How to Make Deviled Eggs and Stuffed Egg Chicks | The Simple Homemaker

This basic deviled eggs recipe is open to a lot of variations, including the stuffed egg chicks down below. Enjoy.

Deviled Eggs Recipe

Ingredients

  • 12 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or to your preference)
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper, optional
  • paprika
  • optional green onions, red bell peppers, or any other pretty garnish

Directions

Peel eggs. (Read How To Boil an Egg and Peeling Hard-Boiled Eggs for perfect eggs—easy to peel and a beautiful color.)

Cut the eggs in half lengthwise.

Deviled Eggs Recipe and Stuffed Egg Chicks

Remove the yolks to a bowl and break them apart with a fork.

Deviled Eggs Recipe and Stuffed Egg Chicks

Add mayonnaise one spoonful at a time until you’ve reached your desired moisture level.  Add mustard and salt to taste.

Combine until smooth or the texture of your choice.

Deviled Eggs Recipe and Stuffed Egg Chicks

Spoon or pipe into the egg white hollows.

Sprinkle with paprika, or top with red peppers or green onions if desired.

Deviled Eggs Recipe and Stuffed Egg Chicks

Deviled Eggs Recipe Tips

Deviled Eggs Recipe and Stuffed Egg ChicksFor perfect hard-boiled eggs with bright yellow yolks, click here.

Deviled Eggs Recipe and Stuffed Egg ChicksWipe the knife after cutting each egg to keep the whites clean.

Deviled Eggs Recipe and Stuffed Egg Chicks

Cool eggs are easier to slice cleanly than warm eggs.

Deviled Eggs Recipe and Stuffed Egg ChicksIf desired, spoon the filling into a plastic bag, seal, and snip the corner off. Squeeze the bag to pipe the filling into the eggs.

Deviled Eggs Recipe and Stuffed Egg ChicksIf you mess up some of the eggs while peeling, throw them in with the yolks to mash into filling. Click here for easy-peel eggs.

Here’s the printable version:

Deviled Eggs Recipe
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Recipe type: Appetizer
 
This basic deviled eggs recipe lends itself to a lot of variations to suit your fancy.
Ingredients
  • 12 hard-boiled eggs
  • ½ cup mayonnaise (or to your preference)
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper, optional
  • paprika
  • optional green onions, red bell peppers, or any other pretty garnish
Instructions
  1. Peel eggs.
  2. Cut the eggs in half lengthwise.
  3. Remove the yolks to a bowl and break them apart with a fork.
  4. Add mayonnaise one spoonful at a time until you’ve reached your desired moisture level. Add mustard and salt to taste.
  5. Combine until smooth or the texture of your choice.
  6. Spoon or pipe into the egg white hollows.
  7. Sprinkle with paprika, or top with red peppers or green onions if desired.
Notes
Wipe the knife after cutting each egg to keep the whites clean. Cool eggs are easier to slice cleanly than warm eggs. If desired, spoon the filling into a plastic bag, seal, and snip the corner off. Squeeze the bag to pipe the filling into the eggs. If you mess up some of the eggs while peeling, throw them in with the yolks to mash into filling. To learn how to boil and peel perfect eggs, visit www.TheSimpleHomemaker.com

Deviled Eggs Recipe for Stuffed Egg Chicks

For a fun alternative, try these stuffed egg chicks:

Cut a small slice off the wide bottom so the egg stands flat.

Deviled Eggs Recipe and Stuffed Egg Chicks

Cut the top off. Remove the yolk.

Deviled Eggs Recipe and Stuffed Egg Chicks

Make the filling as directed above in the deviled eggs recipe. Pipe or spoon the filling back into the larger white segment and top with the small white piece.

Add olive slices or raisins for eyes and a carrot segment for a beak.

Deviled Eggs Recipe and Stuffed Egg Chicks

Feel free to give your newly formed friends a little personality.

Deviled Eggs Recipe and Stuffed Chicks

“Aaaaah! Herbie!”

 

Deviled Eggs Recipe and Stuffed Egg Chicks

“Okay, Kids, who yolked up in my shell!”

 

Deviled Eggs Recipe and Stuffed Egg Chicks

“It happens every Easter, Ethel. He stuffs himself to the eyeballs and then he pays the price.”

What is your family’s unique twist on the basic deviled eggs recipe?