Two Easter Favorites: Potato Salad and Deviled Eggs in One Bite!
Potato Salad Deviled Eggs are a combination of two of our Easter menu favorites, deviled eggs and potato salad, a convenient and delicious version of a deviled egg, to go with your Easter ham!
Making Potato Salad Deviled Eggs is my favorite kind of recipe, which is no recipe at all. Use your favorite potato salad recipe to assemble and make these deviled eggs or buy your potato salad at the grocery store deli! I bought a single serving size of potato salad (about 1/3 pound) at the deli to use for 8 eggs (16 halves).
Peeling those hard-boiled eggs is a tedious chore for me that usually ends with ugly, pock-marked eggs. Older eggs (1 – 2 weeks) make for easier peeling, but when we have a craving for deviled eggs, I don’t usually have older eggs on hand.
I’ve tried every tip I’ve read on peeling hard-boiled eggs and finally found one that worked: Crack the shells of your hard-boiled before you shock the eggs in ice water! Then peel them right away after they’re cool enough to handle. The longer you leave eggs in cold water, the harder it is to remove their shells.
This is the method I use for perfect hard-boiled eggs:
Place eggs in a pan large enough to hold them in single layer, adding cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Bring eggs to boil over high heat. When they come to a boil, remove from burner and cover pan.
Let eggs stand in hot water about 12 minutes for large eggs (9 minutes for medium eggs; 15 minutes for extra-large). Place eggs in an ice water bath after giving them a light crack. When eggs are cool, gently tap egg on your countertop, rolling the egg until shell is finely crackled all over to loosen shell. Starting peeling at the large end, holding egg under cold running water to help ease off the shell.
Peel your eggs, cutting in half, removing the yolks. Mash your yolks with a fork, seasoning with salt and pepper. Add your potato salad, mixing with your egg yolks until your potato salad is finely textured and combined. Mix these deviled eggs using the ratio you like of potato salad-to-egg yolk. I used a sour cream potato salad from the deli and added some mustard and sweet pickle. Season with paprika, garnish with green onion or add whatever your like!
I topped our Potato Salad Deviled Eggs with some chives and crumbled bacon. If you like potato salad and deviled eggs, give this a try this with leftover Easter ham. These Potato Salad Deviled Eggs would be great to take to a potluck or picnic too!
Bordallo Pinheiro Bunny Deviled Egg Platter / HomeGoods, several years ago