Party goers love deviled eggs and these little devils are sure to delight at your Halloween celebration! The tangy and zesty yogurt filling topped with red pepper taste as terrific as they look. Set them out on a black plate on top of a red napkin or cloth for a dramatic effect.
- 6 large eggs
- 1 tsp (5 ml) sweet paprika
- 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) smoked paprika (optional)
- ¼ tsp (1 ml) salt
- ½ cup (125 ml) 2 % plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1½ tsp (5 7 ml) Dijon mustard
- ½ small sweet red pepper
- Place eggs in a large shallow pot or deep skillet and add cold water to cover by at least 1 inch (2.5 cm). Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 17 minutes. Drain off hot water and run cold water into the pot to cover eggs. Let stand, refreshing with more cold water to keep water cool, until eggs are cold. Drain and peel eggs, then rinse and pat dry.
- Line a baking sheet with damp paper towel. Cut eggs in half lengthwise, wiping the blade of the knife with a damp cloth between each cut. Pop yolks out of whites into a medium bowl. Place whites cut side up on lined baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate whites until ready to assemble, for up to 1 day.
- In a bowl, mash yolks with a fork to fine crumbs. Add paprika, smoked paprika (if using), salt, yogurt, lemon juice and mustard and mash until blended. Season with pepper to taste. Fill eggs or place plastic wrap directly on the surface of filling and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
- To assemble, spoon filling into the whites, mounding generously. Garnish to serve right away or cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
- Cut sweet pepper into tiny triangles, about ¼ inch (0.5 cm) wide and ¾ inch (2 cm) long, to resemble devil horns. Wrap in a damp paper towel, then plastic and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
- Just before serving, arrange eggs on a large serving platter. Insert red pepper triangles in the wider end of the eggs to look like horns.
Cooking Tip: To ease preparation, you can hard-cook the eggs up to 3 days ahead (leave them in the shell) and store in the refrigerator, then follow the make-ahead instructions and just assemble the eggs on the platter shortly before you serve them.
Variation: For a spicy version, add 2 tsp (10 ml) minced drained canned chipotle pepper to the filling or add ¼ tsp (1 ml) chipotle pepper powder with the paprika.
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