How To Make Tangy Deviled Eggs

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How To Make Awesome Tangy Deviled Eggs

Easter is around the corner and like most households I will be making deviled eggs with the leftover hard-boiled eggs from coloring eggs with my daughter and granddaughters.  Actually being a creative type of person I love coloring Easter eggs and can’t wait for Easter! I don’t wait all year long for Easter to make deviled eggs. And neither should you. That’s why I am sharing my tips on how to make awesome tangy deviled eggs with you today.

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How to make Awesome Tangy Deviled Eggs

 Truthfully I make deviled eggs all year long.

As a matter of fact when I woke up this lazy Sunday morning I found my husband loading a pot with a dozen eggs so I could make him some deviled eggs today. He loves them. Almost every holiday that I cook a big dinner, birthday parties and family get together’s I make deviled eggs. It is a favorite family recipe that gets made many times over the year. Not just for holidays or get togethers. Often we will make deviled eggs just for a snack.

You would think an appetizer like deviled eggs that  has only two main ingredients would be simple to make.

I mean come on how can you make deviled eggs the wrong way? You boil some eggs, cut them in half and mix the yolks with  mayo or Miracle Whip. How hard is that? Well it’s not really hard at all but there are some things you can do to make your deviled eggs shine like no one else’s. 
First you must use Miracle Whip instead of mayo. Now if you knew me you would know I about choked as I typed that. I am a Hellman’s girl all the way. Matter of fact I never saw a jar of Miracle Whip until I met my husband 29 years ago. 
My family used nothing but Hellman’s and when I finally saw a bottle of Miracle Whip and saw that it said salad dressing on the label I couldn’t understand why anyone would put salad dressing on a sandwich. 
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BUT when it comes to deviled eggs Miracle Whip has that tangy flavor that the best deviled eggs always have. 
The second thing you MUST do is use a food processor to chop up the egg yolks. There is no amount of time in the universe that will give you a smooth and creamy egg filling for your deviled eggs if you use a fork to chop them up. I have made hundreds of deviled eggs over the years. I started out with the fork. Then I used a mini food processor. Then my mini food processor died and I went a year or two with out one and let me tell you my deviled eggs suffered for it during that time. 
If you don’t believe me borrow a food processor if you don’t have one. Make some deviled eggs. Taste them and run out to the store for a food processor of your own. You’ll get plenty of use out of it even if you only use it for deviled eggs. Cause once you see how much yummier they are you’ll be making them all the time like I do.
Boiling your eggs properly is also important. You don’t want to over boil your eggs or your yolk with have that nasty green layer on the outside.

How to make a perfect hardboiled egg

To hard boil an egg correctly place your eggs in a pot. Make sure there is room for the eggs to move around as they boil so they don’t crack. Fill with water so the water is an inch or more over the eggs. Bring to a boil. Allow eggs to boil only for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn the heat off, put a lid on the pot and move the pot off of the hot burner. Allow eggs to sit in the hot water for about 15 minutes. The hot water will continue to cook the eggs and you will have lovely mustard yellow yolks. After fifteen minutes rinse with cold water and peel.

FYI if your shell sticks to the egg membrane your eggs are too fresh. This is not caused from over cooking your eggs. Buy your eggs a few days or even a week in advance of making deviled eggs.

Your filling is done and there shouldn’t be any lumps of egg yolk. You can slide the bowl of a spoon across the top of the filling to check for lumps. Believe me you will see them if they are there. If there are lumps run your processor for another minute.

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Deviled Eggs Tips

Filling your egg whites can be done simply by spooning the filling in with a teaspoon or you can get fancy like I did today and put all the filling in a piping bag with a star tip. It’s a little more work to use the piping bag but the deviled eggs look so pretty when they are filled this way. When I want to get fancy I use the bag and tip otherwise I will just use a spoon. My husband inhales them so quickly I usually just use the bag for the holidays.
You can sprinkle some paprika on top to make them look prettier. My husband is picky about his deviled eggs and he doesn’t like the paprika so I never use it.
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How To Make Awesome Deviled Eggs
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The best tangy Deviled Eggs you will ever make or eat in your life!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 24
  • 12 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 tbs mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  1. Cut the hard boiled eggs in half with a sharp knife.
  2. Put the whites on a plate or in a deviled eggs dish.
  3. Put the yolks in the bowl of a food processor.
  4. Once you've got all the yolks in the processor pulse the yolks for about a minute.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients into the food processor bowl and turn it on low and let it mix for about 1½ minutes.
  6. Scrap down the bowl and pulse it a couple more times.
  7. Filled the deviled eggs with a spoon or get fancy with a cake decorating bag and a star tip.
You can slide the bowl of a spoon across the top of the filling to check for lumps. Believe me you will see them if they are there. If there are lumps run your processor for another minute.

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  1. says

    Oh how I love deviled eggs! I TOTALLY agree that you must use Miracle Whip even if you are a mayo person! I don't have many strong foodie opinions but this is one that I will never budge one!! ha ha! Thanks for the foodbuzz add! ♥- Katrina

  2. Hester Chang says

    I love deviled eggs! My mom's are the best! However, I must say yours are really pretty with the piping :-) How sweet of your husband to start the eggs for you, haha. Hope you guys had a great weekend, Arlene!

  3. Lizzy says

    What beautiful deviled eggs…perfectly piped filling. My husband would love if I'd make him some of yours!

  4. Nicole Rivera says

    Is it weird that I have never had a deviled egg? I think it might be. I think it is time for me to try them out. These look absolutely beautiful!

    I don't know if my first attempt will look beautiful, but hopefully I can capture some devilish deliciousness!

  5. Jamialee says

    Have you ever tried Salad Supreme? It is like a Mrs. Dash type. Lots of flavors. My grandma always put it on and now so do I and I have people tell me all the time that they love my topping! It is called Salad Supreme. I also like to put it on cottage cheese :) Please try it and let me know!! Miracle Whip makes EVERYTHING taste better!!!

    • says


      No I have never tried that. But the Mr is very particular about his deviled eggs and would not deal well with me messing with the flavor. I may have to try that on a test batch just for me. Thanks.

  6. kat says

    thank you so much for this recipe. i made 2 dozen eggs and just made 2 batches of the filling. i use an electric hand mixer to blend it seemlessly. the guys at he military Thanksgiving dinner were super grateful!

  7. says

    We always put 1-2 teaspoons of cider vinegar in the yolk mixture, sometimes we will mix Coleman’s English Mustard Flour with the Vinegar or mix it with a couple teaspoons of white wine to make more of dijon mustard to put with the yolks, horseradish is good in the deviled eggs also, depends on what you are in the mood for also. we do use Helman’s as well.

  8. cheryl says

    I learned that Marzetti Slaw Dressing gives the eggs a sort of sweet taste. I now use it rather than Miracle Whip or mayo. Also add a bit of vinegar.

  9. kathie says

    I have used a sprig of parsley for garnish or dill weed works well also. I use 1/2 mayo and 1/2 MW. They are requested for every family get together we have. I also have used ranch dip and shrimp. They do not make it but 10-15 minutes after we arrive at a party! Garlic adds a nice flavor, as does onion, Curry and for some real zing, couple drops of your favorite hot sauce.

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