Friday, August 23, 2013

Southern Style Deviled Eggs

Southern Style Deviled Eggs 2

I know summer is winding down and for lots of folks I know that makes them happy because it means that their kids are heading back to school but I'm not happy. I love having my kids home. I always wished I could have been a stay at home Mom. I think I would have been pretty good at it, but I've been in my current job for 30 years now. Yes, 30 years, so I guess I mine as well stick it out for a few more and then I'll retire (hopefully). The kids here in Rhode Island go back to school August 27th. It's too soon!

My oldest son is starting college! Yikes. It will just make me feel strange when someone asks me what grades they are going in and I'll have to I say...."one in college and one Junior". Freaky! So the only summer party left here to celebrate is Labor Day and what's a party without deviled eggs? Not a good one according to my deviled egg addicted hubby.

Southern Style Deviled Eggs 1

I was trying to mix things up a bit so I tried a new deviled egg recipe. *Gasp*. Yes I did. I saw it on this new show I've been taping and watching called "My Family Recipe Rocks" on the Live Well Network. Joey Fatone hosts it. Now I knew who Joey Fatone was cause he was in of one of my most favorite movies "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", and I knew he was in a boy band, I just didn't know which one (googled and discovered it was 'N Synch), but anyway....he goes around the country visiting real people in their kitchen making their family recipes with them and I have to tell you, I have about 8 recipes that I want to make from these shows.

This deviled egg recipe was one was the first. I saw them being made and I have to say, I was watching the TV saying "what??" as he added ingredients. Melted butter, sugar? Really? I had to make them. I just had too! Who puts butter and sugar in deviled eggs?

The result....pretty good. Do I like them as much as my deviled egg recipe? Maybe not, but they were tasty. Yes there was a little hint of sweetness, but it wasn't overpowering. The texture was a little different too, I know it sounds strange but it was softer.

So if you want to try a different kind of deviled egg for a change, give these a try.

Southern Style Deviled Eggs

Southern Style Deviled Eggs
recipe from My Family Recipe Rocks - Nick Sanders
1 dozen large hard boiled eggs
3/4 stick butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish, drained (I used dill relish)
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh onion
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon mayo
1 small squirt yellow mustard

Cut hard boiled eggs in half across long side of egg. Remove yokes and place them in medium mixing bowl. Using dinner fork, break up yolks and mash to a fine consistency. Add salt, pepper and onion to eggs and mix. Add butter to egg mixture and stir to mix well. Add pickle relish and sugar and stir well. Add mayo and mustard. Fill eggs and serve. Sprinkle with paprika (cause that's what I always do!)

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