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Friday, September 16, 2011

Smoky Deviled Eggs

   I can't guarantee a lot of things in life,but I can guarantee you in about half of the cookbooks ( on the middle shelf) have a recipe for deviled eggs in it's table of contents. I just know it.

    Deviled eggs are a staple in Southern cooking.I haven't been to a cookout,church potluck or Christmas day lunch at Aunt Dorothy's house that didn't include deviled eggs on the menu.

It would just be odd.

   The classic egg dish has had many a makeover in the last million years,but I never thought I would add lime juice and cilantro among other ingredients to deviled eggs.Lisa Fain of Homesick Texan has made me a fan of cilantro and lime juice in deviled eggs.

Way to go Lisa.

    I chose the Smoky Deviled Eggs as my Blogger's Choice recipe for the third week of The Homesick Texan Cookbook Spotlight/Cook-Off. It was a perfect recipe for the occasion and fit in nicely with the menu: Grilled Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce, mixed greens salad, Big Daddy's Grilled Blue Cheese and Bacon Potato Salad and for dessert simple tiramisu made with vanilla almond biscotti .The occasion was family dinner nite. We gather around the table once a month and enjoy a meal together. We (my husband and I ...and 4 cats...) moved five months back and the faces at family dinner nite have changed. I sure do miss my family back in Memphis,BUT! I have been blessed with the chance to get to know my husband's family more and spoil them rotten too!
*This post is part of The Homesick Texan Cookbook Spotlight and Cook-Off sponsored by Hyperion and hosted at girlichef*

         The meal came together nicely for lots of reasons,but mostly because of all the menu items could be made ahead! Yipppeee! So here goes it with the Smoky Deviled Eggs:

  The ingredients are pretty simple and pack so much flavor : eggs,lime juice,cilantro,yellow mustard,mayo,cumin,smoked paprika,chipotle powder,minced garlic and salt to taste.

   Find that classy deviled egg tray,mix a;; ingredients for the smoky deviled eggs and...
   Ta-da! Smoky deviled eggs appear magically in classy deviled egg tray!

Smoky Deviled Eggs
adapted from The Homesick Texan Cookbook 
written by Lisa Fain
6 large hard-boiled eggs,peeled and cut in half lengthwise
1 tsp lime juice
2 tsp chopped cilantro
2 TBL yellow prepared mustard
1/4 c mayonnaise
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp smoked paprika, plus more for garnish
1/4 tsp chipotle powder
1 clove garlic,minced
salt,to taste
1.Scoop the yolks out from the eggs into a bowl and mash until smooth.
2.Stir in the lime juice,cilantro,mustard,mayonnaise,ground cumin,smoked paprika,chipotle powder, and garlic.Mix until well combined. Taste and add the salt and adjust seasonings.
3. Scoop or pipe the mixture into the halved eggs and sprinkle with additional smoked paprika.


  1. I was wondering how these tasted...I am glad to know that you liked them. They sure sound delicious! Looks like you have a lot of bellies to nice :D

  2. I firmly believe that a little lime juice and cilantro serve to make an amazing dish... and improve an already delectable favorite! I'd love to try these soon.

  3. Well who knew. Looks like Lisa can throw lime juice, cilantro and peppers in anything and come out a winner. Deviled eggs used to be one of my favs, I'll have to try this version.

  4. These sound so good! I love anything with lime juice. It's been fun cooking together these last few weeks!!


  5. I have these tagged to make so I am happy to hear it was so good. Great pick! ;-)