Devilishly simple deviled eggs

I normally eat about 20 of these

We’ve had some pretty fantastic deviled eggs. In Memphis, we noshed on ones with smoked turkey, or was it quail? Or maybe foie gras and caviar eggs… To be honest, we think those fancy concoctions are all fine and good, but deviled eggs are just dandy without all the fuss. Since my wife isn’t a mayonnaise lover, we like using a strong mustard and some horseradish. Sometimes, I’ll throw in some diced pickle. But normally we only use a few ingredients. Here’s our latest and greatest.

Deviled eggs

  • A dozen hard-boiled eggs, cut lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup mustard, we used a spicy yellow, but a grain or Dijon will do
  • 2 tbsp or more horseradish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • paprika

Using a fork to mash the yolks, mix yolks, mayonnaise, mustard and horseradish until incorporated. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in red pepper flakes. Using a spoon or piping bag fill egg whites. Be stingy, you can always go back and top off the skimpy ones. Garnish with paprika and fresh parsley. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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48 Responses to Devilishly simple deviled eggs

  1. Who doesn’t love devilled eggs – your looks great and I agree, without all the fuss is perfect.
    Just some useless information for you – placing the egg carton on its side for a day will cause the yolks to centre themselves so once boiled, the yolks will be directly in the middle of the white. :-) Mandy

  2. Maureen says:

    Nothing says “picnic” to me more than deviled eggs. I guess because that’s the only time I remember to make them! LOL These look so good!

    @Mandy – what a great idea! I will try that for sure.

  3. I love deviled eggs..and the combination of flavors you used is just heavenly..
    another beautiful picture of a great recipe

  4. ChgoJohn says:

    Yum! They look delicious!

  5. Zo Zhou says:

    Oh wow, horseradish sounds marvelous. I have yet to stumble across some…will be on a serious lookout from now on!

  6. ChefMom says:

    Only 20?! LOL. I can eat a ton of these too. They’re so good. Your recipes are coming in handy this weekend – we made your German Style Potato Salad today and have the Sangria in the fridge for tomorrow! Yay! Thanks for all the good stuff!

  7. Another winner! Would you like me to mail over a dozen of our free range (will pack them sideways as per Mandy´s great recommendation!)?

  8. rsmacaalay says:

    I love deviled eggs, simple yet it packs a flavourful punch.

  9. fatisrecipes says:

    :D fati love blog post title….

    ……..and recipe of course :D

  10. Yuri says:

    I made deviled eggs at school and that’s it. They’re not popular here like in the US, I’m putting this on the list for our next family get together :)

  11. You are always talking about how you could eat what I post on my blog. Well, this is one of my favorite things to eat in this world. I came over here hungry this morning and there was that deviled egg looking me right in the face. I am now craving a deviled egg! Hope you and yours are enjoying the weekend.

  12. I’ve always like the look of the pretty sprinkling of paprika on deviled eggs. I like how you mentioned Memphis. I usually just got barbecue pork there. It’s delicious!

  13. eva626 says:

    can you believe it ..i never tried deviled eggs before!

  14. Coming from an Italian family, I never tried deviled eggs until a few years ago at my neighbors house! I now make them but I’ll use honey mustard dressing (Newman’s Own brand or something similar) but I’ll try it with spicey mustard. I’m not a big mayo fan too. Photo looks great!

  15. I just love this simple but classic deviled eggs recipe.. of course you can say deviled in my mothers house lol.. they’re called “angel eggs”. Love the recipe. Sometimes I add chopped up scallions when I want an onion taste but otherwise I am a simple girl when it comes to my deviled eggs.. so you know I love this.

  16. baysideresearch says:

    Oh yum! One of my fave summer dishes. My mom taught me to add a touch of vinegar to the yolks — makes them extra tangy. Never thought of adding horseradish though! Must try that.

  17. Karen says:

    I feel like starting a fire in my kitchen after looking through all your fantastic BBQ posts!! So much great stuff. :-) Oh, and deviled eggs are just the best! Hope you guys are having a great Memorial Day.

  18. TasteFood says:

    I am with your wife regarding mayonnaise. I love the emphasis on mustard and horseradish in this recipe.

  19. Joyti says:

    I think devilled eggs are great, but I’ve never actually made my own. Time to change that…your less mayo version sounds great.

  20. Caroline says:

    Mmm deviled eggs are so yummy, these look fantastic. My dad would love the addition of horseradish. I’ll have to make these for him sometime. :)

  21. Sara says:

    This is really funny. I’ve never been a fan of egg salad, devilled eggs, etc., but the other day for some reason thought, “I’d really like an egg salad sandwich.” I haven’t made it yet, but now I see this post. The universe is trying to tell me something. Maybe I should make it with those duck eggs I bought.

  22. theonlycin says:

    Deviled eggs, what bliss, smacks of the 70s :)

  23. midaevalmaiden says:

    I live with a peanut butter, bananna, and mayo person. Its a sandwitch combo Ill never try. But those eggs on the other hand…. Ill take 7. :)

  24. I have never had deviled eggs. Everyone is always raving about them but I run from everything that has mayo in it. I want to come up with a different version of these but then again, I guess I wouldn’t really have anything to compare them to!

  25. Bethea says:

    I don’t even eat deviled eggs and those look good.

  26. egg me on says:

    Those look great. I like that you used a combo of mayo & mustard. Horseradish and red pepper must give it a nice kick. Diced pickles must awesome in eggs, too. I’m definitely going to try that.

  27. Liz says:

    Looks good. I use a dash of Worcestershire sauce in mine, but it darkens the yolk a little. I used to use the white Worcestershire sauce, but I don’t think they make it anymore. :( I am definitely going to try the horseradish. Thanks for the idea.

  28. ....RaeDi says:

    Thank you, I made these yesterday eve to go with our Brick Chicken and they were incredible! The problem, I did not get a picture they were gone before I knew it! I know I will be making again and will be sure and get my photos before anyone knows that they are even there….RaeDi

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  34. I LOVE DEVILLED EGGS! Mayo replacement: Whip together a tub of natural yogurt, a tablespoon of Philadelphia or similar and some mustard if you like. The end result is good but not as good as the mayo, so I would just stick with mayo!…Girls, seize the moment, think of all those ladies who waved away the dessert cart on the Titanic :P

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