Devilled eggs

Day 2 of Easter and what we will be posting today are Devilled eggs. Devilled eggs or eggs mimosa are hard-boiled eggs cut in half then filled with a yolk mixture made out of mayonnaise, mustard, spices and of course the yolk.  Newer version now includes a different array of ingredients from garlic, wasabi, peppers, cheese, caviar and seafood to name some.  This dish is a common cocktail, side dish or appetizer and is usually served cold.

I know the name is in contrast with our theme but this does not relate to anything of that nature, it’s just a term used during old days to name food items where a lot of spices were involved.  The first appearance of the term “devilled” in food was in the 18th century.  In 19th century it was the commonly used term to define dishes that are spicy and hot which includes the traditional devilled eggs recipe.

For this recipe it won’t be as hot or as spicy, we will maintain a mellow flavour for everyone to enjoy but there’s no stopping you to add more cayenne if you wish.


4 large eggs, hard boiled and peeled
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tsp sweet pickle relish, finely chopped
1/2 tsp mustard
freshly ground black pepper

Ingredients (Garnishes)

chives, chopped


  1. Cut hard boiled eggs lengthwise and remove the yolks.
  2. Place yolks in a bowl together with mayonnaise, pickle relish, and mustard, Mash the yolks and mix well until even in consistency.  Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Fill egg whites with mixture then garnish with garnishing ingredients.
  4. Chill before serving.


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  1. kiwidutch says:

    My New Zealand Grandma always put some curry into the yoke mix, and then some finely chopped chives, parsley etc.
    Usually whenever I’ve made these I’ve used her recipe but maybe I’ll diversify and try some chutney etc. for a change… great inspiration!

  2. nors says:

    Naalala ko tuloy nung college kami. Isa yan sa mga ginawa namin nung team mate ko na pinakamaganda sa klase…. Buti nalang yun ang partner ko sa devilled egg na ginawa namin…. Musta na kaya yun? Hehehe

  3. Deviled eggs are probably my favorite appetizer. If they’re done well, I just can’t stop eating them. These look great!

  4. I love devilled eggs – you photographed yours so beautifully!
    🙂 Mandy

  5. Guia Obsum says:

    That looks nice, not to mention tasty. I don’t remember the last time I ate them and now you made me crave for some. 🙂

  6. Kristy says:

    I never thought about using chives as a topping. Great idea! I like how you piped the egg yolks into the shell. Beautiful touch. 🙂

  7. Judy says:

    A delicious classic for any party table or family gathering. Simple and perfect.

  8. ceciliag says:

    I have not made these in ages.. with my fresh eggs I have to leave a dozen in the fridge for a week before I can boil them, so i might just do that! very tasty! c

  9. Gorgeous. These, or something very similar, are often served as tapas and I love them. Like Celi I need to leave my fresh eggs for a while before I boil them or you can´t peel them!

  10. Vijitha says:

    I love deviled eggs and your looks so good. they are so versatile that we can play around with different spices and herbs. My most favourite topping would be adding anchovy paste and some chives. YuM! Makes me crave for them now.

  11. The simpler, the better. These are perfect.

  12. I’ve never added pickle relish before but that sounds good!

  13. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    I was planning to make my very first Devilled Eggs this year but didn’t have time. I even bught the special serving dish too. Yours look beautiful! My friend make it very similar to yours and I always enjoy her devilled eggs. Yours must be delicious!

  14. These look absolute perfect. I’ll take the lot!

  15. foodjaunts says:

    A perfect and simple traditional dish. I’m such a fan of deviled eggs lol. If there’s a party and they’re there I tend to “hang out” by the tray 🙂

  16. samology says:

    Wow, gorgeous devilled eggs! I tried it once and somehow it turned green lol! Great recipe!

  17. devil eggs look deceivingly beautiful… a contrast to its ugly name.. hehe

  18. Lovely looking deviled eggs. Congrats!

    You can take a look at my ideeea, Mushroom Shaped Deviled Eggs::

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