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Where did the term deviled eggs come from?

Asked by Jack Johnson, 11 Jul '09 09:53 pm
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The cooking term devil means 'to chop food finely and mix with hot seasoning or sauce, usually after cooking'. It is now usually used as a past participle in deviled crab, deviled egg, etc. The verb in the cooking sense originally meant 'to grill with hot condiments'. The use of hot seasoning, sauce, or condiments is the association with the devil. Deviled can also refer to spiced, potted meats such as deviled hams and sardines. The first mention of deviled eggs was in 1786 in Great Britain.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 11 Jul '09 10:06 pm

 
  
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The word "devil" as applied to food first appears in 1786, when it was used to describe a "(highly seasoned) fried or boiled dish".
Today the word "deviled" is applied to a multitude of spicy dishes. There are other meanings, however. It can refer to food grilled or fried after coating with condiments or breadcrumbs.
Answered by joyoti sen, 11 Jul '09 09:57 pm

 
  
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Here's the history behind the the name. An Englishman by the name of William Underwood set up a small condiment business on Boston's Russia Wharf in 1822. It did pretty well both developing and selling new condiment products. Around 1868, Underwood's sons began experimenting with a new product created from ground ham blended with a mix of special seasonings. They introduced a product line of seasoned meat products including ham, turkey, chicken, lobster, and tongue. They called the seasoning process "deviling," and the Underwood "red devil" was born.

Today many other foods, including eggs and crab, are served "deviled." To be considered deviled, a food has to have a kick from something like Dijon mustard, hot sauce, cayenne pepper or chopped hot peppers.
Answered by anantharaman, 11 Jul '09 09:54 pm

 
  
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Answered by Anand Agarwal, 11 Jul '09 10:05 pm

 
  
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Gud answer mr anantharaman
Answered by rahul, 11 Jul '09 09:56 pm

 
  
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Answered by shambhu, 11 Jul '09 09:54 pm

 
  
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The word "devil" as applied to food first appears in 1786, when it was used to describe a "(highly seasoned) fried or boiled dish". Today the word "deviled" is applied to a multitude of spicy dishes. There are other meanings, however. It can refer to food grilled or fried after coating with condiments or breadcrumbs.
Answered by iqbal seth, 29 Jul '13 10:58 am

 
  
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