Ready to consume your inner devil’s share of protein? Deviled Egg Day, observed annually on November 2, is a celebration of the savory, golden-centered gems that originated in Ancient Rome and rolled their way into kitchens everywhere.
Once a standard fare on picnic menus, the recipes were basic and occasionally included crumbs of eggshells that made their way into the mixing bowl. It was a simple hard-boiled egg, peeled and halved lengthwise. The yolk was removed, mashed and seasoned, then scooped back into its hollowed center.
Today’s recipes accommodate menus of every dining style and ethnicity. From the elegance of finely chopped lobster and chives to the Spanish flare of saffron, shaved ham and pimiento-stuffed olives. You can begin with the yolk and mayonnaise combination, then infuse the flavors and textures you crave.
To celebrate Deviled Egg Day, prepare a tray of your favorites to enjoy with friends and family. If there’s any truth to the adage ‘you are what you eat’, everyone will be stuffed and wobbling.