Deviled Eggs- Ideal for parties and get-togethers. It’s a true classic! It’s delicious, creamy, and a crowd-pleaser. Say hello to my all-time favorite appetizer. A simple classic that is my go-to for every get-together or festive occasion. It comes together fast and can be made ahead of time for up to 24 hours. It’s actually a simple formula. To make a great deviled egg, all you need is a fluffy, tangy, creamy filling and perfectly-cooked eggs. The only problem with this recipe is that once you realize how simple it is to create genuinely delicious deviled eggs, you may find yourself desiring them even more than before. My greatest recipe is a simple mix of hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper. That is all there is to it. Along with a sprinkling of paprika for an additional burst of flavor.
What Is the Origin of the Name Deviled Eggs?
For at least 200 years (and possibly older), the term “devil” has been used to describe highly seasoned, frequently spicy meals. Foods—usually seafood, but also chicken, eggs (obviously), or ham—devilishly seasoned with chili peppers, a hefty dusting of black pepper, or even a slew of ultra-flavorful spices. It can also refer to dishes that have a tinge of fire-y red color, such as many deviled eggs (but not our recipe) due to a sprinkling of paprika. In other words, the term “devil” in this context implies precisely what you think it means!
Deviled Eggs Ingredients:
You will only need the following ingredients to make these simple deviled eggs:
- Hard-boiled eggs may be made quickly on the stovetop or — my personal favorite — in the Instant Pot.
- It’s up to you whether you use Greek yogurt or mayonnaise. I’m not a fan of mayo, which is typically used to create deviled eggs, so I use plain Greek yogurt.
- Lemon juice (or vinegar): The fresh flavor of lemon juice in deviled eggs is one of my favorites. However, vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar) is a classic alternative that would also work well.
- Dijon mustard: Use as much or as little as you wish, depending on how mustardy you prefer your eggs.
- Garlic powder: Use only a half teaspoon to complement the flavor of the filling.
- Fine sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to be specific.
- Toppings: I like to top my basic deviled eggs with a little smoked paprika and maybe some chopped fresh chives.
How To Make Deviled Eggs?
Deviled eggs are simple to make, and you can speed things up even more by hard boiling your eggs ahead of time. However, the secret to making the BEST deviled eggs is to carefully boil your eggs without overcooking them and resulting in a green tinge around your yolk. No one wants green-tinged deviled eggs, believe me.
- After you’ve cooked and cooled your eggs, the remainder of this dish comes together quickly.
- Cut your eggs in half lengthwise, scoop out the yolk, smash it with a fork, and set the egg white on a serving platter.
- Stir together the egg yolk, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper until creamy.
- Scoop part of the deviled egg mixture back into the egg white using a tiny spoon.
- Sprinkle with paprika for an extra dose of devil-ness and serve to delighted visitors.
Tips And Tricks:
Deviled eggs aren’t complete without hard boiled eggs. Here are four pointers to help you make them correctly every time.
- Make use of a larger pot with a cover. When boiling hard boiled eggs, it is critical that the eggs fit in a single layer. 6 big eggs are required in our recipe below. A medium saucepan works well for this. If you plan on doubling the recipe, you may want to use a large, wide pot instead.
- Cover the eggs with cold, not hot, water. When preparing hard boiled eggs, we want the water that surrounds the eggs to heat up from cold to boiling. By beginning with cold water rather than boiling, the temperature rises more slowly, reducing the danger of shells shattering and promoting uniform cooking.
- Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 30 seconds before removing from heat. For hard-boiled eggs, we rely on the temperature of the water rather than the temperature of the burner. When we observe a rolling boil, we cover the pan with a lid and allow it to cook for 30 seconds. After that, we remove the pot from the heat and let it to stand for 12 to 14 minutes, depending on the size of our eggs.
- Plunge into freezing water to stop the cooking. When you know your eggs are done, you want to stop them from cooking any more as soon as possible. The simplest approach for us to do this is to immerse them in ice water for 5 to 10 minutes. When the eggs are cold enough to handle, peel them and start preparing deviled eggs.
My Easy-Peel Eggs Tips:
If you’ve ever prepared deviled eggs or hard boiled eggs, you’ve definitely encountered the rare obstinate egg that just won’t peel properly. There are several methods for making easy peel eggs available. We’ve tried a few, but the following techniques have proven to be the most effective for us:
- Try not to utilize the most recent eggs. Fresher eggs don’t peel as readily, so buy eggs for deviled eggs a few days ahead of time if possible. (This isn’t required; it simply makes things simpler.)
- Allow the eggs to cool fully before peeling. This works well for us, but if you’re still having problems, break the chilled egg and return it to the ice bath. After about 5 minutes, the water seeps behind the split shell and makes it easier to peel.
Variations On Deviled Egg Recipe:
There are a million various ways to personalize your own quick deviled eggs recipe, so get creative and have fun with it! Feel free, for example, to:
- To create avocado deviled eggs, just replace the mayo with well-mashed avocado. YUM.
- Pickles: It’s common in the South to create deviled eggs using relish or pickle juice.
- Pour in some sauce: A splash of Worcestershire sauce may really bring the stuffing to life.
- Add some spice by using a pinch of cayenne pepper, Sriracha, or fresh or pickled jalapenos.
- Put some cheese on top: Soft crumbled cheeses (like feta or goat cheese) are ideal. Alternatively, grated sharp cheddar or smoked gouda would taste great.
- Season to taste: I’m enamored with these “Everything” Deviled Eggs, which are prepared with everything bagel seasoning. My other favorite seasonings to use are curry powder, blackening powder, and Italian seasonings.
- Add fresh herbs: You may also cut and add your favorite fresh herbs.
How To Make Deviled Eggs Ahead Of Time:
The egg whites and filling ingredients can be prepared up to 3 days ahead of time and refrigerated separately in securely sealed containers until ready to assemble and serve.
What Are You Going To Do With The Leftovers?
Make a deviled egg salad with these and serve it with some excellent bread!
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- 6 big eggs
- 3 tbsp. of mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- season with salt and pepper to taste
- paprika as a garnish
Bring a saucepan of water to a rolling boil. Reduce the heat to low (or off) to ensure the water is no longer boiling or has bubbles, then place the eggs in the water using a skimmer. Then, return to high heat and set a timer for 14 minutes.
Prepare an ice water bath and set it aside while the eggs are cooking. Remove the eggs from the water and set them in the cold water bath after 14 minutes.
When the eggs have totally cooled, peel them and cut them in half lengthwise. With a spoon, transfer the yolk to a small bowl and set the egg whites on a platter.
With a fork, mash the yolks and stir in the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
Using a spoon, put a bit of the deviled egg mixture back into each egg white hole. For garnish, sprinkle with paprika.
To make a super-smooth egg yolk filling, pulse the yolks, Greek yogurt (or mayo), lemon juice, Dijon, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor until perfectly smooth.
This may be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 24 hours, covered.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 60Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 94mgSodium 93mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 3g