Recipe by Nana J
"My family lives in Louisiana, and this recipe (something different) was handed down from my Mom years ago."
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fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
hard-cooked eggs, peeled and sliced in half lengthwise
1 (4.5 ounce) can
deviled ham spread
dry mustard powder
shredded mild Cheddar cheese
dry mustard powder
salt to taste
ground black pepper
crushed corn flake cereal
This is just as good as the author says it is. What an easy and delicious recipe. I made a few changes because I did not need this much and I prefer chopping ham to buying ham spread. I used my food processor and ground the ham. I added the yolks and other ingredients to processor and made it in no time. I used only 6 eggs and 1 pound of asparagus. I also cut the cheese sauce to 3 tbsp each of flour and butter, added only 1 cup of milk and made the sauce. Once I had piped the yolk mixture into the whites I used an 8" square pan. Piping the yolks by cutting a corner off a ziploc or other plastic bag made it easy and clean up a breeze. I prefer Panko style bread crumbs but used the corn flakes and loved it. Will make many more times as my husband doesn't like deviled eggs or asparagus but loved this.
I have had this recipe in a Junior League of Lafayette cookbook from 2001 and I had been meaning to try it, so I did a test run last night. Deliciously decadent and must be shared with lot of people that can handle this much cream, butter, & cheese and it looks beautiful! I will be making this again, but plan to modify it with a sharper cheddar and finding a way to make a vegetarian alternative. Possible something with mushroom or marinated artichoke.
Ditto Maria's comment. Great recipe, the kids even ate it!
I have chickens and tons of eggs. This is an awesome recipe to use the eggs up! I didn't have ham spread, so I chopped up ham and added alittle mayo instead. Flavors melded well. Got really good reviews from the rest of the family. Saving this to my recipe box!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Baked Deviled Eggs with Asparagus
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 652
** Calories from Fat: 404
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