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F L AV O R S

A TRIBUTE

EGGS

Deviled

Both the eggs and the dishes that cradle this
Appalachian specialty are worthy of celebration.

Text and photos by FRED & JILL SAUCEMAN

Basic Southern
Deviled Eggs
6 large eggs
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 heaping teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
1 heaping tablespoon sweet pickle relish
½ to 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Paprika
Boil eggs and peel. Cut eggs in half and place cooked yolks in a small bowl.
Mash yolks with a fork. Add mayonnaise, mustard, pickle relish, vinegar, salt,
and pepper. Mix and stir until creamy. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed.
Fill the hollowed egg white halves with the yolk mixture. Sprinkle each deviled
egg with some paprika. Cover and refrigerate.

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hey are served on beds of waxed paper in
cloudy Tupperware containers. Pieces of
tape affixed to the bottom announce the
names of the owners. They are served on
sparkling antique crystal plates handed
down through generations. Stoneware
and china cradle them, too.
There are as many ways to serve deviled eggs as
there are ways to create them. They are symbols
of both survival and celebration. They can be piping-bag fancy or spoon-plopped simple. The yolks
can be carefully creamed through a food mill or
quickly mashed with a fork.
From the frugality of a mayonnaise, mustard,
and vinegar-only approach to a sophisticated
French riff with tarragon, imported Dijon mustard, and artisanal butter, deviled eggs fit in just
about anywhere.
The egg is a blank canvas. The creativity it inspires is infinite. We've seen them stuffed with Nova


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