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Deviled Egg Bar

Stephen Brown

Hosting a playoff party? Make it a win with a fun take on a classic hors d’oeuvre—deviled eggs. Whether served at a swanky soiree or a casual evening with friends, the deviled egg is always a crowd pleaser. This year, when serving these popular bites, set up a deviled egg bar at your next party to enliven the crowd in a fun twist.

DIY Deviled Egg Bar - Entertaining Tips and Recipes

The concept is simple: Plate prepared deviled eggs along with an array of toppings, allowing guests to mix and match their favorite herbs, spices and toppings. This interactive food station—simple and quick to prepare—is a great way to get guests up and talking, swapping ideas on what makes the perfect combination.

 

Depending on the size of the event, we suggest plating three types of deviled egg recipes to act as canvas for guests. A southern-style deviled egg is a traditional favorite and therefore a must. For those partial to spice, a Sriracha-based deviled egg is a winner. As for a third, get creative. We’re offering up a horseradish deviled egg recipe below, but don't be scared to experiment—there is no telling what you can come up with.

 

Southern Style

  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsps. stone ground mustard
  • 1 tbsp. sweet relish
  • 1 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • Paprika, salt and pepper to taste

Horseradish

  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsps. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. prepared horseradish
  • 1 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • Paprika, salt and pepper to taste

Spicy Sriracha

  • 12 large free-range eggs
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsps. Dijon mustard
  • 4 tsps. Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • Cilantro, finely chopped
  • Paprika, salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Hard-boil the eggs; cool, peel and halve them. Carefully remove the yolks, reserving the whites for later.

   To mash the egg yolks, set a sieve over a bowl and gently push the yolks through with a fork. This will ensure an even, fluffy egg yolk paste. Mix in mayo, mustard, vinegar and cooresponding ingredients (sweet relish; Sriracha sauce and cilantro; horseradish). Season with paprika, salt and pepper to taste; combine until even and smooth.

   Add mixture into a piping bag and evenly pipe the yolk mixture into the reserved egg white halves. Keep refrigerated until serving.

DIY Deviled Egg Bar - Entertaining for the Playoffs - Tips on Interactive Hors D'ouevres

Half the fun of the deviled egg bar is letting guests pick and choose the construction of these delectable bites. Below, we offer up a few suggestions for the topping bar, but this is where you can let your imagination run wild. The far-flung additions—steak tartar, mango chutney—may sound bizarre when speaking eggs, but you’ll never know what you'll like until you try it.

Shallots, finely sliced

Avocado slices

Roasted red peppers

Bacon

Fresh herbs:

dill, chives, thyme, cilantro, basil

Hummus

Olives, sliced

Hot sauce

Baby shrimp

Salts of various flavors and sources makes for a colorful and tasty addition, especially smoked sea salts. The Spice & Tea Exchange has one of the best selections around when it comes to specialized salts and herbs. A personal favorite is the Applewood Smoked Sea Salt; just a pinch will enliven any dish.

Capers

Sliced hot peppers:

jalapenos, scotch bonnet, Thai chilis

Relish pickles, sliced

Pickled radish, ginger or Carrots

Caviar

Ham

Spices:

paprika, chilli powder, pepper

Smoked salmon

Blanched vegetables:

asparagus, carrots, cauliflower

 

For tips on cooking the perfect hard-boiled egg, continue to page two.

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