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Why are eggs called deviled eggs?


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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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The term deviled is in reference to the spicy ingredients used to make deviled eggs.

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