If you've been looking for the perfect recipe for Deviled Eggs, then you're in the right place. Get ready to be blown away by classic flavors in each bite that are incredibly easy to put together. It's the perfect recipe for potlucks, Easter, outdoor parties, and picnics.
Deviled eggs are a classic appetizer that has been enjoyed for generations. They are easy to make and can be customized with various ingredients to suit any taste. Deviled eggs are made by hard-boiling eggs, cutting them in half, and then fill the egg whites with a savory mixture of yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, and other seasonings.
My recipe for deviled eggs will give you the classic flavors without hassle! With the combination of mayonnaise, mustard, paprika, and sweet relish, you will be amazed at just how tasty these are with minimal effort. Trust me; you're going to love it!
🥘 INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED
All you need are the most simple ingredients to make this tasty snack! I'm sure you have most, if not all, of the ingredients in your pantry already.
You can scroll down to the recipe card for further details and instructions.
Eggs: First of all, we'll need some eggs! I've used four large eggs in this recipe that we'll boil and peel, then slice in half to make our deviled eggs.
Mayonnaise: You'll also need some mayonnaise. This classic ingredient lends to that tasty and creamy texture of the filling that deviled eggs are known for.
Mustard: Another classic ingredient is some mustard! I've used yellow mustard because not only does it taste really good, but it's also something that kids love. You can alternatively use dijon mustard.
Relish: To add a delicious flavor and slightly crunchy texture to each bite; I've used some sweet relish in this delicious egg snack. It takes this classic side dish to the next level!
🔪 HOW TO MAKE
It is nothing simpler than making this classic southern delight, but it is one of the most rewarding and delicious appetizers. Let's look at what you need to do to make it step by step.
The full instructions are in the recipe card below, but let's look at the main steps to making this snack.
Start by boiling the eggs. In a saucepan, add the raw eggs and water to cover them. Boil the eggs on medium-high heat for 8 minutes, then turn off the heat but leave the eggs in the pan for another 8 minutes.
Once done, place the eggs in cool water and peel them one by one. Now cut the eggs into halves. Scoop the yolks out of the eggs gently and set the egg whites aside for now.
Add the remaining ingredients to a bowl and mix well using a fork or spoon to combine all the ingredients with the egg yolks.
Fill the egg white with the mixture and garnish with slices of black olive and sprinkle paprika.
Your delicious Southern Deviled Eggs are ready to be served.
💭 COOKING TIPS
Cooking deviled eggs is a straightforward process, but a few tips can help you get the perfect result every time.
- Make sure to use room-temperature eggs for boiling. This will ensure that they cook evenly and don’t crack while boiling.
- When filling the egg whites with the yolk mixture, fill them up to the top. This will give you a nice, full-looking deviled egg.
- If you want extra flavor and texture, try adding chopped chives or parsley to the filling mixture, or check out the variation section below for more ideas!
📖 DELICIOUS VARIATIONS
This recipe for deviled eggs will give you the most classic flavor ever. But if you're looking to change things up and add your touch, you absolutely can. Here are some ideas you can try out:
Toppings: Along with some paprika, you can add some chopped fresh chives or other herbs you love best. This is a versatile side dish that works with a ton of different flavors!
Spicier: If you want a spicy kick to your deviled eggs, consider adding a little tabasco sauce, chili sauce, or even a pinch of cayenne pepper to heat things up.
Condiments: You can replace yellow mustard with dijon mustard, or even add some finely chopped onions to your eggs for a delicious, sharp flavor and crunch.
💬 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Deviled eggs are a classic appetizer that consists of hard-boiled eggs that have been halved and filled with a creamy, flavorful mixture. The filling typically includes mayonnaise, mustard, and spices such as paprika or cayenne pepper. Deviled eggs can be served as an appetizer or snack and are often found at potlucks.
In a pan add the eggs and enough water to cover the eggs, bring the water to a boil and let the eggs cook for 8 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the eggs in the hot water for another 8 minutes. Discard the hot water and then pour chilled water over the eggs.
To peel the eggs, I crack the eggs and then peel them under running cold water or fill a pan with cold water and peel the eggs while in the water.
You can boil the eggs ahead of time. Before refrigerating, you can cut the eggs in half ahead of time but separate the yolks from the whites. The egg whites' texture changes and turns chewy, therefore it's better to wrap the egg whites in plastic wrap before placing them in an airtight container. The filling tastes better if made on the same day as serving the deviled eggs.
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🌡️ STORING AND REHEATING
Fridge: You can store any leftovers you may have in the fridge in an airtight container for up to three days.
Freezer: I don't recommend freezing these deviled eggs as the texture will change significantly and they won't taste as good.
Reheat: To reheat your deviled eggs, you can microwave them in 20-second increments till they're warm all the way through. Many people also prefer having them cold out of the fridge!
Deviled Eggs Recipe
- 4 large eggs raw
- 3 tablespoon mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1 teaspoon sweet relish
- Pinch of black pepper
- Pinch of paprika
- In a saucepan, add the raw eggs and add enough water to cover the eggs.
- Cook the eggs on medium high heat for 8 minutes.
- Turn off the heat but keep the eggs in the saucepan for 8 minutes.
- Peel the eggs and cut it in halves.
- Add the yolks to a mixing bowl. Keep the egg whites a side to fill later.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix well using a fork or a spoon.
- Fill the egg white with the mixture and garnish with slices of black olive and sprinkle paprika.