This stupidly simple deviled eggs recipe is the perfect make-ahead dish for your next family gathering. These eggs are ideal to serve at holiday or birthday celebrations or whenever you are looking for an easy appetizer to feed a crowd.
Simple hard-boiled eggs are taken up a notch by mixing the cooked egg yolks with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and vinegar for a tasty and fancy twist.
Why You’ll Love This Deviled Eggs Recipe
With just a handful of panty staple ingredients, these deviled eggs come together in less than 30 minutes. These simple-to-make, protein-packed deviled eggs will be the highlight of your next get-together.
If you are looking to get things done ahead of time, you can easily hard-boil the eggs, separate the yolks and whites, and refrigerate them for a few days.
The day you want to serve the eggs, you can mash the yolks with the other ingredients and pipe the egg yolk mixture onto the whites.
Place the deviled eggs on a serving platter with some fresh herbs as garnish, or place the eggs on large lettuce leaves for a nice colorful, and appetizing presentation.
Helpful Equipment To Make Classic Deviled Eggs
- 4 eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (any mustard will do)
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon of vinegar (apple cider is ideal but any you have on hand will do)
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- A pinch of salt and ground black pepper
How To Make Deviled Eggs
Add the eggs to a pot of boiled water.
To ensure the eggs are completely cooked boil them for 14 minutes.
Remove the eggs from the boiling water and place them in a bowl to cool completely. Alternatively, you can place them in an ice water bath.
Once the eggs are completely cooled, peel them and then cut them in half. Carefully remove the yolks and place them in a large bowl.
Put the egg whites aside for now.
To the egg yolks add mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar, and paprika. Mash well to combine all the ingredients. Use a potato masher if you have one.
Place the yolk mixture into a piping bag and pipe it onto the egg white halves. If you don’t have a piping bag you can use a plastic bag with a hole cut at the bottom or just spoon the yolk mixture onto the egg whites.
Sprinkle the tops of the eggs with some paprika, serve, and enjoy!
All About This Recipe for Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a cold appetizer, side dish, or main dish made from hard-boiled eggs. The egg yolks are removed from the whites, mixed with mayonnaise, mustard, and a few other ingredients, mashed, and then piped back onto the whites.
Deviled eggs are often served at special events, parties, or gatherings. Seems Deviled eggs have been around quite a long time with recipes dating back to ancient Rome. Deviled eggs are popular in Europe, North America, and Australia.
Variations of this Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe
- Change up the type of mustard and use yellow, Dijon, honey, or even hot mustard.
- Garnish the eggs with fresh herbs like parsley, rosemary, or oregano.
- Sprinkle green onions or chives on top of the cooked eggs.
- Drizzle the eggs with hot sauce or some sriracha.
- Top the eggs with crumbled bacon for bacon-deviled eggs.
Tips and Tricks/Notes
If you want to get the eggs on the table as soon as possible you can place them in an ice water bath to cool them down quickly. To create an ice water bath place water and ice in a bowl large enough to accommodate the 4 eggs. You can also place the eggs under cool running water.
If you’ve run out of vinegar you can also use pickle juice.
Any kind of mayonnaise will work to make these Deviled eggs; with olive oil, avocado oil, low fat, or even spicy mayonnaise are all good options.
How To Store Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container. I do not recommend freezing the eggs.
What’s the trick for deviled eggs?
Cooking the eggs for 14 minutes gives the yolks a nice bright yellow color. Overcooking the eggs will turn the yellows slightly grey.
Why is vinegar added to deviled eggs?
Adding vinegar to deviled eggs adds a touch of acidity which creates a light and moist filling.
How long should I hard boil eggs for deviled eggs?
I have estimated 14 minutes to boil the eggs as eggs may vary in size. If you have smaller eggs you may be able to boil them for a few minutes less.
Why do they call deviled eggs deviled eggs?
Seems deviled eggs are called deviled as when the term was first used, in the 18th century, it meant the food was spicy. Since the eggs have mustard, pepper, and paprika they came to be considered deviled or spicy.
This classic deviled egg recipe is ideal for a quick breakfast, as a side to your lunchtime salad, or as an appetizer at your next fancy dinner.
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