“The King of the Hill,” season 9 episode 23

I’m doing something a little different over here at The Joy of Cooking Milhouse—instead of skipping around the classic cannon, I’m making a series of different recipes from a single episode all in a row. This post kicks off our culinary exploration into season nine’s “The King of the Hill,” and we’re starting this one off right (with a recipe that actually tastes good!). I’m easing you into this, because some of these recipes are… out there. Stay tuned!

This Homer-centric episode opens with a classic muscular McBain movie. He beats some Nazi scum and gets Unicef coins to the children who need them, all while shirtless. When Bart comments on McBain’s buffness, Homer shows his talent for drinking a beer and crushing it using only his gut. Hot.

The family heads to the church picnic, passing the police picnic and mafia picnics along the way. Homer immediately gorges himself while the kids prepare to play capture the flag. Rod and Todd recruit Ned, so Bart convinces Homer to play. Bart distracts everyone with Homer’s dirty underwear while his dad makes a run for it with the flag. After a considerable lead, he passes out just before the finish line. The kids mock him and pummel him with deviled eggs.

Deviled eggs are not only good for eating, they’re good for throwing! This classic snack is easy to customize—add some pickle relish, swap the mayo for yogurt, drizzle with hot sauce. Whatever your heart desires. Tune in next week for more recipes from this episode!

Deviled Eggs
Makes 12

6 large eggs, medium or hard-boiled, cooled, and peeled
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 teaspoon Dijon or stone-ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional, for color)
Salt and pepper

  1. Slice each cooked, peeled egg in two longways. Carefully pop out the yolks in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Mash the yolks well with a fork. Add the mayo, mustard, and turmeric (if using) and season with salt and pepper. Mash and mix well until creamy, adding a little milk or pickle juice if needed to reach the right consistency.
  3. Spoon or pipe the mixture into the hollow eggs. Dust with paprika. Serve immediately.

Tip: My favorite way to boil eggs is using a pressure cooker. If you have an Instant Pot or something similar, I highly recommend it since the eggs are incredibly easy to peel. Find out how on my other blog.

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