Originating in ancient Rome, Deviled Eggs are not the eggs of a demon-possessed hen.
Originating in ancient Rome, Deviled Eggs are not the eggs of a demon-possessed hen. They’re just a simple side dish consisting of a halved boiled egg with a seasoned yolk mixed with mustard, mayonnaise, herbs and spices in the middle. The secret ingredient of sin!
Jokes aside, there’s no hidden demon at the centre. The term ‘deviled’ is a culinary term dating back to the 1700s that means to cook something with plenty of hot and spicy condiments - think sriracha, not succubus.
In France, this dish is known as Mimosa eggs due to the resemblance of the Mimosa tree, while in Hungary, deviled eggs are called “Casino eggs”, supposedly because they were served to European royalty before a stint at the National Casino in Budapest.