Monday, March 26, 2012

Perfect Deviled Eggs

The kids were begging me for deviled eggs over the weekend.  They couldn't wait another two weeks until we have hard boiled Easter eggs to use up.  There must be a dozen ways to boil an egg, but several years ago, I recall an article in the paper comparing methods.  I may have mixed and matched methods over the years, but my hard boiled eggs always turn out using the following method...
 Place eggs in a pan with cold water.  The water should just cover the tops of the eggs.
Turn the heat on medium-high.  When the water comes to a boil, let the eggs boil for 3 minutes.  Turn off the heat and cover for 15 minutes.
Run cold water over the eggs and add a couple of handfuls of ice cubes.  Let cool.
 The eggs peel easily and the yolks remain bright yellow.
 Squeeze about 3 tablespoons of mayo, 3 tablespoons of mustard and 1 teaspoon of season salt.  Cream together.
 You can dollop the mixture back into the egg, or place in a piping bag with a fancy tip.
 Pipe the mixture in a circular motion.
 Everything can be made into a party around our house.
I'm coming back here to update because I forgot to mention how we used a tiny leaf of fresh basil as garnish on our deviled eggs for our tea party.  The basil is a great compliment to the deviled eggs.  Try it!


  1. These look so good, perfect for Easter. Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower:)

    Barbara @ Chase the Star

  2. They look so yummy!! I am going to try them this week. Thanks for posting!

  3. Yummyyyy!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your project at Jillify It!

    I hope you will come back again next Tuesday to share more of your creations!


  4. They look delish and the presentation is so pretty. I'm going to pin because I think people (myself included) tend to overboil our eggs!

    What are your thoughts on sprinkling some Paprika on top?



    1. Good question about the Paprika. My mom always put Paprika on the top. I like the presentation better without. We made these for my daughter's tea party and I put a tiny leaf of fresh basil on the top and it was amazing...a MUST try.

  5. I love deviled eggs, these eggs look yummy! Thanks for linking up at Whimsy Wednesday.

  6. I LOVE deviled eggs. Thanks for sharing how you boil eggs. I've just pinned this so I can try your method. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  7. These are really really good! Made them for myself, again!!



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