Devil Eggs

I am not much of a heart or a red rose type of girl. Having said this, I still enjoy to see the town go red on 14th of Feb 🙂 Tonight, our plan was to dine out but then realized that most of the restaurants were packed and one thing I don’t like, is to wait for hours to get a seat… huh!!! I loose all my appetite while waiting. So, I decided to make some treat for my valentine, my sweetie pie, my love, my life 🙂 We had devil eggs, pea pesto on tiny tortilla chips, fish fry with Chinese fried rice and lemon coconut muffin and of course, some Pinot Noir. I will share all of these recipes one by one and I am starting with our favorite, Devil Eggs.

As per Wikipedia, the term “deviled” in reference to food is used most often with spicy or zesty food. In some parts of the Southern and Midwestern US, the terms “salad eggs” or “dressed eggs” is used, particularly when the dish is served in connection with a church function – presumably to avoid dignifying the word “deviled”.

I personally feel that the name suits the dish, its so creamy, soft and chill cold, every bite is devilish 😉 Sharing this dish with Tuesday Night Super club, Tuesday At The Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Hearth and Soul Hop, Recipes I can’t wait to try # 17

This will make 8 devil eggs


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fennel leaf
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • salt and pepper


Hard boil the eggs and let it cool completely

Very carefully, cut them in half and take the yolk out in a bowl

Using a food processor, finely grate the basil leaves and fennel leaves

Mix the grated leaves with the egg yolk and add mayonnaise, salt, pepper and 1/2 tbs paprika. It should be smooth and creamy

In a serving platter, place baby lettuce. You can also use baby spinach or you can avoid this step completely

Using a small spoon put the mix in the half cut eggs and place them on the leaves. If you have a piping bag, use that to put the mix as it will looks fancy and neat.

Keep it refrigerator until you are ready to serve. Just before serving, drizzle a little bit of paprika on top.

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Vimitha says:

Looks devilishly yummy… 🙂

Priya says:

Absolutely devilish..yummm!

Kanchan says:

Lovely breakfast ! Nothing Devilish about them .. Will prepare them soon.

amelia says:

I have never made devil eggs with basil, sounds interesting! I will have to give it a try. 🙂

sukanya says:

I must say, photographs is excellent, dimer devil, with mayo sounds too yummy.

Priyanka says:

Yummy……..waiting for ur other recipes 🙂

Krithi says:

Deviled eggs looks so yummy… Love your amazing clicks!

Sandra says:

Beautiful and tasty!I love your photos!

All your Egg recipes looks so yummy……

I actually love Deviled Eggs for a main course, so yummy and filling! You’ve got a great recipe there :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

These look delicious!

Oh look at those delicious treats!! I love deviled eggs! Problem is once I start, I can’t stop eating them until they are all gone. :))

Mary says:

What a nice recipe. I love deviled eggs and always appreciate a new recipe for them. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

eizel says:

another great egg dish – thanks, k!

Anu says:

Looks delicious..

I love devilled eggs! Especially that little sprinkle of paprika ontop. It’s the one thing I go for first at a potluck or buffet. Great recipe!

Devilled eggs are heavenly. We usually eat them in the warm weather – no reason why, but that’s how it’s been. Probably time to change that! Lovely recipe, thanks!

Hi Kankana! Hope you are having a lovely day! We are finally getting some sunshine and I am overjoyed! I love deviled eggs, but my husband loves them even more! What a wonderful token of appreciation making some deviled eggs is! I will certainly do that soon to share my love! I am giggling about you not going out to dinner and making a meal full of love instead. It IS so much better isn’t it? Thanks so much for sharing on the hearth and soul hop! All the best! Alex

p.s. just wanted to let you know I am now following you on twitter and added your blog to our hearth and soul hop twitter list which means your daily posts will be shared with the group in our hearth and soul hop daily twitter newspaper so watch for updates in your twitter feed and please retweet! All the best! Alex

Christy says:

What interesting spices you have put in one of my family’s favorite dishes. YUM!! That is what a I love about devilled eggs – they are so good so many ways. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

delicious looks wonderful