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Deviled Eggs Like Your Mom Made? Maybe.

Updated on July 4, 2013

Deviled Eggs

Shown in an Indiana Glass Vintage Egg Dish.
Shown in an Indiana Glass Vintage Egg Dish. | Source

Preparation of Deviled Eggs

Steps in preparing
Steps in preparing | Source

Save the Deviled Egg!

Too dry?  Add sweet pickle juice.  Not creamy enough?  Add some lo-fat plain yogurt.
Too dry? Add sweet pickle juice. Not creamy enough? Add some lo-fat plain yogurt. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 37 min
Yields: 8 halves


  • 4 eggs, hard boiled
  • 2-3 T. mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 t. sweet pickle relish
  • 2 t. prepared mustard
  • 2 T. dehydrated onions
  • 2 t. celery seed, NOT celery salt
  • 2 t. curry, mild
  • 2 t. green chiles, chopped OPTIONAL
  • 1 T. sweet pickle juice, AS NEEDED (secret save)
  • 1 T. plain non fat yoghurt, AS NEEDED (secret save)

Assembly of Deviled Eggs

  1. Begin with boiled eggs that are split and the yolks in a bowl
  2. Mix dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Mix until smooth. The dehydrated onions will soak up the wet ingredients
  3. Fill the egg cups. CHILL in the fridge for at least 2 hours so the onions are soft.
  4. NOTE: Chop the green chiles finely and mix into the yellow egg mixture. Yep, a great Southwest USA twist!

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The Price of Eggs Encourages Egg Recipes!

Eggs are only ninety-nine cents a dozen this week. This is also the season of autumn potlucks. We are careening into Thanksgiving and Christmas parties too. Deviled eggs are a staple during this season.

So, just how do we make Deviled Eggs? I sent out an Email to my family and friends. I asked them how they made their eggs. Here are their recipes. My recipe is included too!

First, thanks to My Seester, Andrea, Marietta, Jackie, and Sue for their answers.

Fresh Eggs

Eggs are priced right at .99 a dozen!
Eggs are priced right at .99 a dozen! | Source

Tasty Recipes from all over the USA!!

Here are the recipes. They are in NO particular order. They are also exactly how the recipes were sent to me. I.e no editing on my part


I don’t experiment with my deviled eggs like I do other things. I just mainly add a little salt, Miracle Whip® and some mustard until it looks right. Not very inventive, I know. I have seen where people put slices of olives on top, but, I never have. ~from Me, My Seester


Mine is very plain mayo, pepper and a dash of vinegar also half teaspoon of dry mustard. Mix with yolk and stuff in egg add dash of paprika on top of each. Sometimes I put fresh chopped garlic chives in the yolk mixture. ~Andrea K.


~ Dry mustard

~ Parsley flakes

~ Mayonnaise

~ A little milk

Mix together until smooth. ~ From Sue


6 eggs, hard-boiled

Cut each boiled egg in half around it's waist.

Gently remove the cooked yolks and put them into a small mixing bowl with:

1/2 tsp. (?) plain yellow mustard ( She may have also used a bit of sweet relish, too)

1 tbsp mayonnaise

sprinkle of salt

Carefully blend these ingredients, and then put the mixture back into the yolk space.

Sprinkle paprika on each finished egg half

Refrigerate before serving. ~ From Marietta who says it is her Mom's Egg Recipe from 1960 Iowa


First of all, I don't have the measurements. Mom always used the phrase, "well you know, just put some in until . . . well, you know" to answer the inquiry of how much of something to put in. My sister, Noretta, and I used to have a lot of fun with that phrase. So here goes.

Mash up the yolks and add some mayo, dried mustard and maybe some salt, you know. Then put back into the halved whites and sprinkle with paprika. ~ Jackie B.

Here is my recipe, and yes it is from my Mom with some additions, of course!

Egg Nutrition

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What is your Deviled Egg recipe? Please share below! We could become the go-to place for all things Deviled Eggs!!!!


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    • NMLady profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      Thanks Jamie!

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      Jamie Brock 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Oh, how I love deviled eggs....thank you for all of these great recipes! I will be bookmarking this one for sure :)

    • NMLady profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      It was fun doing it. I think I will ask for more recipes from others. Thanks for the vote up, healthylife2

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      Healthy Life 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thank for sharing these variations on deviled eggs. My older son likes them and I never thought of adding yogurt to them. Voted up!

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      Melissa Propp 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      I agree, deviled eggs are an inexpensive and a tasty treat to share at potlucks and parties. Everybody loves them and I don't think you can go wrong, no matter what version you go with! Thanks for sharing, now I'm hungry!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Looks so delicious! One can go on and on--eating them. The pictures are great. Yummy, thanks for sharing.

    • NMLady profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      We love our deviled eggs too!

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      I love deviled eggs. My problem is: I don't stop eating them when I should (6).

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      I often think these little devils are pretty straightforward. I like adding curry as I do to everything. My guess is that they all taste pretty wonderful. Great ideas, shared and voted UP.

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      David Stillwell 

      6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      the nice thing about deviled eggs... is living alone! :-)

    • NMLady profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      I don't know how many times...but I do know that after awhile you just start pitching in the ingredients AND when you stop to write down your recipe you have to dig out the measuring spoons etc!!! LOL

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      6 years ago

      I wonder how many people grew up hearing that the amount to be added to a recipe was "until it's enough" or something similar. How many times does it take making a recipe until you learn that amount?


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