Deviled eggs are a traditional recipe that is ideal for the holidays, Easter, potlucks, parties, and other social occasions.
My finest deviled eggs recipe is a simple mix of hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper. That's all. Coupled with a sprinkling of paprika for an added taste boost.
Deviled eggs are excellent as a nutritious snack or appetizer. They're simple to prepare, only require a few ingredients, and most people enjoy them.
I've enjoyed them for years, but it wasn't until later that I finally posed the question that has been circling in my head for a long time: "Why are deviled eggs called that?"
So I looked it up on Google. And here's Wikipedia's response: The phrase "deviled" was used in relation to food in the 18th century, with the first print mention coming in 1786. In the nineteenth century, it was most commonly associated with spicy or zesty foods, such as eggs cooked with mustard, pepper, or other seasonings inserted in the yolk cavity.
It makes perfect sense. Therefore, you may now be confident that deviled eggs are not inherently wicked!
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. The secret to perfectly best-deviled eggs, though, is correctly boiling your eggs without overcooking them and getting that green tint around your yolk. No one wants green-tinged deviled eggs, believe me.
To get it correctly, watch my video on how to precisely boil eggs!
The remainder of this recipe is simple once your eggs have cooked and cooled. Cut your eggs in half lengthwise, scoop out the yolk, smash it with a fork, and lay the egg white on a serving dish.
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 spice of devil-ness and serve to delight guests.
DEVILED EGG RECIPE FLAVOR VARIATIONS
The original deviled egg recipe I'm sharing with you today is the greatest. Deviled eggs, on the other hand, might be entertaining. Make them sweeter, savory, spicy, or just more interesting.
Try adding bacon, chives, shallots, cajun spices, sriracha sauce, jalapenos, goat cheese, and other things. Of course, herbs like dill, basil, and tarragon would go fantastic with those components as well.
Therefore, keep your deviled eggs traditional or be inventive - the choice is yours! And if you have a favorite taste variant, please share it in the comments section. Enjoy!
BEST DEVILED EGGS RECIPE
- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Reduce the heat to low (or off) to ensure the water is no longer boiling or has bubbles and use a skimmer to place the eggs in the water. Then increase the heat back to high and set a timer for 14 minutes.
- While the eggs are boiling prepare an ice water bath and set aside. After 14 minutes, remove the eggs from the water and place in the ice water bath.
- Once the eggs have cooled completely, peel them and slice in half lengthwise. Remove the yolk to a small bowl with a spoon and place the egg whites on a plate.
- Mash the yolks with a fork and add the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir everything together until it's smooth.
- Use a spoon to add a portion of the deviled egg mixture back into the hole of each egg white. Sprinkle on paprika for garnish.
- Make sure to watch my video above for a tip on easily removing the egg yolk from the white. You can also use a piping bag to make the yolk mixture prettier if you’d like.
- I do recommend Dijon mustard rather than yellow mustard for more flavor. This Dijon mustard is also Whole30 compliant, if you’re doing a Whole30.
- Please watch the measurements on the vinegar as well, some people have accidentally added 1 tablespoon of vinegar, but it’s 1 teaspoon of vinegar. If you’re not a fan of vinegar, you can use pickle juice as well.
- You can store the deviled eggs for up to two days in a sealed storage container. This means you can make them the day before a party, potluck or gathering.
- If you’re in need of a platter to display your deviled eggs, this ceramic one is my favorite. And if you’re transporting them, this travel carrier is great.