How To Make Deviled Eggs — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Peel the eggs.\u003c/strong\u003e Tap the eggs gently agains the counter to crack the shell in a few places, then submerge in ice water for at least 1 minute. Peel the eggs.”,”image”:{“id”:”6e74e60caab082abcdd0444b72f8092df3db7097″,”width”:3200,”height”:4800,”format”:”JPEG”,”created_by_id”:30,”updated_by_id”:null,”created_at”:”2014-04-14T19:18:03.022-04:00″,”updated_at”:”2016-08-17T17:06:45.137-04:00″,”credit_style”:”author”,”credit_author_id”:207,”credit_name”:””,”credit_url”:””,”credit_email”:””,”credit_custom”:””,”credit_license”:””,”credit_linked_post_id”:null,”focus_x”:null,”focus_y”:null,”filename”:null,”alt_text”:null,”exclude_from_color_search”:false,”crop”:null,”ancestor”:”534c6caa697ab067cf00cb3f”,”focus_z”:null}},{“image_id”:”0f4cf235e23c2a6579e52765fbe42ec22c61221c”,”caption”:”\u003cstrong\u003e3. Slice the eggs in half.\u003c/strong\u003e Slice the eggs down their length, from tip to bottom.\u003c/li\u003e”,”image”:{“id”:”0f4cf235e23c2a6579e52765fbe42ec22c61221c”,”width”:2598,”height”:3637,”format”:”JPEG”,”created_by_id”:30,”updated_by_id”:null,”created_at”:”2014-04-14T19:43:00.715-04:00″,”updated_at”:”2016-08-17T17:06:45.137-04:00″,”credit_style”:”author”,”credit_author_id”:207,”credit_name”:””,”credit_url”:””,”credit_email”:””,”credit_custom”:””,”credit_license”:””,”credit_linked_post_id”:null,”focus_x”:null,”focus_y”:null,”filename”:null,”alt_text”:null,”exclude_from_color_search”:false,”crop”:null,”ancestor”:”534c7284697ab06a61000031″,”focus_z”:null}},{“image_id”:”43bf9437e8fefad8c4e36498874ffdf219b55b39″,”caption”:”\u003cstrong\u003e4. Remove the yolks. \u003c/strong\u003eGently squeeze the eggs to separate the yolks from the whites and use your fingers to remove the yolks. Transfer all the yolks to a mixing bowl. 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Season with salt and pepper. \u003c/b\u003eSeason to taste with salt and plenty of pepper.”,”image”:{“id”:”b5b9fd77d6b524d7e1129ae95c83d0de947fa84f”,”width”:3600,”height”:2290,”format”:”JPEG”,”created_by_id”:30,”updated_by_id”:null,”created_at”:”2014-04-16T08:27:45.399-04:00″,”updated_at”:”2016-08-17T17:06:45.137-04:00″,”credit_style”:”author”,”credit_author_id”:207,”credit_name”:””,”credit_url”:””,”credit_email”:””,”credit_custom”:””,”credit_license”:””,”credit_linked_post_id”:null,”focus_x”:null,”focus_y”:null,”filename”:null,”alt_text”:null,”exclude_from_color_search”:false,”crop”:null,”ancestor”:”534e773f697ab075a3003750″,”focus_z”:null}},{“image_id”:”f7ad3cfae2358b8eb11d2d424c7d4b87361cf104″,”caption”:”\u003cstrong\u003e8. Transfer the filling to a plastic bag or piping bag. \u003c/strong\u003eUse a spatula to scoop all the filling into a plastic bag or piping bag. 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Deviled eggs are ingenious. They take hard-cooked eggs — already one of the world’s most perfect foods — and elevate them into an elegant bite that’s worthy of any appetizer plate. From summer picnics and Easter brunch, to afternoon snack time and Sunday supper, deviled eggs are more than up for the occasion.

Deviled eggs are also one of the easiest appetizers we know how to make. Today, we’ll show you the easiest, most basic method for these addictive treats, with plenty of ideas for making them your own.

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