Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Devil(ed potatoes) and Mrs. James

So over the holidays I totally fell off the wagon and ate dairy and eggs.  Sorry readers!  It was terrible of me, but don't worry, I paid the price. Heavily!  I gained five pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas! Yikes!  So that pretty much settles the debate on whether or not vegan food is better for you or not, at least in my book anyway! On Christmas day I had some really, truly awesome deviled eggs.  They were so good, I can't even tell you.  Mmmm.  But the fact that they were good is no excuse!  Just like anything else, there is an AWESOME vegan substitute.  Really, I'm not kidding.  You will never miss deviled eggs as long as you have the recipe for..... are you ready for this?? 

Deviled Potatoes!  Yes, it's real.  The love child of deviled eggs and potato salad you've always wished existed!  Even if you didn't.... aren't you glad there is one?  They are pretty easy to make, too, so bonus!

You will need:
1 bag baby dutch potatoes (these are the best because they are egg shaped and thin-skinned, but really any potato of small size will do)
Plenty of Vegenaise
Sweet Relish (I use two tablespoons)
Hot sauce (just two dashes)
Minced onion (I use the dried kind, once again 2 tbs)
MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT: Liberal dose of Indian Black Salt, also known as Kala Namak.  Don't have this?  Don't bother making them. 
(You can buy it on Amazon if you can't find it at a store near you)
Squirt of mustard
2 dashes of turmeric, for color


Boil potatoes till a fork can penetrate them.  Remove and run under cool water till they have cooled off.  Cut potatoes in half and scoop the centers out with a teaspoon.  Just make a nice divet.  Scoop the extra potato innards into a mixing bowl.  Add all the rest of the ingredients to taste (I, for instance like a lot of vegenaise, but not everyone does.), except for the paprika.  Mix well.  Reinsert into the divets you made into the potatoes, and sprinkle liberally with paprika.  I like to eat them instantaneously, but some people prefer them chilled.  I'll leave it up to your discretion. ;)

Your finished product should look something like this:

Aren't they cute?  They taste even better. :)  Enjoy!


  1. okay so i need to run to the health food store and get this stuff.

  2. These are amazing. Like really truly. Make them before Michael gets home, so you don't have to share them, HA!



  4. LOL, this may be my favorite comment ever. It IS like making love to a potato. Glad you enjoyed them!