Whats The Trick For Deviled Eggs?

Whats The Trick For Deviled Eggs?

Deviled eggs are a classic appetizer or side dish that are typically made by hard-boiling eggs, removing the yolks, and mixing them with a flavorful filling before returning them to the egg whites.

Whats The Trick For Deviled Eggs?

The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

There are a few tricks to making perfect deviled eggs:

  1. Start with well-cooked eggs: Be sure to boil your eggs for the right amount of time, usually around 12-14 minutes, depending on their size. Overcooking or undercooking can affect the texture of the yolk and make it difficult to remove from the egg whites.
  2. Peel the eggs carefully: To avoid damaging the egg whites, peel the eggs gently under cool running water. You can also add a pinch of salt or baking soda to the water to help the shells come off more easily.
  3. Use room temperature ingredients: Allow your mayonnaise, mustard, and other ingredients to come to room temperature before mixing them with the egg yolks. This will help the filling to be smooth and creamy.
  4. Mix the filling thoroughly: Use a fork or mixer to mash the egg yolks and mix them with the other ingredients until they are smooth and creamy. Taste the filling and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  5. Use a piping bag: For a neat and attractive presentation, use a piping bag to fill the egg whites with the yolk mixture. Alternatively, you can use a spoon to fill them, but the piping bag makes it easier to control the amount of filling and create a uniform appearance.

Here is a basic recipe for deviled eggs:


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • Paprika or chopped fresh parsley (optional, for garnish)


  1. Place the eggs in a pot and cover them with cold water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Once the water is boiling, remove the pot from the heat, cover it with a lid, and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 12-14 minutes.
  3. Drain the hot water and rinse the eggs with cold water to cool them down.
  4. Once the eggs are cool, peel them and slice them in half lengthwise. Carefully remove the yolks and transfer them to a bowl.
  5. Mash the yolks with a fork and add the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined and smooth.
  6. Use a spoon or piping bag to fill the egg whites with the yolk mixture.
  7. Garnish the deviled eggs with paprika or chopped parsley, if desired.
  8. Chill the deviled eggs in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Deviled eggs are a versatile dish, and there are many variations of the filling that you can try. Some people like to add pickle relish, hot sauce, or chopped herbs to their filling, while others prefer to use different types of mustard or mayonnaise. Feel free to experiment and find your favorite recipe!

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