These Deviled Eggs are made perfectly with creamy Miracle Whip, tangy mustard and sweet relish and are sure to impress. An Easter and holiday MUST!
What Is A Deviled Egg?
Deviled Eggs, also known as stuffed eggs, Russian eggs, dressed eggs or “divine eggs”, are hard-boiled chickens’ eggs that have been shelled, cut in half, and filled. A Deviled Egg filling is made from the egg yolks mixed with typically mayonnaise and a few spices. These delectable bites are typically served on holidays or at parties as a cold appetizer or a side dish.
Although Divine Eggs have been around as far back as Ancient Rome, their name is a newer invention. The term “deviled egg” first surfaced in the 18th century. The word “deviled” was often used to describe food that was spicy or zesty. How crazy is that?
More often than not, there is little to no difference between Deviled Eggs and Divine Eggs. The term “angel” or “divine” in association to food is a Southern way of saying “light” or “diet”. The use of these words is intended to signify a lower fat or cholesterol concentration.
The Heart And Soul Of The Best Deviled Eggs Recipe
My Auntie Rose’s Deviled Eggs are the perfect deviled eggs for reals y’all. They are creamy, spicy and tangy. I’ve yet to eat another that could compare. Don’t believe it? Try this recipe and see for yourself! P.S. She was the one that made this bomb Cornbread Dressing!
Cuisine Inspiration: Southern Comfort These aren’t just deviled eggs; they’re a trip down memory lane, y’all, bringing that Southern comfort food flair right to your plate!
Primary Cooking Method: Boiling Simple and straightforward, it all begins with boiling eggs to perfection.
Dietary Info: Omnivore, Gluten-Free A joy for egg-lovers and a sigh of relief for the gluten-free!
Key Flavor: Sweetly Tangy A tantalizing tango of sweet relish and zesty vinegar and mustard – it’s a flavor fiesta!
Skill Level: Easy No sweat, even for kitchen rookies!
- Miracle Whip’s Tang: That kickin’ tang? Thank Miracle Whip!
- Vinegar’s Zest: Apple cider vinegar brings the zing.
- Classic Mustard: Yellow mustard for that timeless taste.
- Sugar’s Balance: Just a hint of sweet to even things out.
- Relish Twist: Sweet relish rounds it out with a pop of flavor.
Ingredients to make deviled eggs
If you know me, you know that I love to entertain! Any opportunity I get to cook way too much food and watch as people oooh, aaah and mmm through the spread is like heaven to me. These Divine Eggs are a staple in my appetizer selection; they’re simple, delicious and a guaranteed hit.
Here’s what makes these eggs absolutely divine (pun intended):
- Miracle Whip: Using mayonnaise is totally acceptable and quite delicious but my auntie prefer Miracle Whip. We find that, unlike mayo, Miracle Whip has a sweet, spicy flavor that lends itself well to deviled eggs.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple Cider Vinegar has a slight fruitiness in addition to its acidity. Just a couple splashes adds a nice vinegary kick while enhancing the sweetness from the Miracle whip.
- Yellow Mustard: Any deviled egg worth its dollar has got that sharp, spiciness that comes from mustard. Take it from someone who hates condiments, bright, acidic mustard is necessary and delicious.
- Sweet Relish: Relish is delightfully sweet, a bit pickle-y and satisfyingly crisp. Adding in texture helps to break up the creaminess while layering in crazy amounts of flavor.
How to make deviled eggs
- Cooling Station: Set up an ice bath. Get a pot, put in eggs, salt, and 4-5 cups water.
- Boil: Heat to boiling, lower heat, then reintroduce boil for 14 mins with eggs.
- Cool: Post-boil, plunge eggs into ice bath for 15 mins.
- Mix & Fill: Peel, halve eggs. Mix yolk with Miracle Whip, vinegar, mustard, sugar, relish, pepper. Pipe or spoon into egg whites.
- Garnish & Chill: Sprinkle paprika, chives. Refrigerate in a covered dish until showtime!
Tips for making the best deviled eggs
- Ice Bath: Use an ice bath to stop the cooking process and prevent a gray ring around the yolks.
- Smooth Filling: Mash or blend the yolks well with a hand mixer for a creamy and lump-free filling.
- Balancing Flavors: Adjust the amount of mustard and sweet relish to taste.
- Piping the Filling: Use a piping bag for a neat and professional look.
- Garnishing: Experiment with different garnishes like paprika or herbs for added flavor and presentation.
Popular substitutions & additions
- Mustard Variations: Dijon or spicy mustard for a different flavor profile.
- Mayonnaise: Use mayonnaise instead of Miracle Whip for a creamier texture.
- Add-ins: Chopped chives, bacon bits, or paprika for garnish and extra flavor.
- Spices: A pinch of cayenne pepper or smoked paprika for a spicy kick.
- Pickles: Dill pickles instead of sweet relish for a tangier taste.
What to serve with a Southern deviled eggs recipe
- Fried Chicken Recipe
- Southern Collard Greens Recipe
- Southern Potato Salad
- Best Sweet Tea Recipe
- Honey Cornbread
How to store & reheat deviled eggs
Because eggs are perishable, they should be kept chilled at all times. Once made, Deviled Eggs should only be served/left out for about two hours (an hour if being served in a warm climate).
How long will deviled eggs last in the fridge?
Any leftover eggs can only be kept (refrigerated) for up to two days. Be sure to use an airtight container and closely examine the eggs before consuming.
Can I freeze easy deviled eggs?
Freezing is not recommended as it can alter the texture and taste of the eggs.
Frequently asked questions
It’s beneficial to use slightly older eggs to prevent the egg whites from tearing, as they tend to peel more easily. Also, avoid boiling the eggs too vigorously; a gentle simmer is enough. After cooking, immediately place the eggs in an ice bath, which helps the shells come off more easily. Finally, peeling the eggs under running water can assist in loosening the shell, making it easier to remove without damaging the whites.
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The BEST Deviled Eggs (Divine Eggs)
- 6 Large eggs
- 1/4 tsp Salt table salt is even fine for this but adjust for your personal tastes
- 2 1/2 tbsp Miracle Whip
- 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar we used Braggs
- 1 tsp Yellow mustard
- 1/4 tsp Granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp Sweet Relish We use Vlasic
- A dash of black pepper optional
- Use a separate pan or bowl and add ice and water for an ice bath. This will be use later to cool the eggs after they have cooked. Select a pot that is large enough for the eggs to move freely while cooking, then place the eggs into the pot.
- Place salt in the pan and enough water to cover the eggs (about 4-5 cups is what we used but it will depend on the size of your pot.
- Turn on heat and bring water to a boil.
- Once the water starts boiling, lower the heat until the water is no longer boiling.
- Use an open tea strainer to lower the eggs into the hot water. Once the eggs have been placed into the water, turn the heat back up to boiling and boil for about 14 minutes.
- After the timer goes off, take the eggs out of the water and place in the cold water that was prepared earlier.
- Leave the eggs in the cold water until the eggs are completely cooled. Give it 10 to 15 minutes and check to make sure the eggs are completely cooled.
- Carefully peel each of the eggs insuring no shells are left.
- Place them on a plate, take a sharp knife and cup the eggs length wise (the long way) and remove the yolk from the center.
- Next take the yolk and mash very well then add your Miracle Whip, vinegar, mustard and sugar and blend until smooth. Add the relish and pepper.
- Next using a piping bag with a large star tip, add egg mixture and pipe into egg white. (OR you can use a small spoon to place the yolk mixture into the egg white).
- Garnish with the paprika and chives and place them in the refrigerator in a covered dish.