National Deviled Egg Day

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Egg-citing news, my yolk-loving amigos! It's time to mix up some yolks, mayo, and mustard to celebrate a truly eggstra-special day, National Deviled Egg Day!

When is Deviled Egg Day?

It's national deviled egg day on the 2nd November.

A Bit of History

The delight known as the deviled egg has been around for quite a while, and you PAULtry fans have plucked 2,350 mentions of National Deviled Egg Day online. Good cluck with that level of popularity!

The heaviest chatter happened on 2nd November 2015 - a day that will live in infamy in the egg world, where folks were cracking jokes and sharing recipes through the world wide web.

Why Deviled?

The term 'deviled' dates all the way back to the 18th century, where it was used to describe food that was heavily spiced or zesty. So no, Satan doesn't have an egg obsession, and these eggs don't have any connection to the underworld (unless you're allergic, then probably).

Everyone's a Fan

It turns out that love for deviled eggs spans continents. People from all over enjoy their own variations of the dish, making it a truly universal snack. Whether you're in Europe savoring them loaded with tuna or in the South stirring in some relish, there's a deviled egg for everyone.

Let's Celebrate!

Use this special day to experiment with your own deviled egg recipes or why not organize a tasting party. Invite your friends and family over, and everyone can bring their version of this eggcellent treat. Don't forget to share your devilish creations online to continue the tradition of celebrating National Deviled Egg Day.

History behind the term 'Deviled Egg'

Circa 1200 AD

Introduction to boiled and spiced eggs

The concept of spicing eggs can be traced back to around the 13th century. It was believed that spicing the eggs made them more flavorful and appealing. Initially, a mixture of vinegar and spices was used to give the eggs a tangy taste.

18th century

Emergence of the term 'deviled egg'

The term 'deviled' began to be used in the 18th century to describe highly seasoned or spicy foods. It was thought that these flavorful dishes were reminiscent of the fiery qualities of the devil. Thus, the term 'deviled egg' was coined to describe spiced and seasoned boiled eggs.

19th century

Popularity of deviled eggs

Deviled eggs gained popularity in the 19th century thanks to their delicious taste and their ease of preparation. They became a common appetizer or side dish in many households and were often served at social gatherings, picnics, and tea parties.

20th century

Variations and creativity

As the 20th century progressed, people began experimenting with different ingredients to add unique flavors to deviled eggs. Mayonnaise, mustard, paprika, pickles, and herbs became common additions. This allowed individuals to personalize their deviled eggs according to their taste preferences.

Present day

Deviled eggs as a classic dish

Deviled eggs have stood the test of time and are still enjoyed today as a classic dish. They can be found in various cuisines and are considered a staple at potlucks, holiday dinners, and brunches. The versatility of deviled eggs continues to inspire chefs and home cooks to create new and exciting variations.

Did you know?

Did you know that Ancient Romans used to serve deviled eggs as a first course for wealthy patrons, which is probably where the saying 'you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs' came from!


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First identified

2nd November 2015

Most mentioned on

2nd November 2015

Total mentions


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