Thanks for sharing this new twist on deviled eggs! Love curry, love deviled eggs! And they're so easy to make - no celebration is complete without them :)

Beverly said...

Deviled eggs are a constant here in the south. And, I do like them, but I have had many I don't care for.

Sometimes I put rough chopped shrimp in mine, and they seem quite a hit.

One of my Cuban born friends puts a can of deviled ham in hers. They are very different, but tasty.

Ramblingtart said...

You are such a clever lady, Mary. :-) You come up with the most beautiful twists on familiar items. I love this. :-)

My Little Space said...

Simply delicious! Love the curry flavour. Hmm..mm... yummy.
Regards, Kristy

Jamie said...

I never had a deviled egg until college and then immediately fell in love with them. Sadly I do not make them at home. I adore your recipe with the added zing of curry and cilantro, both of which I love.

Sophie said...

I so love devilled eggs & your twist looks so flavourful!!

MMMMMMMMMMMMM,...lovely food!

Amelie said...

Lovely! I like to enjoy this. This is wonderful post.

Amelie said...

This is very lovely and interesting. I will definitely try.

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