I can't remember an Easter where our pre-dinner snacks didn't include deviled eggs. The same goes for picnics, summer barbecues and, well, most family gatherings.
Just in time for spring, one of our readers emailed to tell us about her smart, mess-free way of taking deviled eggs to a party. (And no, it doesn't involve buying a single-use deviled egg transportation device.)
Here's what our reader, Susan, had to say.
Transporting deviled eggs drove me nuts for years. Wrapping them in plastic made a mess of them, and I couldn't bring myself to sacrifice money and cabinet space for a specialty carrier.
One day the perfect solution occurred to me: Put the halved whites on the serving plate and wrap tightly with plastic wrap, and spoon the seasoned, mashed yolks into a plastic ziplock bag and seal it. When you get where you're going, just snip a corner of the bag and pipe the yolks right into the whites.
Talk about an aha moment! This tip definitely falls into the category of "Why didn't I think of that?"
Because I don't want to impose on my host, I typically shy away from bringing foods that require additional work when attending a gathering. This smart tip for deviled eggs is definitely an exception to that rule. Piping the yolks into the halved eggs is quick, simple, and doesn't require me to borrow any extra tools from my host. It also helps keep the filling moist since it can dry out if piped out too early.