DYK: Deviled Eggs

DYK: Deviled Eggs

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The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know fun food facts we will look at Deviled Eggs.

deviled eggs

The Facts: Deviled eggs or eggs mimosa are hard-boiled eggs, shelled, cut in half and filled with the hard-boiled egg’s yolk mixed with other ingredients such as mayonnaise and mustard, but many other variants exist internationally. Deviled eggs are usually served cold. They are served as a side dish, appetizer or a main course, and are a common holiday or party food.

  • The term “deviled”, in reference to food, was in use in the 18th century, with the first known print reference appearing in 1786. In the 19th century, it came to be used most often with spicy or zesty food, including eggs prepared with mustard, pepper or other ingredients stuffed in the yolk cavity.
  • The deviled egg originated in ancient Rome.
  • November 2nd is National Deviled Egg Day.
  • Sonya Thomas holds the record for eating 65 Hard Boiled Eggs in 6 minutes 40 seconds.
  • The term “deviled” dates back to the 19th century, referring to the use of particularly hot or piquant spices in cooking.

 

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