Why are eggs called deviled eggs?
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.
The term deviled is in reference to the spicy ingredients used to make deviled eggs.
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