Originally Posted by Scatterprime
From my great grandmother on down, everyone in my family has made deviled eggs with pickle relish, usually half and half dill and sweet relish. Recently I have ran into other people who have always had it without. I've tried it, but wasn't real impressed, finding them dry and lacking in flavor (but maybe I just haven't tried the right recipe). So I was hoping all of you could give some feedback as to which way you prefer it and why?
Thanks in advance :)
The Chief's Deviled eggs, made almost as my dear mother made them:
6 hard boiled eggs, not overcooked
Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
1 tsp. mustard powder
sweet Pickle Relish
Sweet Hungarian Paprika
Remove the yolks and place into a bowl. Add enough salad dressing to make a thick paste. Stir in the mustard powder and let sit for 1 minute. Taste. The mustard powder flavor should be there, but not so much as to be bitter. Add the relish until the yolk mixture is creamy with relish bits throughout. Fill the egg-whites and sprinkle with papirka.
Oops, I forgot the minced onion, about a tsp. or so added to the yolks.
I've had deviled eggs that were so dry and flavorless, or very heavy with dill relish. I didn't much like them.
I think that deviled eggs are just what you're used to. What's great to me might be terrible for you. What someone else thinks is an amazing deviled egg might be completely terrible to me. I will eat them, and be polite while I'm doing it. I might even compliment the cook on the execution.
My best advice is to make the deviled eggs as you enjoy them. If someone doesn't like them the way you make them, there's usually other things available to satisfy them at the tray.
Seeeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North