I LOVE deviled eggs! My grandma made THE best deviled eggs. They had this burst of flavor when you popped them into your mouth – tangy, a little sweet, and a whole lotta good!
I remember the first time I had a deviled egg that my grandma didn’t make. I was at a church function and I put the egg on my plate in anticipation of that first bite. I went to put it in my mouth and…gag! Ya know that feeling when you’re expecting one thing and it turns out to be something else? I wasn’t sure what was in those eggs, but they weren’t my grandma’s.
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What Makes Them so Good?
Of course, I learned later that a lot of people make the filling with mustard and I do NOT like mustard. Which explains my dislike for the church deviled eggs.
One day I finally asked my grandma what made her eggs so good. And she revealed to me her secret ingredient.
Are you ready for this?
I couldn’t believe it. I thought there must be this elaborate concoction of ingredients that came together to make these delightful eggs! But no! It was just good ol’ Miracle Whip!
So I’m going to share the simple recipe today along with a few tools that help make them even easier to make!
Peel Eggs Like a Pro!
First, let me tell you that I avoided making deviled eggs for YEARS because I could not, for the life of me, peel an egg without totally destroying it. I mean completely annihilating it. Family and friends all tried to give me advice and different ways to peel a pretty egg, but it was no use.
Enter Dash. If you have as much trouble as I do, this little guy is a life saver! I bought it on a Black Friday sale as a last ditch try and boy am I glad I did! The shell easily slips off of the egg – even my kids love to help me peel eggs now because it’s SO easy and they turn out so pretty!
Once the eggs are cooked, peeled, halved, and you’ve scooped out the yolk, this tool is so handy to mash up the yolk and combine it with the Miracle Whip. It comes in a pack of two – I use the smaller one for this recipe and also to mash up avocados for guacamole, etc. The larger one is great for hamburger meat and ground sausage.
The Best Deviled Eggs
You will need:
1/3 cup Miracle Whip
Hard boil or cook your eggs accordingly. I use my Dash and it takes about 16 minutes for them to cook. Place the eggs in a bowl of cold water and add ice. Once cooled, peel eggs. Rinse. Cut the eggs in half and scoop out the yolk and mash it. Add the Miracle Whip and mix thoroughly. Spoon mixture into the egg halves. I use this handy little cookie scoop to make sure the mixture is evenly dispersed.
Makes 12 servings.
Check out this pretty egg platter, perfect for serving your deviled eggs!
These go great on the side with my BBQ Meatballs!