by Texas Homesteader ~
Everyone loves deviled eggs. But add a little spicy pico de gallo and you’ve got deviled eggs with a KICK!
Check out today’s Homestead Hack for ramping up the flavor of plain deviled eggs.
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Family Reunion Finger Food
Recently while hosting our annual RanchFest family reunion, RancherMan declared our food offerings would be comprised only of finger foods.
Smoked brisket sandwiches,
Stuffed bacon-wrapped jalapenos,
Fresh fruit trays,
and oh-so-much more!
Y’all know our homestead hens are giving us lots of eggs these days. I’d really like to put them to good use.
Since it’s a finger-foods feast I planned to make deviled eggs to go with our no-utensils-required cuisine.
But I didn’t want to make plain ole ordinary deviled eggs, oh no. This is RANCHFEST!
I wanted deviled eggs with a Texas KICK!
Making Deviled Eggs
I boiled up about a dozen eggs a day earlier and sat the cooled, cooked eggs in the fridge.
The next morning I peeled those eggs using my method for easier peeling for fresh boiled eggs.
No-Mess Shortcut For Making Deviled Eggs
When the boiled eggs were cooled & peeled I cut them in half and scooped out the yolks.
Here’s a no-mess shortcut for making deviled eggs. In a zippered add deviled eggs ingredients:
Then remove the air and zip up the bag. Using your hands mash & squeeze the contents until they’re fully blended.
Then cut a tiny section off the corner of the bag to ‘pipe’ the filling into the cooked and hollowed egg whites.
I filled half of those prepared whites with our traditional deviled egg filling.
But we want the other half of our deviled eggs to have pico de gallo added for a spicy kick.
Our Favorite Pico de Gallo Chopper
To the chopper RancherMan added the following Pico de Gallo ingredients:
Two roma tomatoes,
Half an onion,
One clove of garlic,
A fistful of cilantro
Small squirt of lime juice.
DANG we love this pico-making chopper! We simply roughly cut the tomatoes in half, onion into quarters & dropped everything in, squeezing a lime for juice.
Then we just gave it a few spins and BOOM! Homemade Pico de Gallo in minutes!
Pico de Gallo – Spicy Or Not?
We love spicy food, but not all of our guests do.
So RancherMan left the jalapeno out of this first batch so that the ramped-up deviled eggs would be palatable to all guests regardless of their tolerance for spiciness.
(Of course he made another batch & included the jalapeno for pico de gallo as it was MEANT to be! LOL)
To make the other half of our deviled eggs spicy I stirred in a couple of healthy whoppin’ spoonfuls of pico de gallo into the remaining filling.
Then I piped the spicier filling into the remaining prepared egg whites.
When all the eggs were filled I sprinkled a little paprika on top for contrasting color. I like to top with a little fresh pico de gallo too.
Mama always said ‘Presentation is Half The Meal’, and mama’s always right!
Identifying The Spicier Deviled Eggs
But how will I identify the spicier deviled eggs that include jalapenos? Easy!
I topped the deviled eggs containing the jalapeno-spicy pico de gallo with a thin slice of fresh jalapeno. Those are the spicier ones for our guests who wanted a little kick!
Everyone loves deviled eggs. It’s a great thing to bring for a covered dish. Deviled eggs are always gobbled up at any gathering when I’ve brought them.
But these more flavorful pico de gallo deviled eggs were the hit of the party!!
Give it a try, it’s a delicious spicy twist on an old favorite!
Other Kitchen Hacks
Low Waste Kitchen Tips
- Keep That Broccoli Fresh
- Don’t Waste Onion Trimmings
- How To Get Free Vegetable Broth
- Easier Deviled Eggs – No Mess!
- MYO Crispy Taco Shells CHEAP
- Instant Pot Boiled Eggs WITHOUT The Shells
- Saute & Freeze Onions For Kitchen Convenience
- Roasting Peppers Quickly On Gas Stove Top
- Heat-Free Way to Peel Tomatoes
- How To Tell If Your Baking Powder Is Still Good
Kitchen Efficiency Tips
- Make Your Slow Cooker More Efficient
- No Cooking Fat Down The Drain
- Quick Baking Measurement Reminder System
- Easy Reminder For Kitchen Stove
- Expand Your Muffin Tin Capacity With Canning-Jar Rings
- Less Mess When Measuring Honey
- Easily Opening Those Stubborn Jars
…and many MORE!
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