NATIONAL DEVILED EGG DAY
National Deviled Egg Day features a favorite hors-d’oeuvre or side dish for parties, holidays, family reunions and potluck dinners. Deviled eggs shine as the star of the show each year on November 2nd.
This well-loved food wows guests during the holidays. Designers have even created specially designed carrying dishes and plates just so you can deliver your deviled eggs safely and in style. The deli section of the grocery store prepares packaged deviled eggs. They can even be found in some convenience stores, too.
Other names for this devilish dish include eggs mimosa, stuffed egg, salad eggs, or dressed egg. To make them, shell hard-boiled eggs, cut them in half, and scoop out the yolk. The yolk is mixed with other ingredients such as mayonnaise and mustard and then added back into the white. The possibilities are endless!
Eggs are quite versatile when it comes to making simple dishes elegant. The deviled egg is another example of taking the humble egg and transforming it with one or two simple ingredients. The final result steals the show. Colorful relishes, spicy peppers, pimentos or savory herbs, elevate deviled eggs to a spectacular and tasty morsel. Additionally, the variety offers entirely new flavor profiles demonstrating just how delicious this family favorite can be.
Other approaches make them a little more creamy with sour cream. Do you like things a little more tart? Try adding vinegar to the filling. Depending on how you make them, it may be possible to satisfy just about every palate. From the traditional paprika garnish to crunchy bacon, or a little caviar, anchovy or herring, there is some devilish experimenting any cook can do.
The first known print reference referring to the term “deviled” about food, appeared in 1786. By the 19th century, devilish referred to spicy or zesty food. The term also applied to eggs prepared with mustard, pepper, or other ingredients stuffed in the yolk cavity.
HOW TO OBSERVE #DeviledEggDay
Make up your favorite recipe or try something new. Try a fancy recipe. Serve them for guests or just for you. Surprise your family with several kinds of deviled eggs to choose from.
Enjoy this Basic Deviled Eggs recipe.
Use #DeviledEggDay to post on social media.
How to mix up your deviled egg ways:
- Swap out your regular paprika for smoked paprika. You’ll be surprised by the difference.
- Add garlic to the mixture.
- Substitute the mayo for avocado and lime. Not only will your deviled eggs be tasty, they’ll be pretty, too.
- Top your deviled eggs with bacon and chopped tomatoes and chives.
Do you need more devilish ways to celebrate the egg? Well, read Eggs 11 Ways for more fun ideas.
NATIONAL DEVILED EGG DAY HISTORY
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November 2nd Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
For several reasons, the 1920 election is notable. Thanks to the passing of the 19th amendment, women voted in a presidential election for the first time. Of the 100 signers of the Declaration of Sentiments at the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention, only one lived to see the day – Charlotte Woodward Pierce.
The voters elected Warren G. Harding as president.
The KDKA radio station in Pittsburgh becomes one of the first to broadcast voting returns.
At a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Akron, OH, Dupont announced the development of synthetic rubber. Notre Dame priest, Rev Julius Arthur Nieuwland, is credited with the discovery of the process. Synthetic rubber is more elastic, flexible, and heat and cold tolerant than natural rubber. The discovery improved options for many products throughout industry.
For the first and only time, Howard Hughes pilots the Spruce Goose on its only flight. Designated the H-4, the entirely wooden plane was larger than any other aircraft at the time. Hughes piloted the plane for one minute. He reached an altitude of 70 feet and flew for just over one mile.
Harry S. Truman wins re-election in an upset against Thomas E. Dewey. Pollsters were so certain of Dewey’s win that the Chicago Daily Tribune published its paper with the headline “Dewey Defeats Truman!”
American William Shepherd and Russians Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko become the first International Space Station residents when their Soyuz spacecraft links up.
November 2nd Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Daniel Boone – 1734
The American frontiersman became one of the country’s first legendary folk heroes. He was an explorer and pioneer who blazed trails followed by thousands of settlers.
James Knox Polk – 1795
James Polk was the 11th United States president. He ran on the Manifest Destiny platform and served one term. Before being elected president, Polk served as Speaker of the House.
Warren G. Harding – 1865
The former newspaper publisher was elected as the 29th President of the United States. During his short tenure, Harding and Congress made a lot of progress. However, in 1923, Harding suffered a heart attack and died.
Amar Bose – 1929
The engineer’s research into hi-fi sound led him to launch the Bose Corporation in 1964.
Rose Bird – 1936
The jurist was the first woman named Justice and the first woman Chief Justice in the United States.
Willie McGee – 1958
Throughout his 18 seasons playing in the MLB, the four-time All-Star earned two batting titles and three Gold Gloves Awards. McGee also helped win the 1982 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals.
k.d. lang – 1961
The award-winning singer-songwriter is best known for her hits “Constant Craving” and “Wonderful World.”
David Schwimmer – 1966
The Emmy Award-nominated actor rose to fame as Dr. Ross Geller in the ensemble comedy series Friends.