Deriving from stuffed eggs, deviled eggs take their fiendish name due to the addition of fiery spices like cayenne or hot sauce. Stuffed eggs may have first appeared in 13th century Andalusia, where boiled eggs were served packed with spicy contents, but the "deviled" moniker didn't surface until the 18th century. Today, deviled eggs refer to any egg hard-cooked egg, sliced in half lengthwise, with its yolk removed, blended with other ingredients, seasonings and mayonnaise or sour cream, then spooned back into its pocket, and often sprinkled with paprika.
Per usual, we scoured the Slashfood Flickr pool for some unique recipes to recommend, finding that Rachel at Coconut&Lime dominated the array. Take inspiration from her culinary experiments -- and feel free to deviate using your favorite additions and seasonings, from horseradish to arugula, prosciutto to cilantro.
- Tarragon, chive and caper deviled eggs (pictured above)
- Spanish deviled eggs
- Guacamole deviled eggs
- Basil deviled eggs
- Wasabi deviled eggs
- Smoked salmon deviled eggs
Become a member of the Slashfood Flickr pool to get a shot at having your photos featured on the site.