Even if you weren’t born in the Lone Star state, pride for your adopted home abounds. “I wasn’t born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could” is a quote from a popular bumper sticker and for me sums up how I feel about Texas. I may not have been born here or spent the majority of my life here but I love Texas, it’s home, and I’m proud of that.
Aside from love of our great state, Texans love football. The next few months will be filled with football games from high school, to college, and on up to the NFL. Even middle school games attract huge crowds and traffic. If it involves football, Texans will watch it.
So when game day rolls around (which at this time of year in our area could be Friday-Monday), you’d better believe we’re dining on some tasty food while we’re watching the game. One of my favorite appetizer recipes to make is deviled eggs, but not just any deviled eggs…spicy deviled egg footballs.
Spicy Deviled Egg Footballs Recipe
Spicy Deviled Egg Footballs
- 1 dozen eggs hard boiled and peeled
- 5 tbsp. mayonnaise
- 3 tbsp. diced pickled jalapeños
- 2 tbsp. spicy mustard
- chives for garnish
- salt and pepper to taste
- Slice eggs in half lengthwise and place yolks in separate bowl.
- Add mayonnaise, jalapeños, mustard, and salt and pepper to egg yolk bowl and mix until desired consistency.
- Place filling into a resealable plastic sandwich bag and snip one of the bottom corners.
- Using the bag, pipe filling into egg whites overfilling slightly.
- Garnish with one piece of chive lengthwise and three smaller pieces of chive across each egg to create the appearance of football laces.