Afternoon Snack: Why Not a Deviled Egg?

They're a picnic/family reunion/potluck staple, but we've been eating just one or two deviled eggs as a quick snack lately. Hard-boiled eggs are so nutritious and easy, and devil-ing them takes no time at all...

We boil one or two eggs, let them cool, and then slice them and carefully scoop out the yolk (a 1/2-teaspoon measuring spoon works great for this, if you don't have a teaspoon small enough). We mix the yolks with a squirt of mustard, a dab of mayonnaise, a little sweet relish, and salt and pepper. Then we spoon the yolk mixture back into the hollowed-out whites.

This snack came to be when we were hungry one afternoon and our cupboards were bare. Even when we haven't been shopping in a while, we usually have eggs and condiments on hand. And we realized that we didn't need a party to make some deviled eggs--in fact, now that we've been making one or two at a time, the thought of scooping out dozens of eggs sounds like way too much work.

The extra kick of flavor makes this a much more enjoyable snack than a plain hard-boiled egg. What do you think? Does anyone else make single-serving deviled eggs?

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(Image: Elizabeth Passarella)