It’s spring! And in springtime, we all crave some springy foods, right? Right. One of those spring foods my family enjoys is a giant batch of devilled eggs. Creamy in the centre and full of flavour, this simple and easy recipe for devilled eggs is definitely going to satisfy those cravings for spring food.
In only a few minutes, you can whip up these simple eggs for your family. Every ingredient will most likely be in your pantry and fridge. I promise. This is a classic recipe, so go ahead and add all kinds of craziness to it if you’re feeling adventurous! My husband put a tonne of habanero hot sauce on his, so go ahead and add it right to the egg mixture if you like. These devilled eggs can be made ahead of time, and stored in the fridge, making it a convenient snack idea. Great for lunches, too!
One way to prepare your eggs- the easy way!
A couple years ago, I purchased an Instant Pot. Did you know that you can hard-boil eggs in this fantastic kitchen gadget?? All I did was place the trivet in the bottom of the pot, place my eggs on it and pour in 1 cup of water. Ta-da! Ready in five minutes. AND… they peel beautifully. If it’s something that bugs me, it’s peeling eggs that won’t peel. You know.
Ingredients you need to make devilled eggs.
- One dozen eggs. You can easily only use 6, if that is all you need. Just cut the recipe in half.
- Mayonnaise. I have a great recipe for mayonnaise HERE.
- Prepared mustard.
- Celery salt.
Feel free to add in anything you like. Hot sauce, pepper, relish, pickles, etc. This is just a simple, classic recipe for devilled eggs.
Steps to making your devilled eggs.
- Hard-boil your eggs. Either by using an Instant Pot, or boiling them on the stove for five minutes. If you are using an Instant Pot, press the pressure cook button, and set it for 5 minutes. After it is done, CAREFULLY release the vent, so as not to overcook the eggs.
- Cool the eggs to room temperature, either on the counter, in cold water, or in the fridge.
- Peel the eggs.
- Cut each egg in half, lengthwise. Pop out the yolk into a small bowl.
- For 12 eggs, I used 3 tbsps of mayonnaise, 1 1/2 tsp of prepared mustard and a 1/4 tsp of celery salt.
- Combine the egg yolks with the above ingredients. Blend well with a spoon or fork.
- If it still seems a bit dry to you, add a bit more mayonnaise. Like half a teaspoon at a time.
- Scoop or pipe the filling into the half egg whites.
Easy way to pipe the egg yolk mixture.
For an easy way to pipe the egg yolk mixture, all you have to do is clip one of the bottom corners of a ziploc bag and fill it with the filling. If you want to get a little fancy, just buy cake decorating tips, and, before you put the filling into the bag, slide the tip into the corner so the end pokes out. And there you go! Easy and super fun to pipe the filling.;)
Simple Devilled Eggs
- 12 eggs, hard-boiled
- 3 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 tsp prepared mustard
- 1/4 tsp celery salt
- 1 tsp paprika
- Hard-boil the eggs either on the stovetop or in the Instant Pot. If using the Instant Pot, place the trivet in the bottom of the pot, and 1 cup of water. Place the eggs on the trivet, shut the lid and close the vent. Turn it to pressure cook for 5 minutes. When it is done, carefully release the pressure, and take out your boiled eggs.
- Cool the eggs completely by running under cold water, or placing them in the fridge.
- Peel the eggs.
- Cut each egg in half lengthwise. Remove the yolk to a small bowl. Set the white aside for later.
- Mix the egg yolks with the mayonnaise, mustard and celery salt.
- Spoon the mixture into the egg whites, or pipe them with a piping tip.
- Sprinkle with paprika, and enjoy!