I recently read an article in a magazine that said no covered dish party is complete in the south…..without deviled eggs. That could not be more true! Whether it be a family get together, Easter, or football tailgates, deviled eggs always made an appearance. Both of my grandmothers both made delicious deviled eggs. My maternal grandmother made them with mayo and pickles and my paternal grandmother made them with pickles and pickle juice. My mom and I (unfortunately) couldn’t put our hands on either of their recipes (they more than likely just made it up in their heads), so I decided to try out a this deviled egg recipe from southern living.
I think the hardest part of making them in my opinion is hard boiling the eggs. Its always a little discouraging when you think you’ve cooked your eggs perfectly and you slice them open and they are either way over cooked with a green line around the yolk or way under cooked. While flipping through southern living I found this gem of an article explaining the perfect way to hard boil an egg. The perfect article to find around Easter!
(No that is not my icing covered fingers to the right….it is the opposite side of the magazine 🙂 )
What you’ll need for the deviled Eggs:
6 large eggs
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 teaspoon prepared mustard (yes, all I had was spicy…so I didn’t use as much, but with the sweet relish it tasted good!)
salt and pepper to taste
-First place your 6 eggs into a saucepan. Add water until the eggs are completely covered. Place on the stove and bring to a slow simmer.
Once the water has come to a very slow simmer (if they simmer too much they can crack) set your timer for 10 minutes. Keep the water going a consistent simmer until the 10 minutes are up. Drain and run cool water over the eggs until they are cool to touch. Crack the eggs and start peeling. Once they are peeled slice length-way.
I was pretty happy with how my eggs turned out. They were maybe slightly under cooked in the center….but overall I was happy with the finished product!
After all of the eggs have been halved, removed the yolks and place in a bowl. With a fork mash the yolk, mayonnaise, mustard, sweet relish, salt and pepper together. Spoon the yolk mixture back into the egg whites. Garnish with paprika.
Happy Easter everyone!