Ham and Cheese Melt Deviled Eggs and a Giveaway! {WINNER ANNOUNCED}

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Do you love deviled eggs as much as I do?  Well, I stumbled across this recipe from Lauren's Latest right around the time I was approached by MyBlogSpark to do a Land O'Lakes Eggs review and giveaway.  What perfect timing huh?  

I whipped up these deviled eggs in no time and they were quickly devoured by Mr. Schwartz and myself soon after.  They are perfect and not the boring (although wonderful) traditional type.  Read through the post…the giveaway details is at the end.  

Musical Selection: 40 Day Dream by: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. 
Okay, does this look weird?  Well, I hate hard boiling eggs.  It's one of my weird kitchen things.  As usual I did some research and seaming eggs is much easier and results in the.perfect.hard.boiled.egg.  Place the eggs in the seamer basket and add some hot water to the bottom of the sauce pan.  Make sure that when the water gets boiling it will not touch the eggs at all…that will result in eggs that burst--not ideal.  Let these steam, burner on high, water boiling, for 17 minutes exactly.  No gray rings on the yolk and perfectly cooked.
While the eggs are steaming chop up one stalk of celery.
And one tablespoon of onion.  My onion was super strong--I would maybe add 1/2 a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon looking back.  The onion over powered things a bit.
You will need a pickle as well.  Oh man, these are my cousin Colin and his lovely wife, Margie's pickles. They are THE best pickles ever.  I promise.  If allowed I will post how to can these perfect pickles later in the summer…pending great weather and a bountiful cucumber harvest at our house.
Dice up one perfect pickle.
Okay, after the 17 minutes, drain the boiling water and pour cold water and add a few ice cubes.  Let this sit for about 5 minutes.
Chop up some ham, add it to the celery, onion, and pickle.
Peel the eggs.  I like to do this under running water.
Slice the eggs up.
Add the yolks to the party.
Smash them with a fork.
Add two large, heaping tablespoons of either mayonnaise or Miracle Whip.  I love Miracle Whip so that is what I used--light none the less.  Gasp.  I know.
Here is my little twist, I added a teaspoon of ground mustard.
A pinch of salt
And black pepper.
Mix it all together.
Because I'm not the "neatest" of deviled egg stuffers, I took the mixture and placed it into a plastic bag.
Cut the corner off and fill away until...
The bag broke.  Blast you store brand zip top bags.  Grrr...
Moving on, once the eggs are refilled, top with a little cheddar cheese.
Like so...
Pop them in the oven under the broiler for about 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted, sprinkle with dill.
Place them on a pretty egg dish.
Take pictures of said eggs on a plate...
And with the eggs on the plate and on the egg plate...
Give in and split the try with your husband.  Amen.  
Okay, for the good stuff, through BlogSpark, Land O'Lakes sent me this prize pack and also one to giveaway.  As in, everything in this picture.  The egg tray I used in for displaying these wonderful deviled eggs, a mini muffin pan, a 6" nonstick fry pan (perfect for these egg sandies), and last but not least a coupon for up to $5.99 in Land O'Lakes eggs!!! Sweet huh!?

Just use the giveaway widget below to enter.  The giveaway starts today and will end on Wednesday evening at 8:00.  Winners will be announced on Thursday, May 3rd.  Good luck! : )

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Congrats Jessie! I will be contacting you soon so I can send you the prize pack!  Thanks to everyone who entered, another fun giveaway is in the works! : ) 

Ham and Cheese Melt Deviled Eggs
6 eggs
1 stalk of celery, finely diced
1/2 teaspoon (or more depending on your taste) onion, very finely diced
1/4 cup ham, in small cubes
1 medium sized dill pickles, diced
1 teaspoon ground mustard
2 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
dried dill, for garnish

Start by adding water to the bottom of a sauce pan, add the steamer basket and eggs.  Turn burner on high heat.  Make sure the water will not boil into the steamer basket--that will make the eggs burst.  Steam the eggs for 17 minutes exactly.  Once the eggs are done steaming, pour out the hot water and add cold water and ice to cover the eggs.  Let sit and cool for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the celery, onion, ham, and pickle.  Peel the eggs, slice in half and add the yolks to the mixture.  Add the mayonnaise/Miracle Whip, salt and pepper.

Take the filling mixture and place it into a sturdy zip top bag.  Zip the bag and cut the corner off of one side.  Use the bag and gently fill the eggs.  Top each egg with cheddar cheese.  Place eggs on a baking sheet and into an oven.  Broil just until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.

Top with dill and serve.


Recipe slightly adapted from: here 


  1. i would make some bite sizes french toasts in the muffin tin

  2. I'd make Mini Mexi Bites
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  3. I would make omelets, blueberry muffins, and deviled eggs topped with bacon:)

  4. Pecan pie mini muffins and perfect friend eggs with bacon of course.

  5. Definitely bite sized mac & cheese "muffins" - those are my favorite.

  6. I'd make my momma's awesome deviled egg recipe ((http://doryherman.blogspot.com/2012/04/happy-easter.html)) and mini blueberry muffins 'cuz they are MN's state muffin and my hubby's favorite.

  7. I'd make these deviled eggs, YUM!!!

  8. I've never even THOUGHT to steam eggs before - but wow! Those look pretty amazing! Deviled eggs...yep - going to have to whip some up tonight!

  9. I love the idea of steaming eggs. I don't like hardboiled eggs, but my husband does. And they're the one thing I absolutely can not cook properly!

    I'll have to try to steam them! :)

  10. mini meatloaves, blueberry muffins ...thanks

  11. I would make some mini quiches and the great devil egg recipe.

  12. Hey! Those are our pickles!! So honored to be a part of your featured recipe! So you're planting a garden? Let me know if you want a pickle canning lesson like we gave your Dad. BTW your deviled eggs look delish!

  13. I would finally learn how to make "over-easy" eggs. That pan looks perfect for it! I've been so nervous...but my boyfriend deserves breakfast in bed at some point, am I right?!?! =)

  14. These deviled eggs look AMAZING!!! My boyfriend is a conisiour (spelling) of deviled eggs, so maybe I'll try these and see what he thinks!

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