Traditional Deviled Eggs are made with just a few ingredients, making them creamy, irresistible, and delicious. This bite-size egg is not just for big family dinners, they are also a healthy snack and a great appetizer at your next party.
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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE
- Deviled eggs are a crowd favorite at any special occasion and they are my favorite party appetizers to serve. You can switch up the flavors easily and they are so pretty to serve.
- This classic recipe is made with simple ingredients you probably already have on hand.
- You can make this easy deviled egg recipe ahead! Keep reading for make-ahead directions.
DEVILED EGG INGREDIENTS
- Large Eggs - Fresh eggs tend to be harder to peel. If possible, plan ahead and let eggs sit in the fridge for 7 - 10 days.
- Mayonnaise - Full fat mayonnaise is my preference. You could also use Miracle Whip or plain Greek yogurt for a slightly different flavor.
- Dijon Mustard - Yellow mustard can be used as a substitute.
- Salt - Be sure to taste the yolk mixture to see if you need any additional salt before filling the eggs.
- Sweet Pickle Relish Juice- Some people use dill pickles juice, but I prefer sweet relish.
- Paprika and Green Onions - Both are optional for garnishing.
HOW TO MAKE TRADITIONAL DEVILED EGGS
STEP 1 - Place eggs in a medium pan, and cover them with an inch of water. For best results start with a pot of cold water. Over medium high heat bring water to a boil. When the water boils, shut the stove off and cover the pan for 15 minutes. Be sure you have boiling water before turning stove top off. Soak eggs in cold water until they are cool to the touch.
STEP 2 - Gently peel and rinse eggs. Cut eggs in half lengthwise, removing yolks and placing into a medium bowl or the bowl of a food processor. Set egg whites aside.
STEP 3 - Using a food processor or a fork, mash the yolks into a fine crumble.
STEP 4 - Add mayonnaise, salt, sweet relish juice and Dijon mustard.
STEP 5 - Place the creamy yolk into a piping bag or small ziplock bag. Pipe the egg yolk mixture into each of the white halves. A small spoon can also be used to load the egg whites.
STEP 6 - Add a sprinkle of paprika to each egg and garnish with green onions if you like.
MAKE AHEAD AND STORING DEVILED EGGS
To make ahead - Once eggs are cut, and the yolks have been removed, cover the eggs with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Keep the yolk mixture in a ziplock bag until ready to fill the egg whites. Then you'll just need to fill, garnish and serve.
Any leftover eggs should be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.
Do you love egg salad sandwiches? Chop up leftover deviled eggs and make the perfect quick lunch. I bet you'd love this Curry Egg Salad too.
BEST WAY TO MAKE HARD BOILED EGGS
There are many different ways to cook a hard-boiled egg. A few years ago, my mom gave me a Cuisinart Egg Cooker for Christmas. Steaming eggs is hands down my favorite way to cook hard-boiled eggs. It will also make hard, medium, or soft consistency eggs. You can even poach an egg or cook an omelet.
To make the eggs, you take a small pin on the bottom of the measuring cup that comes with the cooker and poke each egg. It sounds like it could be a mess, but it is super easy. A small bit of air is created between the shell and the egg membrane, making the eggs much easier to peel. Place the eggs in the steamer basket and in about 20 minutes, you'll have perfectly cooked eggs.
This is truly a foolproof method. I promise, they peel perfectly EVERY time.
You might also like to try making hard boiled egg with this Instant Pot method?
HOW MANY DEVILED EGGS SHOULD YOU SERVE
For years I fought my husband and son from eating all eggs before the holiday dinner. Finally, a couple years ago, I just stopped fighting.
Now I make a double batch and use one platter as an appetizer while everyone is milling around waiting for dinner to be served and one for the actual dinner.
DEVILED EGG VARIATIONS
Yes, we really like traditional-style deviled eggs, but it is fun to change them up. Try using, bacon, jalapenos, avocado, hot sauce, basil, or even lemon juice. You'll be surprised how you can change the flavor with just a little ingredient addition.
MORE APPETIZER IDEAS
Traditional Deviled Eggs
- 6 eggs Hard Boiled Eggs cooled and peeled
- 4 Tbsp Mayonnaise
- ¼ tsp Dijon Mustard
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Relish Juice
- Paprika for garnish
- Chives or Green Onion for garnish
- Place eggs in a medium pan, and cover them with an inch of cold water.
- Turn heat on to medium high and bring water to a boil.
- When the water boils, shut the stove off and cover for 15 minutes.
- Next, soak eggs in cold water until cool to the touch.
- Peel and rinse. Cut in half lengthwise, remove yolks and set whites aside.
- In a small bowl or food processor, add yolks.
- Using a fork or food processor, mash yolks into a fine crumble.
- Add mayo, Dijon mustard, salt, pickle juice and combine until smooth.
- Transfer to a small plastic bag or piping bag. Pipe yolk mixture into egg whites.
- Garnish with paprika and chives.