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Best Recipe for Deviled Eggs

August 11th, 2008

deviled-egg-recipe.jpgThis recipe for deviled eggs is one that has remained in our family and has been passed down through oral tradition for at least four generations. Until very recently, it had never been written down with any standardized ingredient lists or procedures until I discovered that there were significant numbers of people searching for deviled eggs recipes. A few days ago, my mother prepared it as a side dish for one of our dinners, and this time we paid attention to exact amounts and preparation methods so that the recipe could be officially recorded and published.

The secret ingredient is the sugar, which helps to bring out the flavor and increase the pleasant taste of the other ingredients. We always add at least one teaspoon, but more may be added to suit individual tastes.


  1. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  2. 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  3. 1 teaspoon sugar
  4. 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  5. 2 teaspoons mustard
  6. paprika for garnish

Procedure: How to Make Easy Deviled Eggs

  • Bring one dozen eggs to a boil and then simmer them on low heat for approximately 15 minutes. Use eggs that are at least one week old. They are easier to peel.
  • Peel the eggs.
  • Use a knife to cut each egg lengthwise.
  • Remove the yolks to a small bowl.
  • Add salt, pepper, and sugar to the yolks. You might want to add a little more than 1/8 teaspoon of the salt and pepper. Adjust this to your own taste. Mash the yolks with a fork until crumbly.
  • Add between 1/4 - 1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing and 2 teaspoons of prepared mustard. Mix well.
  • Using a teaspoon, scoop the mixture into the shells. Sprinkle with paprika and refrigerate until serving.

Note: If any of the eggs cracked during cooking, be sure to save the yolk even if you need to discard a misshapen or torn egg white. This will help make more filling. Usually, it’s best to cook a few more eggs than you need to allow for some breakage.

2 Responses to “Best Recipe for Deviled Eggs”

  1. comment number 1 by: self defense Rob

    I can’t stand deviled eggs, but my wife swears I make the best deviled eggs she ever had. Go figure. And the kids love them too.

  2. comment number 2 by: ireland5

    Terrific deviled egg recipe! Works every time.

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