This recipe is also keto diet friendly, so if you are low carb, this is a great recipe for you. It is also just a great and simple recipe to make when you are hosting a gathering. Whether you are making them for you and another person, or a whole house full of people, this simple southern deviled egg recipe is sure to please the crowd.
My sister and I grew up in southern Virginia, and deviled eggs were a staple at our family gatherings. When I made these for my husband the other day to have a different type of snack while he was on his keto diet, he was amazed at how good they were, and he proceeded to ask me where I got the recipe.
Naturally having grown up in the south with many generations that came before me, I was slightly offended because I thought everyone knew how to make deviled eggs. Well, apparently it is a bit more southern than he was used to. Truth be told, I honestly cannot even remember how I know how to make them because I grew up with the women in my family helping them make it for our every Sunday family gathering.
It is just something I have always known how to do. Of course, I have since put my own twist on the traditional recipe, made some more unique recipes, but the basics are always the same, and if you know the basics, you can make a world of variations that your entire crowd will enjoy.
Now, I know that other people other than southerners make deviled eggs, but if I am not mistaken, the south traditionally does it the way I have always thought was the norm which is with relish. Which is what I am following with this recipe…sort of.
- 4 large soft boiled eggs (recipe for a perfect, peelable boiled egg here)
- 2 tbs. Dill pickles minced
- 1 tsp. Garlic powder
- 1 tsp. Onion powder
- ½ tsp. Chili powder (I used more because I like it hot)
- 1 tsp. Smoked paprika
- Pepper to taste
- 3 tbs. Duke’s mayonnaise (or your personal favorite)
- 2 tbs. Coarse ground mustard
- Sriracha (optional topping)
- Everything Bagel seasoning (optional topping)
- After boiling your eggs and making sure they are properly cooled, cut them in half and scoop out the egg yolks gently.
- In a small mixing bowl, mix the egg yolks, dill pickles minced, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, pepper, mayo, and mustard into a creamy paste.
- Depending on the size of the egg yolks, you may need to add more mayo to make it the appropriate texture which is a bit more soft than standard toothpaste.
- Using a spoon, slowly scoop the egg mixture and fill the egg whites with it to your liking. Remember you do not want too much because you want to balance the egg whites with the egg yolk mixture so as one does not overpower the other.
- If you like it spicy like I do, add a small amount of Sriracha to the top of your egg. You can also sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning. I did both 🙂
Note**If you have a piping bag and want to be fancy, you can certainly pip the egg yolk mixture back into the egg whites, but this is not necessary.**
Whether you like eggs or not, there is something different about a good deviled egg that almost everyone can enjoy. Unfortunately, I have yet to come up with a vegetarian or vegan replica for deviled eggs, but I have some ideas that I may try here in the future. Enjoy!