Do you ever run out of time knowing you still have tons of items on your checklist that need to be completed? That happens to me all the time, especially when I’m offering to bring a dish to a party. Of course that would be the case, right? My track record always consists of wanting to go over the top and cooking up something extravagant so I can proudly walk it into the party. But over the years, I’ve discovered it’s really not necessary to bend over backwards to achieve great taste, no matter the amount of time I have.
So I started something new the last party I attended by making a simple dish. One that takes effort, but I wouldn’t be sweating over time. The dish: Deviled Eggs – my first time ever making them. Crazy right?! Everyone has made these before, but not me. Probably because the first one I ever had tasted disgusting and the texture was awful. Then I found out that you can totally make it your own. Add salmon, top it with capers…whatever you want. Simple and versatile; now that’s a dish I like.
Unfortunately, I had very little on hand and there was no time for a trip to the store. Because of this, I decided to keep it simple and bust out the best ingredients I had in my home. I boiled the eggs, sliced them in half and transferred the yolks to a bowl. To the yolks I added mayonnaise, minced red bell pepper, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and black pepper. I placed the filling into a plastic bag and began piping it back into the egg whites. When done, each egg was topped with a little extra parmesan cheese and crisp pancetta. Fancy and easy if I do say so myself.
Sorry for the lack of measurements. I didn’t write them down, but next time I make these I’ll be sure to jot down some notes just for you. But for now, you get the idea. And remember, make up your own with whatever ingredients you like to eat. It’ll be so much better than the everyday Deviled Egg.