Devil Eggs

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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 At The Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Hearth and Soul Hop, Recipes I can’t wait to try # 17

Devil Eggs 1

devil eggs 1

Devil Eggs


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


  1. Hard boil the eggs and let it cool completely
  2. Very carefully, cut them in half and take the yolk out in a bowl
  3. Using a food processor, finely grate the basil leaves and fennel leaves
  4. Mix the grated leaves with the egg yolk and add mayonnaise, salt, pepper and 1/2 tbs paprika. It should be smooth and creamy
  5. In a serving platter, place baby lettuce. You can also use baby spinach or you can avoid this step completely
  6. 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.
  7. 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
    February 15, 2011 at 1:54 AM

    Looks devilishly yummy… 🙂

  • Priya
    February 15, 2011 at 2:12 AM

    Absolutely devilish..yummm!

  • Kanchan
    February 15, 2011 at 3:42 AM

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

  • amelia
    February 15, 2011 at 4:07 AM

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

  • sukanya
    February 15, 2011 at 4:19 AM

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

  • Priyanka
    February 15, 2011 at 5:37 AM

    Yummy……..waiting for ur other recipes 🙂

  • Krithi
    February 15, 2011 at 6:53 AM

    Deviled eggs looks so yummy… Love your amazing clicks!

  • Sandra
    February 15, 2011 at 7:18 AM

    Beautiful and tasty!I love your photos!

  • chandrabali dutt
    chandrabali dutt
    February 15, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    All your Egg recipes looks so yummy……

  • Miriam Barton
    Miriam Barton
    February 15, 2011 at 12:10 PM

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

  • yummychunklet
    February 15, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    These look delicious!

  • Kate @
    Kate @
    February 15, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    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
    February 15, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    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
    February 15, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    another great egg dish – thanks, k!

  • Anu
    February 16, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Looks delicious..

  • Leanna @
    Leanna @
    February 16, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    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!

  • Cheryl and Adam
    Cheryl and Adam
    February 17, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    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!

  • alex at a moderate life
    alex at a moderate life
    February 18, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    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

  • alex at a moderate life
    alex at a moderate life
    February 18, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    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
    February 21, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    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!

  • torviewtoronto
    February 23, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    delicious looks wonderful