The Duggar Family Is Waging A Religious War On Deviled Eggs By Renaming Them
Everyone knows that when you name a snack food after the Prince of Darkness, you’re summoning him into your home and allowing him to ravage your heart. For this simple reason, you must rename your deviled eggs to “yellow pocket angel eggs.” This way, you’ll be showing those eggs who is the real boss of your soul.
The rest of you are heathens! Heathens, I say!
So who is responsible for this genius rebranding? Why, it’s from the family who brought you “chicken chests” (you know, because chicken breasts are offenisve), of course: The Duggar family, stars of the reality show 19 Kids and Counting. They’re devoutly Christian, so it makes sense (right?) — but what doesn’t make sense is why the name is so damn clunky. Yellow pocket? Angels?
In an Instagram post, Michelle Duggar inspired a massive internet debate when she shared a pic of her kids making the oh-so-yummy eggs for Easter. And without acknowledging how ABSOLUTELY BIZARRE what she was saying was, she simply writes,
“Made some ‘Yellow Pocket Angel Eggs’ together with Johannah and Jordyn! They’re one of our favorites! 💛”
Of course, Instagram commenters were pretty freaking puzzled, considering the “deviled” part of the name refers to the spices, not just the “yellow pocket.”
“You know ‘deviled’ is the technique and has nothing to do with ‘the Devil’, right? They’re [a] homonym,” said one person.
Another person wrote, “Calling it as such (or reading Harry Potter) isn’t going to bring satan upon you.”
Some folks agreed with Michelle’s clunky snack nickname, however: “I love the name! Why give the devil any more popularity when his works already run rampant in our society. (Just sayin).”
Here’s what “deviled” actually means, in the context of food: According to Dictionary.com, deviled foods include anything “cooked with hot seasoning.”
But for some of us, hot seasoning may lead to thoughts of the fiery depths of hell. So, you know, “yellow pocket” makes more sense.
According to Portable Press, “‘deviled’ as a culinary term goes back to the 1700s….Deviled foods of all stripe were eaten in the U.S. well into the 19th century.”
So, in honor of the Devil himself, here are some other foods one can devil (or rename!):
You can make deviled ham, which is a ham salad with cayenne pepper. It can also come from a can (which might look gross), but it’s actually pretty good:
Deviled ham is often made with ham, mayo, hot sauce, mustard, cayenne pepper, and seasonings.
Deviled shrimp is often made with roasted tomatoes, garlic, chipotle, and shrimp. It’s a favorite.
Deviled eggs, of course, can be made a million ways, but the most common ingredients include mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, and hot sauce or hot spices.
Okay — so what about devil’s food cake? Yeah, this one’s not spicy. It’s just a play on angel food cake, which apparently came first.
Devil’s food cake is actually a super-duper lush chocolate cake. Its good and not-evil brother is the angel food cake, which is spongey and made with egg whites, flour, and sugar (you know, all the ingredients that won’t send you to hell).
Are deviled egg-loving people all over the world contributing to social evils and religious sacrilege? It’s not for us to decide. What do you think?