How to Make the Best Deviled Eggs

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perfectly presented deviled eggs

Deviled eggs are kind of my thing. Whenever we go to a gathering that is potluck style, I love bringing a big platter of freshly made deviled eggs. Some of our neighbors raise pastured chickens and sell us their eggs for $2/dozen, and I hate saying no since we are their only customers, so some weeks we have 6+ dozen eggs to consume! I love making fried eggsscrambled eggs, dippy eggs, egg sandwiches, potato egg salad, and baked egg dishes, but my favorite thing to make (and eat) are these deviled eggs.


  • 12 Eggs (Two weeks old and pastured)
  • 4 T. Mayonnaise (I like Hellmann’s Olive Oil)
  • 1 t. Mustard
  • 3 t. Apple Cider Vinegar (I like Bragg)
  • ½ t. Real Salt (I buy my Real Salt in bulk here. You can buy a shaker here, or a refill pouch here.)
  • ¼ t. Pepper
  • ¼ t. Paprika


  1. Boil Your Eggs: To see how to boil an egg so that it is cooked to perfection and peels easily, check out my recipe for the perfect boiled egg.

    perfectly cooked hard boiled egg cut in half to show the yolks still soft

    Perfectly Cooked Hard Boiled Egg

  2. Make the Yolk Mixture: To be honest, I never really measure my ingredients here. I just add a big blob of mayonnaise until it’s nice and creamy, then I add a squirt of mustard, a glug of apple cider vinegar, a few dashes of pepper, and a generous sprinkling of salt. Then I keep tasting and adding and tasting and adding. It’s always best to start with too little of something and add more than add too much of something and have to start over! You can use the measurements I’ve listed above as a starting point to create the mixture that you like best. 🙂

    yolk mixture for deviled eggs will be creamy and slightly lumpy

    Yolk Mixture for Deviled Eggs

  3. Fill the Eggs: I just use a spoon to fill the empty egg halves, but you could get super fancy with these cake decorating tips and bags.

    hard boiled eggs cut in half with yolks removed ready for deviled egg yolk mixture filling

    Empty Deviled Eggs Ready for Filling

  4. Finishing Touches: I like to lightly sprinkle paprika over all the eggs when they are filled. (I don’t think they really look like deviled eggs without it!) I use a plastic egg serving tray, but this glass one would be nice too, or you might want something more portable like this or this. Enjoy!

    tray of deviled eggs make a perfect party appetizer

    Tray of Deviled Eggs

4 replies
  1. Nancy
    Nancy says:

    Yum. I had several of yours at grams 88th BD party and it was the last thing I ate at my mom’s as I left for the airport last week. They were great. Thank you.

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