It’s funny to look back on childhood memories and compare your experiences to ones your friends had. Some we share, like going to private school then switching to public school and the all horrendous outfit choices you made your first year now that you had the choice of wardrobe. (I literally wore a blue snake-skin cheetah shirt that tied up in silky back string my first day of 5th grade and still remember it to this day… ugh.) While some experiences were vastly different. You should have seen my boyfriends face when he asked me what I was making and I told him pickled eggs.
“Uh… pickled eggs????” I was, in return, shocked that he’d never had one before- something that my grandparents would keep in bulk in their fridge and I would choose as an after-school snack. After I began to realize maybe pickled eggs weren’t an average snack choice by others when they were 7, I was very thrilled when I found my friend, Mel, loved them just as much as I do.
We started talking about how good they really are and that got me thinking. I love pickled eggs.. I love deviled eggs.. why not combine the two? So I did, and I’m so very glad I did because they are tart, salty, a hint of spice, and really, really tasty. Plus, you all know how much I like to experiment with unhealthy foods to make them healthy– so these are even more protein packed then your typical hard boiled egg. Double win. Win-win.
- 3 pickled hard boiled eggs [if you want to pickle them yourself, just hard boil some eggs, peel them, and stick them in a pickle jar for 3+ days]
- 1 tablespoon of low-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons low-fat mayo [I choose one with olive oil]
- 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
- Paprika, red chili flakes, black pepper, and garlic powder *to taste
- Take our your prepared pickled eggs & cut them in half
- Mix together the egg yolks, mayo, Greek yogurt, a pinch of garlic powder, and black pepper
- Fill the egg holes with your yolk mixture
- Top with a sprinkle of paprika & red chili flakes
- Chill + serve!
If you’re feeling really crazy, take 2 halves, chop them up, and place on an everything bagel thin with some lettuce for a pickled deviled egg sandwich! The world really is your oyster. 😉
21 Day Fix containers = for 4 halves of the deviled eggs, it’s equivalent to about 1 red
For the sandwich, it’s equivalent to 1 red | 1 yellow | 1/2 green
3 questions for you:
- Have you ever tried a pickled egg before?
- What interesting food combos did you eat growing up?
- What’s your favorite childhood memory?