Classic Deviled Eggs are so easy to make! Hard boiled eggs with a creamy filling that everyone craves. A must-have for Easter or any party!
Looking for more easy appetizer ideas? Try these Bacon Wrapped Scallops, or this delicious Crab Stuffed Mushroom recipe!
What Are Deviled Eggs?
Nothing beats the classic recipes. Sure, we redo recipes all the time, and sometimes those recipe become our new classics. Because the classics are around for a reason, they’re damn good.
Deviled eggs are a classic appetizer that consists of hard-boiled eggs that have been halved, and the yolks mixed with various ingredients to create a creamy filling. The filling is then piped back into the egg whites and can be topped with a variety of toppings such as paprika, bacon, chives, or pickles.
And these days with so many people following a low carb diet? Well these low carb appetizers are just what you’re looking for. You can enjoy deviled eggs for lunch, snacks, even a light dinner with a salad!
There’s tons of varieties of deviled egg recipes but today we’re going to start with a classic deviled egg recipe. Then once you get that recipe down you can start with some fun variations.
History Of Deviled Eggs
We know these classic snacks from our parent’s parties growing up, but where did deviled eggs originate?
Deviled eggs are believed to have originated in ancient Rome, where they were served as a first course or an appetizer for upper class citizens. The modern-day, upgraded version of these eggs first appeared in the United States in the 1900’s and quickly became a popular appetizer for parties and gatherings.
How Do You Boil Eggs So They Peel Easy?
Deviled eggs are really very easy to make. Most people boil their eggs, hence the term hard boil, but there are other ways to make hard boiled eggs! Let me tell you guys about this gadget I found…
It’s called the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker and I couldn’t say enough about it! Using this appliance, which is only about 15 bucks on Amazon, results in the most perfect hard boiled eggs that the shell comes right off off!
Because there’s nothing worse than boiling a whole bunch of eggs and struggling to get the shells off. And I’ve tried all the tips and tricks – believe me – I’ve tried them.
Grab yourself one of these egg cookers and save yourself the trouble. Plus our boys really like eating hard boiled eggs and with this egg cooker they can make them by themselves. Win win.
Look at the inside of these hard boiled eggs! Perfect yolks, no green-ish weird circle or coloring…I really love this egg cooker if you haven’t noticed yet.
Slice your perfect hard boiled eggs in half lengthwise and scoop out the yolks into a small bowl.
As much as the flavor is important, the texture of these deviled eggs is right up there. You want your filling to be smooth, not lumpy. Get in there with a whisk and really blend the filling together.
Now you can grab your filling and fill your eggs. If you want to get fancy you can use a piping bag and get that spiral decorative look, but we’re keeping this Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe classic.
Mix it all together and stuff into the egg halves. That’s it! Really, this couldn’t be an easier appetizer recipe!
Ingredients For Deviled Eggs
These perfect, bite sized snacks have the most basic ingredients. But you don’t have to stop there! There’s many more ingredients that you can add to this easy recipe. But let’s start with the basics!
- Dijon Mustard
- Pickle Relish (and some pickle brine)
- Hot Sauce
- Salt and Pepper
- Fresh Dill
Like I said, these are the basics. There’s tons of other ingredients that you can add to deviled eggs like bacon, avocado and even tuna!
Nutritional Benefits Of Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a great source of protein, healthy fats, and key vitamins and minerals. They are also low in carbs, as we mentioned above, making them a delicious option for those following a low-carb or keto diet.
Can You Make Deviled Eggs Ahead Of Time?
You definitely can! Because not only are these little egg appetizers super easy to make but anything you can get done ahead of time for a party is a win. If you’re doing these eggs the day before, just fill them right before serving.
You can fill the eggs an hour or two before serving and keep them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
Also, I know I keep talking about appetizers for parties, but we actually make deviled eggs a lot just to eat. Lunches are great, or lunchboxes or even after school snacks for the kids!
Looking For More Easy Appetizer Recipes?
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Classic Deviled Eggs
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
This deviled egg recipe makes the best deviled eggs you’ll ever taste! An easy appetizer recipe for parties or tailgating!
- 6 hard boiled eggs
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 1/12 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons pickle relish
- 1 teaspoon pickle brine (juice from a jar of pickles)
- 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish
- Kosher salt and fresh black pepper to taste
- Split the eggs in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out the yolks into a bowl.
- Add the mayonnaise, mustard, relish, brine, hot sauce, dill, salt and pepper to the yolks and stir together until smooth.
- Fill the hollowed out center of each egg half with the yolk filling.
- Garnish with more fresh dill and a sprinkle of paprika (optional)
These deviled eggs can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator until ready.
- Category: Appetizers
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: American
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My Mom always uses sweet pickle brine/juice …..do you recommend dill or sweet?
I prefer dill but it’s really up to your taste!