Classic Southern Deviled Eggs

April 6, 2017
Creamy classic Southern Deviled Eggs are always a potluck and party favorite.  Bring a plate full to your next potluck, and watch them disappear.

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Deviled Eggs are the quintessential Southern potluck food.  With these group meals where each person brings a dish to share ... literally meaning everyone goes with the "luck of the pot" and eats whatever foods show up ... you can rest assured in the South that at least one person {if not more} will arrive with a big plate full of classic Southern Deviled Eggs.

Certainly, no Southern church potluck meal is complete without them.
And most certainly, that big plate full of Southern Deviled Eggs will be empty well before the end of the meal.

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I know my husband, for one, scans that food table ... searching for and seeking out plates of these creamy little egg jewels.

He could eat the entire plate.

Deviled Eggs are the quintessential Southern potluck food. Certainly, no Southern church potluck meal is complete without them.

But politeness keeps his self control in check.  And he takes just one.  Like everyone else, not wanting to be greedy, and leaving everybody else their fair share of this favorite.

And I'm sure he's not the only one who has to turn on the extra self-control when deviled eggs are involved.

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But what makes us love classic deviled eggs so much?

Is it the creaminess of the golden yolk mixture?  The wonderful teeny touch of crunch from the sweet pickle relish?

While we are good with fun flavor combinations, it still seems to be the straight-up classic ones we simply adore the best. 

Memories we've attached to this yummy comfort food?

Or the way these classic eat-with-your-fingers little egg halves pop so easily into our mouths?

And while we are good with fun flavor combinations like Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs or Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs, it still seems to be the straight-up classic ones we simply adore the best.

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Who knows the reason deviled eggs hold such a fond place in our hearts.

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But rest assured ... bring a big egg plate full of Southern Deviled Eggs to your next potluck, and everyone will call themselves lucky to taste what you brought in your  pot.

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Author: Tracey | The Kitchen is My Playground

Classic Southern Deviled Eggs

Creamy classic Southern Deviled Eggs are always a potluck and party favorite. Bring a plate full to your next potluck, and watch them disappear.
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 30 M



How to cook Classic Southern Deviled Eggs

  1. Cut hard boiled eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and place in a small mixing bowl. Place egg whites on a platter or egg plate.
  2. Mash yolks with a fork until they resemble a sandy texture. Add mayonnaise, mustard, relish, salt, and pepper; stir until well combined and smooth.
  3. Place yolk mixture in a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. Pipe yolk mixture into the cavity of each egg white. Sprinkle with paprika and garnish each deviled egg with a dill pickle slice.
  1. I use a disposable piping bag. A zip-top baggie can also be used ~ place yolk mixture in the baggie, seal, and cut a bottom corner of the baggie. Or, simply use two spoons to spoon the yolk mixture into the egg whites.
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Classic Southern Deviled Eggs ~ always a potluck and party favorite! This Southern classic is perfect for any occasion.

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  1. This post is near and dear to my heart. My mom was the deviled egg queen and I'm following in her footsteps. I'm asked to bring them when ever invited for a food event. And this is so close to how I was taught to make them. Wish I had one right now.

  2. Mmmm... I love deviled eggs too.

  3. O.K. You've convinced me; I'll be bringing deviled eggs to my next potluck. I'm sure they'll be a hit up here in the Northeast too! :) Pinned.

  4. MM amazingly delicious eggs! Really great apetizer.

    Home cleaners Fulham

  5. I absolutely LOVE deviled eggs, and yours look amazing! Great pictures :)

  6. Yum. These look delicious. This is the basic recipe I learned for deviled eggs and it's the only way I actually enjoy eggs. I remember many church potlucks and family reunions with these delicious eggs.

  7. Those deviled eggs look so good. Deviled eggs is the way to my heart!

  8. I love deviled eggs, and your photos are terrific!

  9. Oh yummmmm, I love deviled eggs. I have to try this recipe and soon! Thanks for sharing. PINNED!

  10. How delicious!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  11. I love your Deviled Eggs, they look awesome. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Real Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. I'm afraid that I must disagree with you about the origin of the word potluck. It derives from the Native American word potlatch which refers to the custom of bringing gifts for the tribal chief when coming to an encampment to visit.

    1. Is this really what you got on here to reply? LOL bc im sure the lady on here who was posting this recipe was not trying to offend you, to the rest of us the focal point was on how to make these delicious eggs.....but congratulations on being rude and and only correcting her instead of commenting on what the post was about, hope you feel as you have done some justice :-). This generation is so over opinionated and you guys are ALWAYS looking to bring someone down.......ANYWAYS tried the eggs out they were AMAZING....thanks!!!

  13. I will definitely be making these for Thanksgiving!

  14. reading everything but the recipe

  15. Love the addition of the pickle relish, Tracey! Your Southern Deviled Eggs look and sound amazing. Scheduled to pin. Thank you for being a part of Hearth and Soul. Hope to see you at the party again this week.

  16. im 60 years old and have had eggs all my life,ive always boiled the eggs for 10 min and never let them sit with a lid off the stove.(im also bad with computers)your recipe is great but im not much on the rellash but really like the bacon. thank you so much for doing it right.your making me look like I know what im doing lol..thanks again....steve

  17. I've had deviled eggs tons of times, but honestly I've never made them myself! I'm going to pin this recipe for the future!! =)

    Have a great weekend! Toots + Dill Blog

  18. I cannot resist deviled eggs and when I saw the dill pickles on top that pushed me over the edge. These look so good. I cannot wait to try them. Pinned. Thank you for sharing at Friday Frenzy.

  19. Deviled eggs are one of our huge families favorites at our dinners. However, we do not use sweet relish. Its dill all they way for us. Its all in the vinegar. Enjoy either way..:)

  20. Hi Tracey! This is the deviled egg recipe I grew up with! I love your site and I hope you are doing well. I still have a pottery vase in my house that you made in the 90's! I think of you often and fondly remember working for the same company in the 90's. All my best, Mary (formerly Mary White)

    1. It is so good to hear from you! Thank you for reaching out to me.


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