Deviled Eggs

An attractive party dish which is trivially easy to make.

Vegetarian. Hands-on time: 10 mins. Total time: 10 mins.

Contributed by Janey Macleod (March 2010).

Deviled eggs (also known as eggs mimosa or Russian eggs) are a popular item at picnics, pot-luck suppers and buffets. They can also be served as an appetizer or as part of a main course salad. They are extremely easy to make - in fact, you don't really need a recipe.

All you have to do is hard-boil the eggs, let them cool, and remove the shells. Cut them lengthwise, and carefully remove the yolks. Mash the yolks with a little mayonnaise and some prepared mustard. You can optionally other flavorings, such as curry powder, finely chopped scallion (spring onion), or a shake of Tabasco.

Finally, spoon the yolks back into the egg whites, and optionally garnish with a little paprika. Arrange the eggs on a serving platter, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Note on quantities and temperatures:
Quantities are given in American (cups), imperial (oz, fl oz) and metric (g, ml) units. Do not mix the units - use one or other system throughout the recipe.
See also How much does a cup weigh?
oz = ounces, fl oz = fluid ounces, g = grams, ml = milliliters, tsp = teaspoons, tbsp = tablespoons.
Oven temperatures are given in degrees F (Fahrenheit) and C (Celsius).
For fan-assisted ovens, reduce the temperature by 20F or 10C.