Spicy Deviled Eggs

In honor of National Egg Day here is an old-time favorite – Deviled Eggs !

I have done them 2 ways both hot but they start with the same base recipe.

10 whole eggs steamed or boiled whatever way you are most comfortable cooking them, but make sure you don’t overcook them.

hardboiled eggs

Cut the eggs in half and scoop out the yolks into another bowl.

smashed eggs

Mix into the smashed egg yolks the following: 1/3 cup of good mayonnaise, 1 tsp of lemon juice, 1 tsp yellow mustard, S&P to taste, and since it is supposed to be spicy, a little granulated garlic.

Now it is up to you just how spicy you want to get some of them. I topped with tamed jalapeño pepper slices for my wife and some I topped with a healthy squirt of Sriracha Sauce for me!

Put them in the fridge for a couple of hours so they would be nice and cold.

Sprinkle them with some Cajun seasoning as a new twist on the classic paprika garnish.

And enjoy them by the pool with a few beers.

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finished eggs 2

Happy National Egg Day Everyone 10/11/13!

Spicy Pepper Poppers

Our local farmers market sells these great mini colored peppers. They go great in salads and other dishes, but they make a great popper.

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1. Cut the tops of the mini-peppers.

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2. Clean out the peppers.

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3. Spicy cream cheese filling made with jalapenos in the food processor.

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4. Place peppers in muffin tin to support and bake them. Place cream cheese filling in pipping bag.

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5. Fill peppers to top with mixture.

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6. Baked until top is golden brown. (Left over mixture placed in celery as a snack.)