Definition of deviled in English:



  • (of food) cooked with hot seasoning.

    ‘deviled eggs’
    • ‘Mind you, the devilled jumbo lump crab cakes with a lobster-sake dressing looked equally mouth-watering.’
    • ‘Salty for the most part, yet with a trace of tanginess, it was a change from the devilled foods favoured by the plainsmen of Gratze.’
    • ‘The widow smiled at the compliment and went back to work preparing a feast of turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, deviled eggs, pecan pie and iced tea, made sweet for her friends from Texas.’
    • ‘Put in the centre of a serving dish, and surround it with the devilled bits.’
    • ‘Other items black women buy more of than average include household cleaning products, frozen French toast and deviled ham.’
    • ‘There was a smorgasbord of delicious food, most importantly some hard-boiled and deviled eggs.’
    • ‘It's heavily oaked but enjoy this characterful bottle with devilled chicken or sausages with a mustard and honey glaze, and all will be well.’
    • ‘She'd boil a dozen eggs to use later for deviled eggs - hers were zingy with mayo, sharp mustard, bit of vinegar, the perfunctory paprika.’
    • ‘And they're highly versatile: You can make deviled eggs for appetizers, spike them in eggnog or make quiches, frittatas, omelets or other brunch-type party fare.’
    • ‘Within these pages you'll find recipes for cold borscht, Kung Pao chicken, Maryland crab cakes, chicken and sausage gumbo, deviled eggs, and tuna-noodle casserole.’
    • ‘This is not to say that you should run out and eat 24 deviled eggs in one sitting (mmm… deviled eggs), but that eating eggs is all right for a healthy person.’
    • ‘I also can supply recipes for devilled sardines, eels with tartare sauce, monkey-nut macaroons and what to do with cold pheasant remains.’
    • ‘Melody grabs it in midair, puts it on a plate, spreads a little deviled ham on, and then flips the egg onto it.’
    • ‘And then we make the deviled eggs and the carrot sticks and then we get the chicken ready for the oven and maybe take one more swipe at the counter.’
    • ‘So the quesadilla list, in addition to tried-and-true varieties, contains an unusual specimen made with goat cheese and spicy deviled walnuts.’
    • ‘The witty effect, aided by a subtle garlic cream, is that of some celestial new variety of deviled crab.’
    • ‘The menu is striking in its simplicity: cockles, Bath chap and pickled onion, devilled kidneys and potato cake or plaice with leeks and herbs.’
    • ‘I went for devilled whitebait, a good sized portion in a crisp flour coating and well dusted with cayenne pepper, served with lemon creme fraiche.’
    • ‘It's drinking or party food, the Thai equivalent of deviled eggs.’
    • ‘I brought fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, deviled eggs, cold slaw, and sweet iced tea.’