No easter brunch is complete without a colorful tray of deviled eggs. They are the perfect bite-sized appetizer or accompaniment for a holiday meal. Mix in Dill Vitality essential oil to give this classic recipe a more intense flavor than fresh or dried dill alone. These Deviled Eggs with Dill Vitality will be the hit of your Easter gathering or enjoy them anytime.
Instant Pot Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are so easy to make in an Instant Pot. If I could only use my Instant Pot for just one thing it would be for cooking hard-boiled eggs. No more standing over the stove watching the eggs boils and then subsequently crack. If you plan on coloring eggs this season, you can’t dye eggs that have cracks. Try cooking them in an Instant Pot this year!
The Instant Pot pressure cooker delivers the best hard-boiled eggs in about 6 minutes (plus time to build up pressure). You can set the timer, walk away, and come back to perfect eggs every time. It took me a little trial and error to get the timing right, but if you follow the 6-6-6 rule you will do just fine. 6 eggs, 6 minutes on steam, and 6 minutes on natural pressure release. Follow the sequence with an ice bath until cooled, and make peeling the eggs a breeze. Once you cook hard-boiled eggs in an Instant Pot, you won’t ever want to do it any other way!
History of Deviled Eggs
The origins of deviled eggs go back to Roman times, although the traditional recipe did not make a print appearance until the 18th century. They were likely called ‘deviled’ because they were typically made spicy or zesty.
Today, deviled eggs are a popular appetizer in Europe and North America. The recipe base is simple, but the dish can be made in many different ways. Mashed up eggs yolks are first mixed with mayonnaise and mustard, and then filled into the cavity of the boiled egg white.
There are endless possibilities of ingredients to add to deviled eggs. Spice up the dish with cayenne or horseradish, or add a bit of texture with relish or jalapenos. However you enjoy deviled eggs, you can make them to your taste preference. Even if you are someone that does not typically enjoy eggs, you can probably find a flavor combination for deviled eggs that you will like.
I enjoy deviled eggs with dill vitality essential oil and a bit of spice. Sometimes I will add bacon dust as a garnish or chives. If I am making them for children, I tend to stick to a more traditional recipe seasoned with just salt and pepper and a light dusting of paprika to give it some color.
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This recipe for Deviled Eggs with Dill Vitality will surely be your new favorite way to enjoy this classic dish!
- Place eggs in the Instant Pot on a trivet or stainless steamer basket. Add 1 cup of water. Set to STEAM for 6 minutes.
- Once the timer goes off, let the pressure naturally release for 6 minutes.
- Carefully remove the eggs from the pot and place in a bowl of ice water until cool or about 6 minutes. Allow eggs to fully cool in the refrigerator for one hour.
- Once eggs are cool, slice them in half lengthwise. Scoop out the yolk and set aside.
- Mash the egg yolks with a fork. Add mayonnaise, mustard, dill vitality, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix until smooth with a spoon or a food processor.
- Add yolk mixture to a pastry bag or ziplock bag and swirl to fill the cavity of the egg white.
- Garnish with a sprinkle of dill weed and paprika (optional).
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