Classic Deviled Eggs

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Deviled eggs never go out of style, and this recipe for Classic Deviled Eggs is one that every Southern cook should master.

Yield: Makes 2 dozen
Total:
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 12 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Dash of hot sauce (optional)
  • Garnish: paprika

Preparation

  1. 1. Slice eggs in half lengthwise, and carefully remove yolks, keeping egg whites intact.
  2. 2. Grate egg yolks using small holes of a box grater. Mash together yolks, mayonnaise, and next 3 ingredients. Add more salt or hot sauce, if desired.
  3. 3. Spoon or pipe yolk mixture into egg whites.
  4. SIX DEVILISH SPINS
  5. 1. Trout Caviar-Horseradish: Prepare recipe as directed in Steps 1 and 2. Stir 3 3/4 tsp. prepared horseradish into yolk mixture. Spoon or pipe yolk mixture into egg white halves. Top with 3/4 tsp. trout caviar.
  6. 2. Country Ham-Breadcrumb: Prepare recipe as directed in Steps 1 and 2. Stir 1/2 cup finely chopped cooked country ham and 1/4 cup finely grated Swiss cheese into yolk mixture. Spoon or pipe yolk mixture into egg white halves. Top with desired amount of toasted breadcrumbs.
  7. 3. Avocado-Tarragon: Prepare recipe as directed in Steps 1 and 2. Mash together 1 1/2 ripe avocados and 3 3/4 tsp. fresh lime juice. Stir avocado mixture and 1 tsp. dried tarragon into yolk mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon or pipe yolk mixture into egg white halves. Top with desired amount of fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves.
  8. 4. Spinach, Poppy Seed, and Bacon: Prepare recipe as directed in Steps 1 and 2. Stir 3/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed; 4 1/2 tsp. grated red onion; and 4 1/2 tsp. poppy-seed dressing into yolk mixture. Spoon or pipe yolk mixture into egg white halves. Top with chopped cooked bacon.
  9. 5. Smoked Salmon, Lemon, and Capers: Prepare recipe as directed in Steps 1 and 2. Stir 1 1/2 Tbsp. finely chopped drained capers, 3/4 tsp. loosely packed lemon zest, 3 tsp. lemon juice, 1/4 tsp. black pepper, and 1/8 tsp. kosher salt into yolk mixture. Spoon or pipe yolk mixture into egg white halves. Top with desired amount of smoked salmon.
  10. 6. Chorizo-and-Cilantro: Prepare recipe as directed in Steps 1 and 2. Stir 3/4 cup cooked and crumbled chorizo sausage and 2 1/4 tsp. sour cream into yolk mixture. Spoon or pipe yolk mixture into egg white halves. Top with desired amount of fresh cilantro leaves.
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