Easy Deviled Eggs with seven main ingredients are delicious and perfect for any type of party. A delicious appetizer recipe to add to any table!
DEVILED EGG RECIPE
One of our favorite appetizer recipes to bring and share at a family gathering is this deviled egg recipe! It couldn’t be easier and they are always a hit. They don’t last very long so you have to be quick at our house if you want one.
HOW TO MAKE DEVILED EGGS
After boiling the eggs and letting them cool in an ice water bath. Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and transfer to a medium-sized bowl. Add mayo, mustards, salt, and pepper. Use a fork to mash well. Spoon filling into each egg white. Sprinkle with paprika and bacon (if using) and serve.
Ever since we got an Instant Pot, we have been steaming our eggs in it. It has been a game changer. To learn how to hard boil eggs in your Instant Pot you can see our recipe here.
WHY ARE THEY CALLED DEVILED EGGS?
The first documented usage for the word “devil” as a culinary term dates back to 1786 when, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, it was used to describe a “(highly seasoned) fried or boiled dish.” By 1800, the term “deviling” caught on and was primarily used to refer to the process of making a spicy or condiment-laden dish.
But not everyone calls them deviled eggs. In many regions of the U.S., these are commonly known as stuffed eggs, dressed eggs, salad eggs or even mimosa eggs.
See just how easy these are to make by watching our short video.
BEST DEVILED EGGS
Deviled Eggs Recipe
- 12 large eggs
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- paprika for sprinkling
- bacon pieces optional
Hard Boil Eggs
Place eggs in a large saucepan and cover with water.
Transfer to stovetop over high heat until water begins to boil.
Boil for one minute, cover with lid, and remove from heat. Allow to sit for 17 minutes and then drain and transfer to an ice bath.
Peel eggs and set aside.
Make Deviled Eggs
Slice eggs in half lengthwise.
Remove yolks and transfer to a medium-sized bowl.
Add mayo, mustards, salt, and pepper. Use a fork to mash well.
Spoon filling into each egg white. Sprinkle with paprika and bacon (if using) and serve.
GOURMET DEVILED EGGS
This deviled egg recipe is one of the best classic deviled egg recipes. But if you want to get creative with your deviled eggs you can add a lot of different ingredients to give you a sweeter or a more savory. Some possible additions to your recipe could be the following:
- cajun spices
- sriracha sauce
- spicy mustard
- pickle juice
- chopped pickles
So keep your eggs classic or get creative – it’s up to you! And if have an awesome flavor variation, I would love to hear about it in the comments!
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