“Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.” – Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham
I saw this idea for guacamole deviled eggs in a cooking magazine and told my wife about them. She must have thought it was a good idea because she and I, with a lot of help from my youngest, decided to make them for a pool party we attended last night. It’s really no different from making regular deviled eggs except you add a little less mayonnaise and substitute guacamole.
You can make your own guacamole from scratch (best way) or take a short cut like we did and use prepared guacamole from the store. Either way, combine the guacamole with the other ingredients, taste and adjust according to your tastes. We found we needed a little more mayonnaise for a smooth consistency.
Results – Good, Not Great
Both my wife and I thought the eggs were good but wouldn’t make the effort to duplicate this version in the future unless it was St. Paddy’s Day. The flavor was good but the guacamole took away from that great “eggy” flavor traditional deviled eggs have. I also think the green just doesn’t associate well with eggs because nobody was eating them at the party. I’m not sure if that was because they didn’t like deviled eggs (but who doesn’t like deviled eggs) or the green un-nerved them just like green eggs and ham in Dr. Seuss’s poem.
So Why Bother Even Showing Them To You?
Because when I saw them, I thought they were cool looking and wanted to share this idea with you. Besides some of you may love guacamole so much that you’re always looking for a new way to add it to a recipe. Or you may find yourself with an abundance of avocados and eggs and not know how to use them up. I hope not.
My wife and I both agreed that these might have been better if we just stuffed the egg whites with pure guacamole and not combined the guacamole with the egg yolks. If you give this alternative a try, please let me know of your results.
That’s me adding the guacamole-egg filling to the hard boiled whites.
Adding a little paprika.