Why is it called deviled eggs?
Deviled eggs are so called because they are usually made with zesty or spicy ingredients, like mustard and cayenne pepper.
The term "deviled", in reference to food, was a common term in the 1700's. It pertained to spicy or zesty foods. When eggs were prepared in the way we are talking about, a healthy amount of mustard and pepper was used. They became popular and got their name around 1786 here in the U.S.
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