I knew that when I came across this recipe on Pinterest, that it was just begging to be the next installment of The Homicidal Homemaker’s TupperSCARE Party:
Now, I am guessing something is really, really wrong with me, or I am just in denial about what kinds of foods I really like. Because I actually enjoyed this recipe.
Yes. You read that correctly. I enjoyed it.
So did my mom.
And my boyfriend actually didn’t cringe in disgust, and said it was better than he expected.
PREDICTED TOXICITY LEVEL: Deadly
Deviled Lettuce (adapted from vintage Miracle Whip magazine ad, date unknown)
- 1 head of Iceberg Lettuce, hollowed out
- 1 8oz package of cream cheese (I used a 10oz package)
- 1/2 cup Miracle Whip (you could use mayonnaise if you wanted)
- 1 2.25oz can of Deviled Ham (I used Underwood)
- 1 cup of sliced celery
- 1/4 cup chopped green pepper (I used red, because it’s what I had on hand)
- 2 tablespoons of diced pimento (I used the entire small jar)
- 1 tablespoon of grated onion
- Extra Miracle Whip, for topping with “the sparkling flavor of marvelous Miracle Whip” (I did not do this)
This recipe was really simple: hollow out the head of lettuce and set aside. Mix together remaining ingredients. Fill hollowed-out head of lettuce with filling. Wrap with saran wrap and chill.
I let mine chill overnight. Then I simply cut into slices, per the recipes suggestion, but found it easier to just serve this wedge-style.
ACTUAL TOXICITY LEVEL: Non-Toxic
If you hate mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, chances are, you’ll absolutely hate this recipe. I think that if the ingredients had a little updating, this could be a REALLY good dish (think, filled with a nice chicken salad or tuna salad!) with a unique serving presentation.
However, some of my friends that saw the pictures online referred to it as “Alien Egg Salad”.
I know that I just totally ruined the recipe for you.
So that makes my second failed attempt at The Homicidal Homemaker’s TupperSCARE Party. I need to step it up. I am thinking, Veg-All’s “Pie Plate Salad” might be more along the lines of what I am trying to carry out.