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Devilishly Delicious Eggs

Boil, mix, stuff and serve!

Anyone can make these healthy, delicious, protein-packed deviled eggs!  See how easy it is whip up a deviled egg, and learn how to remove shells from a boiled egg without destroying its beautiful curvy roundness.

Deviled Eggs

Ingredients

12 hard boiled eggs
1/8 cup low fat mayonnaise
1/8 cup 0% or 2% plain Greek yogurt
1 tspn Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Shell hard boiled eggs. Pop yolks out and into a mixing bowl. cut whites in half long-wise. Mix the yolks, mayo, yogurt and mustard together. Stuff the empty whites with a spoonful of the mixture. To create different flavors to your eggs, try adding any of the below spices, herbs or flavors into the egg mixture or use as a garnish.

  • Green or red Tabasco sauce
  • Fresh herbs like basil or cilantro
  • Fancy or plain mustard
  • Smoked salmon or crab meat
  • Chopped green or red Onions
  • Diced sun-dried or fresh seeded tomatoes
  • Spices like curry, paprika, cayenne pepper, or red pepper flakes

Egg Subsitutes During the Recall

This is not a good time to own an omelet restaurant, or to be planning a brunch with assorted egg dishes. But like a vegan, it is a good time to try cooking with an egg substitute.

Egg Substitutes

Bananas and Applesauce
Smash up or blend about a half a banana or 1/4 cup applesauce to use as an egg replacer in baked goods such as muffins, pancakes or yeast-free quick breads, such as pumpkin bread, and of course, banana bread! Bananas and applesauce add the perfect amount of thick moisture, like eggs, but they won’t help your dishes rise or turn out light and fluffy, so be sure the recipe you are using includes a bit of baking powder or baking soda to help it rise if needed.

Tofu
Tofu is the best way to substitute eggs in dishes such as a quiche, fritatta or egg salad. The texture of silken tofu or crumbled regular tofu is surprisingly similar to boiled or cooked eggs when used in a similar recipe and, by adding a bit of mustard, turmeric or nutritional yeast to your dish to give it a yellow hue, your eyes will be tricked as well as your taste buds! Because other recipe adjustments are probably needed to make an egg-free fritatta, for example, its best to follow a recipe rather than just replacing the eggs with tofu.

Silken tofu is also a perfect egg substitute for baked goods. To use, blend 1/4 cup silken tofu with liquid ingredients until tofu is smooth and creamy. While it won’t alter the flavor of a recipe, using tofu as an egg substitute will make baked goods a bit on the heavy and thick side, so it works well in brownies and pancakes, but wouldn’t work well in something like an angel food cake that needs to be light and fluffy.

Egg Safety

It’s also time to follow a few egg rules when eggs make their semolina-free comeback. Health experts advise people to refrigerate eggs, use them within two weeks, cook them thoroughly, and never ingest raw eggs. As with meat, containers and surfaces that have come into contact with raw eggs should not touch any ready-to-eat food.