Southern Deviled Eggs

Southern Deviled Eggs – Reese Witherspoon’s deviled egg recipe. These things are dangerously DELICIOUS!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate overnight. Super easy recipe to make with only a few simple ingredients. Hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, salt, hot sauce, and smoked paprika. Great low-carb/keto-friendly appetizer and side dish for parties and picnics.

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Classic Southern Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled Eggs are a classic appetizer and side dish. They are my go-to for get-togethers. They are easy to make and everyone loves them. This classic recipe is from Reese Witherspoon’s cookbook. The recipe sounded perfect for an upcoming family reunion. Let me tell you, these are really good deviled eggs. So simple and SO delicious.

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Deviled Eggs Like Grandma Made

Deviled eggs are super easy to make with pantry staples. Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring eggs to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover the pan and remove from heat. Let the eggs sit in the hot water for 10 minutes. Drain eggs and place in an ice bath or cold water. Once cool, peel eggs. Slice them in half and carefully remove the egg yolks. Place yolks in a small bowl. Place the empty egg white halves on an egg platter. Mash the yolks with a fork. Add mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, salt, black pepper, and hot sauce to the mashed yolks. Spoon or use a piping bag to put the yolk mixture back into the egg whites. Top the eggs with a sprinkle of paprika and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use Dijon mustard. Can substitute yellow mustard or spicy mustard if you prefer.
  • For best results, use older eggs instead of fresh ones. Fresher eggs are harder to peel because the membrane is attached to the shell. As the egg ages, the membrane separates from the shell, making it easier to peel.  
  • If you only have fresh eggs on hand, cook them in Instant Pot as fresh eggs peel much easier using an electric pressure cooker. 
  • You can use a pastry bag or ziploc bag to pipe the creamy filling into the egg white halves.
  • Can Deviled Eggs be Made in Advance? You can make these deviled eggs ahead of time, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate them overnight.
  • You can also make the hard-boiled eggs a day or two in advance and assemble the eggs when you are ready.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Delicious Deviled Eggs

These eggs are the perfect appetizer for family gatherings, cookouts, or dinner parties. They always receive rave reviews! They also make a great side dish with chicken, pork, BBQ, sandwiches, and more! This is really a versatile recipe! Give this creamy deviled egg recipe a try. They are sure to become a favorite family recipe!

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Southern Deviled Eggs

Yield: 24 deviled eggs
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Southern Deviled Eggs – Reese Witherspoon’s deviled egg recipe. These things are dangerously DELICIOUS!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate overnight. Super easy recipe to make with only a few simple ingredients. Hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, salt, hot sauce, and smoked paprika. Great low-carb/keto-friendly appetizer and side dish for parties and picnics.

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • 1 dozen large eggs
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp hot sauce, or to taste
  • smoked paprika

Instructions:

  • To hard boil eggs: place eggs in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring eggs to a boil. Cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes. Drain eggs and cover with ice water. Peel shells off of eggs once cooled off.
  • Slice eggs in half lengthwise and remove the yolk and place them in a bowl.
  • Mash yolks with a fork. Add mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and hot sauce. Stir well.
  • Spoon or pipe yolk mixture into egg white halves. Sprinkle with paprika. Store in the refrigerator.

Notes:

Can cook hard-boiled eggs in Instant Pot. You can find directions on this post: https://www.plainchicken.com/instant-pot-hard-boiled-eggs/
Can make deviled eggs in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Use Duke’s mayonnaise to keep these low-carb.

Steph

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Comments

  1. Sounds amazing! When you say hot sauce could you tell me is it like a Sriracha hot sauce or a Worcestershire sauce?

  2. Try replacing the mustard with an equal amount of ketchup… delicious… kind of a thousand island dressing taste (especially if you add some chopped sweet pickle or relish and a little chopped red onion).

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