Pumpkin Deviled Eggs

0 Posted by - November 21, 2012 - Food & Drink, Halloween & Autumn

Every year, when everyone else’s kitchen is filled with the scents of baking pies and roasting turkeys, my kitchen smells like sulphur farts. Why? Because I am the designated deviled egg maker– mostly because I can’t bake and I’m honestly incapable of most cooking, too.

So happy fart-smelling Thanksgiving to me. To foil everyone, this year I decided to try a new recipe for deviled eggs. The theory was that if they work, I will still be the deviled egg hero. If they fail, I’ll have an excuse to make my kitchen smell like something other than sulphur farts next holiday… maybe eau de burning.

Anyway, I decided to try these:

Image from Tadka Pasta

Now, you all know that last time I deviated from my deviled egg plan, things did not go well. But I had high hopes for this year, since these looked easier.

Also, I bought pre-boiled eggs. I know it’s the lazy woman’s way, but who am I, really? I’m going to just own that I am lazy and hate peeling eggs. There, I said it.

So my deviled egg adventure took a lot less time this year, and a lot less swearing. When you can get right to the yolk-mooshing, it’s much nicer.

This yolk-moosh mixture is much less runny than my usual yolk-moosh mixture, so I was dubious about having enough to fill the eggs and also about how well it would work.

But, I am happy to say that I was wrong.

Then I was worried about the step where you wet your fingertip to smooth the yolks into a round shape. But that worked too.

I will tell you, you do have to keep your finger pretty wet, which in my case meant running over to the sink a lot. (I know, spit is usually good enough for me, but I didn’t want to give my family cooties for Thanksgiving.)

See? Nice smooth yolks.

By this point, since everything had started working so well, I got confident and had no trouble believing that I could make these look like pumpkins with naught but a toothpick and some green onions.

It worked!

You guys, I have to say, if you want a deviled egg recipe that even I can’t mess up, this one is probably it. As far as the taste, if you don’t like curry, you’re pretty much screwed, because these are super curry… um… curry-y? But I love curry, so I think they’re delicious.

I have to tell you, though, my usual deviled eggs looked kind of gross and runny compared to these. So I’m only going to call it a half win, because now my regular recipe is ruined forever.

Happy Thanksgiving! May your kitchen be filled with the scents of the holiday. (And by that I mean I hope I’m not the only one whose kitchen smells like a portajohn.)

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  • KpQuePasa

    Those are super cute!  I’m glad they worked out for you.

  • LisaV

    Don’t you mean a “Squatty Potty”? Pre-peeled hard boiled eggs are the best product since, well, the egg!

  • KasieStrickland

    Mazel tov.

  • stephanie_carlson

    There are pre-boiled, peeled eggs for sale? I learn something new every day. Your eggs look great! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • LynnJK

    I never knew deviled eggs were a staple for Thanksgiving.  They look pretty good though!

  • ANoelleSouth

    Cute!  Also, peeling the stupid eggs SUCKS.  I’ve got to find the wonder that is preboiled eggs now.
    Also, I have no idea where the actual pin for this is (I refuse to join Pintrest), but it looked like it could be either fun or a disaster:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150250190459943&set=a.115667814942.22898.97627134942&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

    • JulieHaywardBrantley

      ANoelleSouth  “I refuse to join Pintrest”?!?!?!?   Lol, but I am going to need an explanation…not that you owe one but I certainly need one! :)

  • m_pinning

    The only pre-boiled eggs I can find in my local store are pickled eggs. But they have a big-ass jar of those! Do you think they’d be good deviled? A big ol’ platter of pickled/deviled/pumpkin eggs! (Eww, I just thought of how THAT would smell!)

  • Christine G

    In our house, sulfur farts happen AFTER consuming quantities of deliciously deviled eggs, just sayin’. 
    <<<  www.deviledeggs.com  >>> This website is the source of all that is good in deviled-egg-construction-techniques (pre-Pinterest!). Don’t worry about trying to include all the extra tips at once, just gradually add some of the tips each time you make deviled eggs. They might seem extra picky for a simple recipe, but each little tip noticeably helps. Man, now I really need some of these…
    Also, store-bought pre-boiled pre-peeled eggs just blew my mind  O_o

    • Pintester

      Christine G Wow, that site kind of makes me want to boil and peel eggs, and that’s saying something.

  • http://www.owlsloveglitter.tumblr.com/ jflag07

    To keep your finger wet without going to the sink, you should keep a cup of water next to your eggs. :)

  • kbullet

    Every time I go to crack the peel off I end up getting all hulk on it and smooshing the egg thus ruining the pretty of a deviled egg.  Luckily, I hate eggs so I don’t really care what they look like :)

    • andypandy123

      kbullet use a spoon to peel your eggs..works every time!!

  • DigitalChick

    Looks like the original has paprika sprinkled on them. Do you have something against paprika? Otherwise, they look great. I’ve never had curry in my deviled eggs. I’ll have to give it a try.

    • DigitalChick

      “have” paprika, not “has”

  • SarahKruse

    Yours kind of look like raw burger patties to me.

    • SarahKruse

      Or brains….quite possibly brains

  • mstymndy

    Good job!!!  :)

  • JoyLuVasquez

    You should’ve boiled your own! Then you could have tried one of the endless “do this and peeling your eggs will be SO much easier! OMG it totally worked”pins. It could’ve been a Two-fer!

  • http://[email protected] sheilablake

    I may be blind, but I can’t find the recipe.

    • Pintester

      sheilablake I always link the first image and caption to go to the original blog post. You’ll find the recipe there!

  • Ethne Hedren Denham

    Portajohn.  Now if you could work that into a post that also refers to ‘moist panties’, I’d call that perfect.

  • connerzgram

    put my family and friends together in my kitchen anytime and it always smells farty – we’re all quite gassy for some reason!  plus farts are funny and we like to laugh

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  • Piumen

    Pre-boiled and pre-peeled eggs?! Really? I actually said What the FUCK out loud here. We don’t have shit like that in Norway, that’s for sure. Here we have to peel our own eggs while cursing the living Crap out of everything around us.

  • Red Head

    Piumen: Buy your eggs a couple weeks ahead of time, older eggs peel easier…

  • ThetaSigma

    I know this is a bizarre hang-up of mine, but there are certain foods I will *not* buy pre-done, and I don’t know why that is. For some, I definitely know — like, I grate my own cheese because grated cheese has nasty shit in it to keep it from clumping and YUCK. But I won’t buy pre-hardboiled eggs, and I honestly don’t know beyond “ew, yuck, no, boil your own eggs, self!” I will also not buy pre-chopped veggies, unless they are butternut squash, ’cause who the fuck has time to chop up a butternut squash? Those things could be used as building material, if they didn’t rot.

  • Oriana

    Okay no. I love you. I love your blog. I don’t love the purchase of pre-boiled eggs. WTF? Pot, Water, Eggs – remove eggs, let cool, smash eggs on bottom and top and then peel off easy breezy. I applaud you for trying these though… they look horrible :/ These look like cat food.

  • Llama spit

    Devilled eggs, now among the Important Things That Are Better if Your Fingers Are Wet list. Heh. Only one that uses curry, though. Unless you’re freaky like that.

  • Kathyd1029

    Do you think this turkey (disguised as a penis) laid the pumpkin eggs?

  • Kathyd1029

    Where did the stinkin picture go, man I really suck at this.