Kimchi Deviled Eggs are an excellent side dish that can be enjoyed any time of the day. It is soft and tasty and packed full of flavor. You won’t find any other place that will make something as good as this.
Deviled Eggs are a favorite among many people in the world because they are simple and delicious as well as being easy to make. However, if you want to take it a step up and make it even better, I suggest you add in spicy Korean Kimchi.
Making Kimchi Deviled Eggs is the perfect twist that you need in your life that will make you crave for it more and more. Bringing this item to your next party will definitely make you the highlight of the day.
Being Asian, we tend to have a lot of spicy kimchi around the house, so we always need to utilize it in many dishes. And putting it inside the deviled eggs makes for a perfect and delicious bite. You will love it!
Why You Should Make Kimchi Deviled Eggs
Simple: Making kimchi deviled eggs is an insanely simple process. All you need is eggs, kimchi and mayo. That is literally it! It will only take you a few minutes to assemble things together and then you are done.
Nutritious: Eggs by themselves are extremely nutritious. Combine that with fermented kimchi which is highly nutritious on its own makes for a nutrition explosion.
Better Than Restaurants: If you ever go to a restaurant, then you know that the deviled eggs they serve are the most basic of them all. There isn’t anything fancy about them and they taste just average. The kimchi deviled eggs you make will literally blow them out the water and you will never look back.
What Is Kimchi?
Kimchi is a popular Korean side dish that is made from fermented cabbage. It is a bit spicy but nothing too overpowering. Plus, there are many kinds of kimchi out there, but the one we are using in this recipe is the most basic and most popular kind.
Depending on what kind of kimchi you get, it can definitely range in flavor. From fresh to just a little sour or even extremely sour. But no matter which kind you try, they are all very good.
You can find this item in almost every single grocery store that stocks Asian items. Especially the “Asian” grocery stores, they will have tons of different varieties for you to choose from.
What Goes Into Making Kimchi Deviled Eggs?
Making Kimchi Deviled Eggs is a very simple process to do.
Here is a list of steps that you’ll need to do in order to make this.
The first thing you need to do is to get yourself some hard boiled eggs. So put the eggs into a small pot and fill it with some cold water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Once the water starts to boil, turn the heat to low and let the eggs cook for about 6 to 7 minutes.
After the eggs are done cooking, you’ll want to pour out the hot water and then pour in some cold water to help cool the eggs done. This will stop the eggs from cooking any longer.
After that you’ll want to peel off the shell of the eggs so that you can get your nicely cooked hard boiled egg.
Using a knife, you’ll want to cut the egg in half horizontally.
Then use a spoon and scoop out the yolk into a large bowl.
Once you have scooped out all of the yolks from the egg and put them in a bowl, you’ll want to start mashing the yolks down with a fork or a masher.
After your yolks have been mashed, you’ll want to put in some kimchi into the bowl. You’ll also want to add some mustard, mayonnaise, and vinegar into the dish for that extra creamy flavor.
Mix around the mixture until everything is evenly mixed and coated together.
Now get a piping bag or a spoon to scoop out the paste and transfer it into the egg whites. Make sure each egg white gets a nice decent portion of the paste you just made.
That is basically it!
You just made kimchi deviled eggs.
If you want some visual appeal to the dish, you can try adding on top chopped chives, sesame seeds or whatever else you want to add.
But other than that, it is a pretty simple process that you will definitely love to make.
Substitutions In This Recipe
Because this is such a simple dish, there isn’t really much you can change to it.
However, even with that said, it is still highly customizable.
If you don’t want a certain ingredient, than don’t use it.
Or if you want to add something else, then do it.
Do what makes you happy.
Now if you are interested in seeing what kind of substitutions you can make in this recipe, I do have a few suggestions.
Kimchi: You don’t have to use kimchi if you don’t want to. You can always substitute it with another type of vegetable that you like. Heck, you can even use avocado which makes this an even more creamier dish.
Mayo: Now this recipe uses the regular American mayo that everybody knows and loves. However if you want, you can substitute that for the Asian mayo which is called “Kewpie”. It is a little bit more sweeter and tastes just as good.
Garnish: For garnish, I would usually use chopped up chives and sprinkle them around. However you don’t have to do that. You can garnish it with whatever item you like. For instance (celery…etc)
Tips For Making Deviled Eggs
- For some people, boiling eggs is a hard thing to do. For that case, you can always just buy your hard boiled eggs from a store. This way you don’t have to cook the eggs or worry about overdoing anything.
- To fill the filling inside the eggs, I would suggest using a piping bag which will make things a lot less messy. Although, if you don’t have a piping bag, a simple spoon will do just fine.
- IF you are going to be cooking the eggs, make sure you cool down the eggs right after cooking with ice or cold water.
- Put a bit of lemon juice inside the water when you are boiling the egg. This makes peeling the eggs a lot more easier.
Storing Kimchi Deviled Eggs
Storing: I am usually able to store these deviled eggs in the refrigerator for around 3 to 4 days at most.
Reheating: To be honest, I wouldn’t really reheat these eggs. They are normally served cold or at room temperature.
Freezing: I have never tried freezing these deviled eggs as I usually always finish it, but it should be able to freeze just like any other foods you make.
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Kimchi Deviled Eggs
- 8 Eggs
- 2 tablespoon Mayonnaise
- 1 cup Kimchi
- 1/2 teaspoon Yellow Mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon Vinegar
- Chive Diced (Optional)
- Sesame Seeds (Optional)
- You want to first turn your raw eggs into hard boiled eggs. So put the eggs into a small pot and fill it with some cold water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Once the water starts to boil, turn the heat to low and let the eggs cook for about 6 to 7 minutes.
- After they are done cooking, remove the pot from the heat. Slowly pour out the hot water and start filling the pot again with some cold water. This will cool down the eggs. Let it rest for a few minutes.
- Peel the eggs and slice them lengthwise. Use a spoon or a fork and gently remove the yolks and transfer the yolks to a mixing bowl. Put the egg whites on a platter to be used later.
- With a fork or a masher, you want to mash the yolks until they are completely mashed together. Then add in the mayonnaise, kimchi, yellow mustard and vinegar and start mixing them together until you have formed a smooth paste like substance.
- Now get a piping bag or a spoon to scoop out the paste and transfer it into the egg whites. Make sure each egg white gets a nice decent portion of the paste you just made.
- Garnish with your choice of ingredients like chives, sesame seeds, or even more kimchi.
- Now it is ready to serve!