What do we eat in the south at most every occasion? Picnics? Family get-togethers? Pot lucks? Deviled Eggs! They’re so easy to make and even more easy to eat. In fact, you can get carried away because they’re so easy to pop into your mouth and devour half a dozen.
These deviled eggs are the ones I grew up with. My mom always made them and she definitely didn’t have a recipe. Like many things, I just watched her make them and we would taste it to make sure it’s how we wanted it to taste. I’ve attempted to come up with a recipe here but like a lot of other things on our site, we encourage you to adapt it to your tastes.
I must note that some people like their eggs with a lot of ingredients and maybe on the sweet side. If that’s you, keep on looking. These are not that. These have just a few simple ingredients and are more tart than anything. If that’s your style, have at it!
1 dozen eggs
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
3/4 tsp cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Paprika for sprinkling
- Cover eggs with cold water and put on stove on medium heat, covered with lid. Set timer for 18 minutes and walk away. When timer goes off, your eggs will be perfectly hard boiled.
- Once eggs are hard boiled, dump water and peel the eggs under cold water.
- Slice eggs in half and carefully scoop out the yolks into a small bowl. Mix yolks with mayonnaise, yellow mustard, cider vinegar, and salt and pepper. Mash with a fork until well combined.
- Put egg yolk mixture into a baggie or piping bag and pipe into egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika.
Source: Melissa’s Mama