Sympathy for the Deviled Egg

Deviled Egg

My mom is visiting this weekend and as I was thinking of different things to make for dinner I reached for my Deceptively Delicious cookbook. If you haven’t heard of this, it’s one of Jessica Seinfeld’s books of classic recipes with an added twist–pureed vegetables. The idea behind her methodology is that you can have all your favorite foods (mac-n-cheese, pancakes, chocolate cake, etc.) and make them healthier by adding vegetables that no one will notice. As I was turning the pages trying to find a side, I came upon one of my mom’s favorite treats, the deviled egg! Here is Jessica’s recipe:

What you’ll need:
6 large eggs
3 Tablespoons of mayonnaise (regular or low-fat)
1/4 cup of cauliflower puree
1/8 Teaspoon of salt
Paprika (dash per egg for extra flavor and attractiveness)

Put eggs in pot and add water to cover. Bring to a boil and then immediately remove from heat. Cover with a lid and let stand for 15 minutes. Remove from water. I sometimes have difficulty peeling the egg and recently came upon this article from Farm Curious. I tried it and it worked!

Cut eggs in half lengthwise and remove yolks. Mix three of the yolks with the pureed cauliflower, mayonnaise, and salt. Mix until smooth and then fill each egg half with yolk and sprinkle with paprika. The only thing I changed from her recipe is that I like mustard so I added about a teaspoon to the mixture.

What are your thoughts on being “deceptively delicious?” Do you ever use healthy ingredients but keep the secret to yourself?