How to Make Delicious Deviled Eggs without Mayonnaise
How to Make Delicious Deviled Eggs without Mayonnaise
by Jacqueline Samaroo
Are there any downsides to deviled eggs? Well, for some people, the fact that quite often the recipe calls for the use of over-processed store-bought mayonnaise is a real letdown. There are easy healthy ways to get around that, however, and to find out, all you have to do is keep on reading!
Deviled Eggs – Hold the Mayo
The basic ingredients for making mayonnaise are egg yolk, oil and either vinegar or lemon juice. Deviled eggs already have egg yolk in them, so if you wish to make them without the mayonnaise, you just have think of getting the oil and vinegar or lemon juice in.
For the oil, you can go for whatever type you like best, but olive oil and coconut oil are healthy favorites. Some persons add in a little melted butter instead of oil while others opt for sour cream whose butterfat content does a good job as the oil substitute.
When it comes to the vinegar, if you are not a fan, then the lemon juice is sufficient. Of course, if you go with sour cream as your oil substitute, then it will also give that tangy taste that the vinegar or lemon juice would have.
Persons who are new to making devilled eggs can enjoy the extreme pleasure of trying out all the no-mayo variations to find the one(s) they totally love. Also, if you’ve been making your deviled eggs the “mayo way” all along, it might just be time to mix things up a bit. Leave out the mayonnaise and see how the substitute ingredients work for you and your taste buds!
Four Really Easy Deviled Eggs (No-Mayo) Recipes for You to Try
1. Vinegar and Oil – Here you will need 2 teaspoons each of vinegar and oil
Hard boil the eggs then cool them down in an ice bath. Peel the eggs then cut them in half, lengthwise. Gently squeeze out the yolks and add vinegar, salt, pepper, oil, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and some sugar. Mix them together until fluffy. Fill the egg whites with the yolk mixture and serve with a topping of paprika.
Full recipe: http://www.deviledeggs101.com/deviled-eggs-without-mayo/
2. Olive Oil and Lemon Juice – 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice bring this recipe together
Boil and cool the eggs. Peel them and cut them in half, lengthwise. Place the yolks, lemon juice, mustard, unrefined salt and freshly ground pepper in a food processor then pulse until the mixture looks like a fine ground. Keep the food processor on and slowly add olive oil to the yolk mixture until everything is just incorporated and fluffy. Use this mixture to fill the egg whites and garnish them with some sweet paprika. Serve chilled.
Full recipe: http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2011/04/simple-deviled-eggs.html
3. Sour Cream and Olive Oil - This recipe uses 4 teaspoons of sour cream to one tablespoon of olive oil
Start with hard boiled eggs cut lengthwise in half. Use a fork to mash the yolks in a bowl. Add in sour cream, yellow (prepared) mustard, oil and salt. Mix well and use to fill the egg whites. Sprinkle on paprika and place in the refrigerator to chill. Serve.
Full recipe: http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2014/04/17/recipe-deviled-eggs-without-mayo/
4. Vinegar and Melted Butter - 1½ teaspoons each of melted butter and vinegar are required for this recipe
Peel and halve the hard boiled eggs. Place the yolks in a bowl and mash them with a fork. Add vinegar, dry mustard, salt, pepper, melted butter, Worcestershire sauce and sugar to the eggs and mix well. Use the yolk mixture to fill the egg whites and garnish with a sprinkle of paprika.
Full recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/grand-ma-mas-deviled-eggs-no-mayo-364152
Is a Fork Really Sufficient for Making No-Mayo Deviled Eggs?
A fork works well at mashing the yolks and mixing in the other ingredients for a nice fluffy filling. Why then do some persons insist on bringing out the food processor? It’s a matter of consistency.
With the food processor, you can get a creamier, smoother and more combined filling for your deviled eggs. The filling done in the food processor also tends to look better when piped out into the egg whites – more professional-looking, perhaps. Plus, it’s much less elbow grease!
Keep Them Coming! More Deviled Eggs Fillings
Making the filling of your deviled eggs is pretty much like making the filling for your omelette recipe - no two ever have to be the same! You can add practically anything you wish or whatever you happen to have on hand. Go with your favorite foods or something you’ve been dying to try.
There really is no limit to what you can add to the filling of your deviled eggs or choose to use as your garnish. Try as many combinations as you like to see which ones match your taste. Let your imagination run wild!
A Few Extra Deviled Tips
The Eggs – Perfect hard boiled eggs are the best start to your deviled eggs. Fresh eggs take longer to firm up when boiled and are harder to peel. For deviled eggs, use the ones that are anywhere from one to two weeks old. They will peel easily with the outsides smooth for a much better presentation.
Storage – If the deviled eggs have already been assembled, choose a container that will hold them side by side without space left for them to roll about. They will last a few days but by day 3 they may not look as bright and pretty as they did on day one. (Place a sheet or two of paper napkins in the bottom of the container – it will keep the egg whites from getting soggy).
Easy Assembly – Transporting prepared deviled eggs can be tricky, so if you have the convenience of assembling them once you get to your destination, here’s what you can do. Have the halved whites in one container, the filling in a sealed plastic bag, and the garnishes in separate small containers. Take along a pair of kitchen scissors as well.
When you are ready to put your masterpiece together, just arrange the whites on a tray, snip off the tip of one corner of the bag. Pipe the filling into the whites and then garnish away!
This video has some other very helpful deviled eggs tips – check it out!
One Last Word for Parents
Want to know what’s the absolute best thing about deviled eggs? It’s that kids who normally won’t have anything to do with the yolk of a hardboiled egg will simply gobble up a deviled egg – yolk and all!
That makes deviled eggs a great way to ensure your children enjoy all the nutritional benefits of the amazing egg yolk. Deviled eggs are also perfect for getting kids to help with preparing meals and developing their creativity in the kitchen.
- Darren Clunie