National Deviled Egg Day

Deviled eggs are a food that’s served as a side dish or hors d’oeuvre at barbecues, picnics, and parties all over the world. This dish is made by removing the yolk from hard-boiled eggs and then mixing it with additional ingredients before reintroducing the mixture back into the boiled egg halves.

It’s a dish that seems simple but can be made in a hundred different ways. It’s also an extremely popular dish, and that’s probably why November 2nd has been earmarked as National Deviled Egg Day.

The History of Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs, also known as devilled eggs in the U.K., are a dish that can trace its history back to the Middle Ages. Although the cooks in ancient Rome were the first people to season eggs and make dishes out of them, it wouldn’t be until Medieval cooks began to experiment with different ingredients that people began to experiment with stuffed eggs.

However, these early stuffed eggs weren’t deviled as we know them today. After all, it wouldn’t be until the 18th century that mayo would be invented by French cooks, although mustard was an ingredient that was used for various dishes.

It was not long after mayo was invented that cooks in France, Germany, Italy, and Hungary began making deviled eggs. And these eggs were made with a variety of different ingredients and were given different names. There were Russian eggs, stuffed eggs, egg mimosa, and angel eggs.

One of the most recognizable versions of deviled eggs is probably the U.S. version. These deviled eggs are made by taking a hard-boiled egg and removing its yolk. The yolk is then mixed with mustard, mayo, pickle relish, salt, and pepper, and then spooned back into the egg white halves. They’re then usually dusted with paprika and served cold on a platter.

Interesting Facts About Deviled Eggs

Below are some interesting facts that we’ve learned about deviled eggs during the course of our research. Hopefully, they’re enlightening to everyone who reads them.

  • The term “deviled” as it pertains to food can be traced to the late 18th century.
  • There’s a reference to deviled eggs in an ancient Roman book of fiction called the Satyricon.
  • In the Satyricon, there’s a recipe for peppered egg yolks mixed with songbird meat and stuffed into the egg whites of boiled peahen eggs.

Observing National Deviled Eggs Day

National Deviled Eggs Day can be observed by whipping up your favorite version of deviled eggs. It doesn’t matter which recipe you use; just choose the one that you and your family like the best.

Once you have your deviled eggs, you can then throw the social gathering of your choice. Some people like to serve deviled eggs at picnics or other outdoor events. And while you’re enjoying your eggs, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalDeviledEggsDay to spread the word about this holiday to the world.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 2 Saturday
Next year (2025)
November 2 Sunday
Last year (2023)
November 2 Thursday
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