Delicious Deviled Eggs, 3 Ways

Let's take your deviled eggs game up a notch with some simple additions.
Total time: 20 minutes 

Deviled eggs are a classic, easy go-to recipe for entertaining or anyone looking up to spice up their eggs a bit. A classic deviled egg contains hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, and paprika.

But in this guide, we're going to show you 3 takes on the classic. You'll earn some new ways to devil-up your deviled eggs even more with bacon, capers, and salmon (optional), as well as the classic recipe (still my favorite)!

Note that this recipe is for 6 full eggs (12 deviled halves). You will need to adjust if you're making more or less.

Fun fact: did you know that term devil-ing, when referring to food, dates back to the 18th century. Originally, it was used to describe food that was extra-spicy and cooked over a flame—as if hell itself had made the food!

Kitchen tools
1 ealarge bowl
1 eafork
1 easauce pan
Ingredients
6 eaeggs
3 tbspmayonnaise
1 tspmustard
1 eapaprika
1 tspcapers
1 tspdillweed
1 piecebacon
1 tspsea salt
1 tspblack pepper

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Eggs boiling on stove
  • Place your eggs into the saucepan.
  • Fill with enough water to completely cover the eggs.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Boil for 14 minutes or until the eggs are cooked through.

Not sure if they're cooked? Check out our trick to check if your hard-boiled eggs are cooked.

Eggs in Ice bath

Placing your hard-boiled eggs immediately into an ice bath stops them from continuing to cook, preventing that greenish-gray color the yolks sometimes acquire. Some claim that it also helps separate the shell from the egg membrane.

Let them sit in the ice bath until you're ready to peel them.

Bacon cooking in pan

We used a piece of left-over bacon for our topping and simply heated it up. You may need to fully cook yours in a pan.

  • Cook/heat until the bacon is crispy.
  • Remove from the pan and put onto a paper towel to soak up some grease.
Peeling an egg shell

As we were making this guide, my wife showed me a great trick to easily peel an egg. In short, you want to:

  • Crack and roll the egg to break.
  • Peel under running water to help remove the membrane.

Place peeled and rinsed eggs into a bowl.

Ingredients for Deviled Eggs

Get your ingredients ready to make the filling. You're almost done!

Slicing egg in half

Be sure to slice the eggs across the long side, so as to create to oblong halves.

They should look like this when cut.

eggs sliced in half
Egg yolk in bowl

Push the eggs yolks out as shown. The yolks should pop right out. If you have trouble, use a spoon to remove any leftover yolk.

Mashed egg yolks

Use a fork to break up the eggs yolks. This will make it easier to mix in the rest of your ingredients.

deviled eggs mixture

Mix together with your fork:

  • 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dillweed
  • salt
  • pepper

Mix until everything blends and the yolks become creamy.

Filling eggs with yolk mixture

Using a teaspoon, fill the cooked egg whites with the yolk mixture. You'll likely need about 1 teaspoon worth of the mixture per egg white, depending on the size of the egg crater.

Deviled Eggs 3 Ways in Egg Tray

The great thing about this recipe is that you can customize it to your taste. Here are the 3 kinds of toppings we used:

  • Crumbled bacon (adds a nice salty flavor)
  • Capers (optional: we sometimes add a small piece of smoked salmon to these as well)
  • Paprika (the classic)

And you're done! Enjoy!