Everything about deviled eggs made me cringe as a kid. I’ve mentioned before how much I disliked breakfast foods as a kid. Well I also disliked mayo and onions. Although, this is weird, I LOVED onion bagels! But I think it was only because it is a carb, loaded with fatty cheese. And I liked EXTRA cream cheese, yum! Anyway, somehow in my early 20’s I had my first deviled egg that I actually enjoyed. Probably at my grandma’s house. Isn’t that the place we all remember eating deviled eggs?
In fact yesterday, Easter Sunday, guess who brought over extra deviled eggs? Grandma! She brought deviled eggs and a pie from Marie Calendar’s. At least the deviled eggs were homemade. I’ll forgive her for even bringing such a nasty pie into my house. Ok fine, I am not above diving into a fatty piece of Marie Calendar’s banana cream pie, but still, it doesn’t compare to a homemade pie! Anyway, I now love deviled eggs and it seems like the logical thing to make with all those leftover hard boiled eggs.
I don’t love mayo, but shoot, you gotta have a little creaminess in the yolk mixture. You can sub non fat greek yogurt for all the mayo and sour cream, I just didn’t have any. Sure, it compromises the flavor a bit, but it also eliminates lots of fat, so beggars can’t be choosers. There’s something about cheddar cheese and chives in deviled eggs that I just LOVE. It’s my favorite way to eat them!
And in case you find yourself with extra deviled eggs (maybe your grandma brought you some extra too?!), throw them all in a bowl, mash them up and voila, egg salad!
12 hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup light mayo
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives
Cut eggs lengthwise in half.
Remove yolks from eggs into a medium bowl.
Mash yolks with fork, add mayo, sour cream, cheddar cheese, chives and pepper; mix well.
Using a small cookie scoop (about 1 tbsp), scoop 1 heaping tbsp. yolk mixture into each egg white half.
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made 1 day ahead of time.