To be honest, I don’t know what it is about Deviled Eggs that I love so much. Charlie always rolls his eyes when we go out to eat and he sees Deviled Eggs on the menu because he knows what’ll happen next. I’m going to ask him if I can order them. And he always says no. Why? Because he knows I can easily make them at home but I’m just too lazy 😛
I’m always looking for ways to take something to the next level so I started thinking of how I can make Deviled Eggs more fun. Bacon? To obvious. Ranch? Meh. And then it hit me! Crab! It’s the perfect ingredient, subtle in flavor, will add a slight sweetness, and the texture is great for something like this.
Then I thought, what’s the one thing I don’t like about Deviled Eggs? They run out too fast. You can just pop one into your mouth and then next thing you know you ate a dozen hard boiled eggs lol! So I decided to make this into an egg salad to help it last longer. It’s perfect on top of a piece of toast or a cracker.
1 can lump crab meat
1/2 stalk celery, minced
1 green onion, sliced
2 tsp relish
3 tbs sour cream
3 tbs plain greek yogurt
12 large eggs
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon mustard
1/4 tsp vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Paprika, for garnish
Old bay, for garnish
Hard Boiled Eggs
- Place eggs into a pot with cold water about 1 inch above eggs and let water come to a boil.
- Turn off heat. Set aside for 12 minutes (if you are using XL eggs let sit a little bit longer).
- Place eggs in ice bath and peel.
Deviled Egg Salad
- Strain crab meat thoroughly (so that your egg salad isn’t watery).
- Cut peeled eggs in half and scoop out egg yolks.
- Mix sour cream, greek yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, and vinegar into a bowl until smooth.
- Add celery, 3/4 of your greet onion, relish, salt, and pepper to egg yolk mixture.
- Dice egg whites roughly and fold into egg yolk mixture.
- Add crab meat and gently fold into mixture. Note: You can go with the regular can of crab meat if you’re ballin on a budget. But trust yo’ girl on this one, the premium lump crab meat is better. Spend the extra $3 or $4 bucks and get the good stuff. If you want to be a rock star buy a crab, steam it, and pull the meat yourself 😃
- Garnish with paprika, Old Bay seasoning, and the rest of your green onion for color and added flavor.