These Salsa Verde Deviled Eggs are my Appetizer submission for Sam’s Fresh Salsa Blogger Recipe Challenge. WOW! They are absolutely amazing. What a unique twist on a traditional favorite. Sam’s Fresh Salsa Verde was super flavorful and lent so much to this finished dish. Oh, and the crunchy and spicy jalapeño slice, was the perfect topper.
Per usual, I created a short video on TikTok making these fabulous Salsa Verde Deviled Eggs. Be sure to catch the video down below in the recipe. If you have not yet signed up for this social media platform, use my code 5SSIS800K0H06 to create an account.
SAM’S FRESH SALSA
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WHAT IS SALSA VERDE
Salsa Verde is a Mexican salsa which has a base of tomatillos and green chilies. This spicy mixture is often served with enchiladas, or as a topping for carne asada tacos. Seriously, you can use on most anything. In my opinion, it goes really well with eggs!
BEST METHODS FOR MAKING HARD BOILED EGGS FOR SALSA VERDE DEVILED EGGS
Ok, so this can be quite a controversial topic. For reals! There are a ton of opinions out there on the best way to prepare hard boiled eggs. Don’t believe me? Check out this video I created on TikTok by clicking here. Be sure to read the comment section. Oh, and this post went viral! Can you imagine? A short video on how to hard boil eggs? Love it!
Regardless of the technique, most are in agreement that placing the finished eggs in an ice bath, and/or running under cold water is a necessary step to easily release the egg from its shell.
FRESH VS OLD EGGS
Inherently, fresh eggs are more difficult to peel than older eggs. Employing any one of the cooking techniques below, could end with varying results, depending on the freshness of the eggs.
HARD BOILED EGGS IN A POT
Naturally, this is the traditional way to create hard boiled eggs for deviled eggs. Believe it, or not, even this technique caused quite the controversy. See, I added salt to my water. Why salt? As mentioned above, fresh eggs can be very difficult to peel. Knowing I wanted these eggs to be picture perfect, the use of salt helped to release the fresh eggs from the shell.
Some of my followers, also suggested using vinegar, or baking soda. In the past, I have tried baking soda, with zero luck. I’ll be sure to give vinegar a try. Some also suggested, unlike my technique, to only place the eggs in the water after it comes to a boil. My recipe/technique is to place the eggs in cold water with about two tablespoons of salt. Allow the pot to come to a boil. Boil hard for about two minutes. Remove from heat and cover. Allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on how you prefer the egg yolks.
Ok, so this was something new to me. Honestly, I had to “google” to find out if this was true. Turns out, you can hard boil eggs in an air-fryer. Suggested temps/times varied so much in my research, so I would rather not give my own advice, until I try it for myself.
So, I do own one of these. Although an egg cooker does create a perfect hard boiled egg on the inside, oftentimes they explode on the outside. Meaning, the whites of the eggs seep out of the pinhole. No way I was taking my chances for these Salsa Verde Deviled Eggs.
You may, or may not know this about me, but I refuse to purchase an Instant Pot. Call me “old-fashioned.” I am not one to take short-cuts and would rather spend more time in preparation. It’s quite therapeutic! Using an instant pot was another follower suggestion. Again, if you own one, I would suggest consulting the manual on time/temperature for hard boiling eggs.
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST PERFECT SALSA VERDE DEVILED EGGS
Here are a few tips and tricks on how to recreate my recipe for Salsa Verde Deviled Eggs. It’s super easy to do and so delicious.
- cook hard boiled eggs to firm
- drain the salsa verde in a mesh strainer before adding to the yolk mixture
- use a hand mixer or the whisk attachment of a stand mixture to create a silky, smooth yolk mixture
- taste for salt
- allow the mixture to firm up in the fridge while you are preparing the fried jalapeño slices
- use a piping bag or freezer bag (with one corner cut off) to fill the egg whites
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