6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

My family lives in Louisiana, and this recipe (something different) was handed down from my Mom years ago.

Nana J
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Cook asparagus in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water until tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain well and set aside.

  • Scoop yolks out of hard-cooked eggs and transfer to a bowl; mash yolks with a fork.

  • Mash deviled ham spread, cream, onion, 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard powder, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon salt into the yolks until thoroughly combined.

  • Fill cavities in egg halves with the yolk mixture; set deviled eggs aside.

  • Melt 6 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat, and whisk flour into butter until smooth and bubbling.

  • Whisk in milk, a little at a time, until the sauce is smooth and thickened; reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.

  • Whisk in Cheddar cheese, 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard powder, salt to taste, and black pepper; stir sauce until cheese is melted and incorporated.

  • Spread asparagus into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Arrange the deviled eggs on top of asparagus; pour the cheese sauce evenly over the deviled eggs.

  • Mix crushed corn flakes with 2 tablespoons melted butter in a bowl; sprinkle over the casserole.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the sauce bubbles and the topping is browned, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

652 calories; 44.9 g total fat; 414 mg cholesterol; 971 mg sodium. 33.1 g carbohydrates; 32.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2012
This is just as good as the author says it is. What an easy and delicious recipe. I made a few changes because I did not need this much and I prefer chopping ham to buying ham spread. I used my food processor and ground the ham. I added the yolks and other ingredients to processor and made it in no time. I used only 6 eggs and 1 pound of asparagus. I also cut the cheese sauce to 3 tbsp each of flour and butter added only 1 cup of milk and made the sauce. Once I had piped the yolk mixture into the whites I used an 8" square pan. Piping the yolks by cutting a corner off a ziploc or other plastic bag made it easy and clean up a breeze. I prefer Panko style bread crumbs but used the corn flakes and loved it. Will make many more times as my husband doesn't like deviled eggs or asparagus but loved this.
(3)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2013
I have had this recipe in a Junior League of Lafayette cookbook from 2001 and I had been meaning to try it so I did a test run last night. Deliciously decadent and must be shared with lot of people that can handle this much cream butter & cheese and it looks beautiful! I will be making this again but plan to modify it with a sharper cheddar and finding a way to make a vegetarian alternative. Possible something with mushroom or marinated artichoke.
(1)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2012
This is just as good as the author says it is. What an easy and delicious recipe. I made a few changes because I did not need this much and I prefer chopping ham to buying ham spread. I used my food processor and ground the ham. I added the yolks and other ingredients to processor and made it in no time. I used only 6 eggs and 1 pound of asparagus. I also cut the cheese sauce to 3 tbsp each of flour and butter added only 1 cup of milk and made the sauce. Once I had piped the yolk mixture into the whites I used an 8" square pan. Piping the yolks by cutting a corner off a ziploc or other plastic bag made it easy and clean up a breeze. I prefer Panko style bread crumbs but used the corn flakes and loved it. Will make many more times as my husband doesn't like deviled eggs or asparagus but loved this.
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2013
I have had this recipe in a Junior League of Lafayette cookbook from 2001 and I had been meaning to try it so I did a test run last night. Deliciously decadent and must be shared with lot of people that can handle this much cream butter & cheese and it looks beautiful! I will be making this again but plan to modify it with a sharper cheddar and finding a way to make a vegetarian alternative. Possible something with mushroom or marinated artichoke.
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2018
This turned out really good. I wasn't sure about the deviled ham but it worked well in this. The only change I made was to use Panko bread crumbs instead of the corn flakes. We don't eat cereal so I couldn't justify buying a box just for this recipe. This is a great way to use up asparagus from the garden!
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Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2016
I liked it very much. I don't know what 'ham spread' is and I can't buy it anyway. I opened a tin of duck pate with foie gras in it. Scrumptious!
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2013
I have chickens and tons of eggs. This is an awesome recipe to use the eggs up! I didn't have ham spread so I chopped up ham and added alittle mayo instead. Flavors melded well. Got really good reviews from the rest of the family. Saving this to my recipe box!
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2013
Ditto Maria's comment. Great recipe the kids even ate it!
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