Nothing beats the creamy texture of a deviled egg, and our recipe for Easy Southern Deviled Eggs is one of the best recipes out there. If you do not know how to make deviled eggs, then you are in luck, because this recipe will teach you. Deviled eggs are a cinch to make, and they make the perfect appetizer for any holiday or social gathering. It's pretty much guaranteed that these deviled eggs will be the first food gone from your appetizer spread.
Making deviled eggs is as easy as boiling some eggs and then shelling them. The creamy filling is made from the yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, and diced pickles. A splash of pickle juice is the secret ingredient that makes these easy deviled eggs especially delicious. The next time you have leftover hard-boiled eggs on your hands, instead of making a boring batch of egg salad, whip up these Easy Southern Deviled Eggs instead.
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- 6 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped sweet pickles
- 1 teaspoon pickle juice from the jar, or 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Place the eggs into a small saucepan. Fill the pot with water so that it covers the top of eggs by at least one inch. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 12 minutes. Immediately place eggs into a bowl and cover with ice and water. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before peeling.
Cut the peeled eggs in half and place yolks into a bowl and whites onto a serving plate.
Mash the egg yolks well with the tines of a fork, adding the rest of the ingredients to form a thick paste.
The yolks can be piped into the egg whites with a pastry bag and tip or simply spooned into the whites. If you will be using a pastry tip, be sure that the pickles are chopped very finely.
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