Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

Presented by Chef Jill Aker-Ray, representing The Fresh Market
Yield:  24 eggs


12 The Fresh Market Large Eggs
1/2 c. The Fresh Market Pimento Cheese
1/4 c. Dukes Mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
Pickled okra, thinly sliced


Place eggs in a large saucepan and add cool water to cover. Bring just to a boil over high heat. Remove pan from heat, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with ice water. Immediately transfer eggs to the ice water to cool for 5 minutes. Peel eggs and cut in half lengthwise.

Spoon yolks into a large bowl and mash with fork tines until smooth. Add pimento cheese, mayonnaise, and pepper to the yolks, and mix well. Arrange the whites on a serving dish. Spoon yolk mixture into the whites. Top with a slice of okra.

Cover and refrigerate until lightly chilled before serving.