Photo: Andrew Scrivani
I'm a self-confessed deviled-egg worshipper. Even when I'm out at tapas bar Tía Pol, in Manhattan, along with the anchovies and chorizo, I order deviled eggs (or should I say huevos rellenos al pimentón de la vera). And yes, I have a custom plate for them, a sweet, corny gift from my mom back when I was in college -- the grass-green plate with little egg-shaped indentations also holds a set of salt-and-pepper shakers shaped like chickens. Deviled eggs are not exactly about hellfire.
However, we continue to try. In a New York Times story, writer Melissa Clark put an extra dose of devil in her eggs (above, as photographed by Andrew Scrivani) by adding a bit of tomato paste and smoked paprika, which, she says, made them "gently sweet, forcefully spicy and . . . smoky." Emeril Lagasse amps up the heat in his recipe with jalapeños, chipotle and his own Southwest spice blend. The devil, it seems, is in the details.
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