Okay, so I was debating on writing this deviled egg recipe. There are so many variations out there with crab or avocado and tons of other succulent temptations. I made these for Camden’s birthday party on Sunday. I kept hearing people say, “These are really good!” so I decided to share them. They are really good, but they are not fancy. I always get compliments when I take them to parties.
Start with hard boiling a dozen eggs. When cooled, peel, cut in half and pop yolks out into a bowl. Every good southern girl has a deviled egg tray to serve them on. If you don’t, you should.
Add 3/4 cup of mayonnaise. You can do it by taste. I started with half a cup and kept adding more until it got creamy and tasted good. Depending on the mayonnaise you use, you will get different results. I really think Trader Joe’s mayonnaise is the secret ingredient. I haven’t done a side by side taste test, but I think it makes a difference in the creaminess. Sigh…I will miss Trader Joe’s when we move. They will still be good no matter what brand you use.
Then add 1/4 tsp celery salt and 1/4 tsp Beau Monde seasoning (made by Spice Islands). If you can’t find these, you can substitute salt, but it will taste a little different. Add 1/8 tsp dry mustard (not the yellow stuff you put on hotdogs) and 1/4 tsp dried dill. The dill is what makes this taste really different from other deviled eggs. I will say I usually do this by taste, and I recommend you do the same. I only included measurements to give you a loose guideline to follow.
Mash with a fork until creamy, adding more mayonnaise if needed.
Then use a small spoon to fill each egg with the stuffing. You can get fancy and use an icing bag, but I don’t get that fancy. To each her own! Sprinkle with some more dill on top.
- 1 dozen eggs
- ½-3/4 cup mayonnaise
- ¼ tsp celery salt
- ¼ tsp Beau Monde Seasoning
- ⅛ tsp dried mustard
- ¼ tsp dill
- Hard boil eggs.
- Peel, cut in half and remove yolks. Set yolks aside in a bowl.
- Add to yolks the mayonnaise, celery salt, Beau Monde, mustard and dill.
- Mash with a fork adding more mayonnaise if needed for a creamier texture.
- Spoon (or pipe) into eggs and garnish with more dill.
This makes me want to go make more!