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National Deviled Egg Day 2024: Date, History, Activities

Deviled eggs are just hard-boiled eggs that have been split in half and filled with — well, that’s up to you! National Deviled Egg Day is a time to make and consume America’s favorite potluck food, whether you use ground mustard or regular mustard, chives or bacon, hold the paprika or add more, or any combination of these ingredients. On November 2, indulge in your favorite recipe, make use of current trends, or dash to the supermarket to pick up some simple, pre-made eggs.

When is National Deviled Egg Day

What is your go-to appetizer or side dish for celebrations, holidays, family get-togethers, and potluck meals on National Deviled Egg Day? Every year on November 2nd, deviled eggs steal the show as the main attraction.

National Deviled Egg Day History

Deviled eggs are a delightful appetizer frequently found at buffets, and gatherings, and are frequently given as a starter for dinner, thus they are far from diabolical. Typically, they are produced by hard-boiling eggs, cutting them in half, then mixing mayonnaise and mustard with the yolks. They are then frequently sprinkled with seasonings like curry powder or pepper, but if you’re feeling fancy, you could also add bacon or fish.

The first mentions of deviled eggs can be found in recipes that date back to Ancient Rome. They may be served with a regional twist in different areas of the world; for example, in France, Germany, and the Netherlands, they are frequently prepared in a version with parsley and fresh tomato. If you order this dish in Hungary, you might receive the yolks mixed with milk-soaked white bread, whereas, in Sweden, you are more likely to receive the yolks mixed with sour cream and chopped chives.
In the USA, deviled eggs are so well-liked that you can find trays and plates designed just to serve them. In some supermarkets, you may even find them already made and wrapped.

National Deviled Egg Day Activities

All you have to do to participate in National Deviled Egg Day is hard to boil some eggs, remove the yolk, combine it with mayonnaise and your preferred seasonings, then re-stuff the egg. Add some mustard and a tiny bit of curry powder for something a little hotter. You can now enjoy your meal after adding a few parsley sprigs as a finishing touch.

Simple is best.

Mayo, Dijon mustard, and relish are ingredients in the traditional deviled egg dish. Different flavors or substances are added depending on the region.

Deviled eggs for dessert

In chocolate deviled eggs, cream cheese, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and heavy cream replace the yolky center. Sprinkles and a dash of sea salt are added on top.

Include them in a salad.

Olive oil, anchovies, and garlic can be used to make deviled eggs with Caesar salad. Add croutons, shredded romaine lettuce, and Parmesan cheese on top of them.

Facts on National Deviled Egg Day: 

Here are some fascinating facts about eggs and deviled eggs!

  • In the ancient Roman novel “Satyricon” by Petronius, a wealthy person served songbirds that had been packed inside peasant eggs and marinated in peppered egg yolk.
  • One of the earliest mentions of making deviled eggs occurred in this passage.
  • In Rome, eggs were frequently provided as a form of hospitality. 
  • The phrase “ab ova usque ad mala,” which translates to “from the start of the meal to the end,” captures the significance of eggs in Roman culture and cuisine.
  • Eggs are a great source of protein and have all the vitamins except for vitamin C.
  • The record for eating 65 hard-boiled eggs in 6 minutes and 40 seconds belongs to Sonya Thomas.

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