I like cooking to require very few ingredients, yet also be delicious. Sometimes the trade-off is that it’s complicated to cook. Not so with deviled eggs. It’s almost not even a recipe because it’s so simple.
- 5 boiled eggs
- 4 bread-and-butter pickle chips (I use Trader Joe’s because it lasts a really long time and is relatively inexpensive)
- salt and pepper to taste
Peel and cut eggs in half lengthwise. Add egg yolks to a small bowl with chopped up pickle chips, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add mayo and mash until creamy. Fill egg whites with mixture.
That’s it! You must use bread-and-butter pickles for this, though – I have tried other kinds and they do not taste right. If you made the bread-and-butter pickles from scratch you’d need more ingredients, and they wouldn’t last as long as TJ’s. (If you are so inclined, this pickle recipe seems like a recipe I would try.)