Somewhere near the top of the list of foods that I majorly missed out on during my dark and gloomy picky-eating days are deviled eggs. At every family gathering, they have always been one of my "steer clear" foods. I had no idea what I was missing.
Then again, I also had no idea that pickled beet and sriracha versions of deviled eggs existed...
When the more refined, adventurous me finally decided to give them a shot last year, I was hooked. I've only made them myself a couple of times prior to this batch, mostly because they disappear too quickly.
After mine and Clark's recent visit to Downtown Indy's Libertine Cocktail Bar, the idea of making some incredible deviled eggs for the blog started to take shape. Not only does this place serve incredible drinks in a sexy, modern speakeasy atmosphere, they also know what they're doing when it comes to food. Way back when we were still living in Brooklyn, my parents raved about this place. Good cocktails with real ingredients and some kind of awesome deviled eggs. Deviled eggs at a bar? "Huh. That wouldn't be my first choice…" I remember thinking.
So we ordered them anyway. And out came an order of the most appetizing deviled eggs either of us had ever seen. Colorful, interesting, fragrant, and so delicious. Alongside The Three-Twenty that I ordered special from their skillful mixologist, there was a ton of partying happening in my mouth.
Working at a bowling alley means your hours are always a little wonky. Our weekends end up being Monday and Tuesday. Tragically, The Libertine is closed on Mondays and let's be realistic, we can't go every Tuesday. Necessity is the mother of invention, so they say, and phenomenal deviled eggs are a necessity.
We decided to do three versions, because really, why not? Sometimes you feel like a sriracha deviled egg. Sometimes you feel like a fancy-looking pickled beet and horseradish deviled egg. And sometimes you feel like a good, old-fashioned, normal deviled egg. Just like Easter eggs, everyone likes their deviled eggs a little bit different – am I right?
Believe it or not, those pretty pink eggs are quite easy to make. They just require two more steps than average deviled eggs and as you can see, they are more than worth it. Not only for the flavor, but also because you'll blow people's minds this Easter, and on Memorial Day, and probably on Independence Day, too. We'll walk you through the steps below.