These Deviled Eggs Won't Last Five Minutes at Easter Lunch
2024/03/01

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Everyone's favorite guest to picnics, potlucks, and cookouts, classic deviled eggs are always a hit. They make a great side dish or snack for any holiday, but they make a particularly festive . It's hard to imagine eating more than one or two hard-boiled eggs, but this does not apply to insanely snackable deviled eggs. "They are dangerous things for me to have around," says Ree Drummond. "Sometimes I tell myself, 'I'm only eating half an egg' when I eat one, and then I eat seven more."

Consider this recipe a classic, no-frills version starring shelled, hard-boiled eggs stuffed with a creamy filling of cooked egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, and tangy pickle juice.

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A vibrant garnish of paprika and a daring dash of hot sauce make this the first to disappear at any party.

What puts the "devil" in deviled eggs?

From deviled ham to deviled crab to deviled eggs, what the devil is up with this food? No need to have sympathy; the adjective "deviled" is simply an old-fashioned culinary term for a highly seasoned dish. Spicy seasonings such as hot sauce, mustard, and ground red pepper originally brought about the comparison to fire and brimstone. For an extra "deviled" kick in these eggs, replace the dill pickle juice with pickled jalapeño juice.

How do you boil eggs?

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Boiling eggs is easy! Just follow these steps:

Fill a large pot with enough water to fully cover the eggs and bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat.Using a slotted spoon or skimmer, lower the eggs into the boiling water. Cover, reduce the heat to a simmer, and boil for the eggs for 12 minutes.Drain the eggs and immediately plunge into a bowl of ice water or run under cold water to stop the cooking process and cool.  

How do you get boiled eggs to peel easily?

Peeling hard-boiled eggs can be... frustrating. There's nothing worse than watching a beautiful boiled egg transform into a mangled mess of egg whites and broken shells.

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While everyone seems to have a secret trick, from adding baking soda to the water to using old eggs, there's no tip that guarantees flawless eggs every time. However, the easy process of lowering eggs into gently boiling water to cook for 12 minutes, and then dunking them in ice water works wonderfully for easy-peel eggs.

Can you make deviled eggs ahead of time?

Yes, deviled eggs are the perfect party food because they can be prepared beforehand. The eggs can be boiled, peeled, and refrigerated up to three days in advance. The filling can be mixed up and the before they are served. Store them in the refrigerator in an airtight plastic container or on an adorable deviled egg plate wrapped in plastic wrap.

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What else can you add to deviled eggs?

There are tons of ways to make and , and this recipe is a great place to start! You can stir a few tablespoons of dill relish or sweet pickle relish into the filing. Fresh chopped herbs such as dill would be tasty too. ( are the perfect spring appetizer!) For a fun twist, make . They have a little kick and are topped with crunchy barbecue chips! 

12

whole hard-boiled eggs

1/2 c.

mayonnaise

2 tbsp.

yellow mustard

2 tsp.

dill pickle juice

1/4 tsp.

kosher salt 

1/4 tsp.

ground black pepper

Hot sauce (optional)

Ground paprika, for sprinkling 

Chopped chives (optional) 

Step  1 Peel the eggs and cut them in half, lengthwise.

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Remove the yolks from the egg halves and place them into a bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork until they’re broken up. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, pickle juice, salt, pepper, and a few drops of hot sauce, if using. Stir to combine; the mixture should be mostly smooth. Step  2 Spoon the mixture into a zip-top plastic bag and snip ¼ inch off of one of the bottom corners. Pipe the mixture into the egg white halves. Sprinkle the eggs with paprika and chill in an airtight container until ready to eat. Serve with chives and hot sauce, if you like. 

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