All illustrations by Sara Lautman.

Blogs by A. Mickey Dehn.

Why the obsession with deviled eggs, Mick? Because they are the perfect blank canvas for culinary creativity and they are DELICIOUS, that's why! At least they can be. When I meet someone who dislikes them, it’s usually a texture issue and that’s legitimate. Hard-boiled yolks in the filling can be grainy, overcooked whites can be rubbery, and without attention to balance of flavors, texture, and appearance, these would-be delights can be real downers. Don’t serve your guests an overly mayonnaised, gag reflex-inducing, yellow turd on the half shell. Serve them a treat they’ll be requesting as your signature culinary contribution to every holiday gathering, cocktail party, and funeral potluck you attend.

Deviled Egg-cellence