Traditional Southern Deviled Eggs

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4.58 from 7 votes
Deviled Eggs with Relish are a traditional Deviled Egg Recipe that is a true classic. It is one of the most popular appetizer/side dishes on any buffet table. This easy recipe has the perfect balance of sweetness, tanginess and creaminess.
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Traditional Southern Deviled Eggs on a blue plate with fresh herbs

Deviled Eggs with Relish are a Traditional Southern Recipe that is a true classic. It is one of the most popular appetizer/side dishes on any buffet table. This easy recipe has the perfect balance of sweetness, tanginess and creaminess.

Traditional Southern Deviled Eggs on a blue plate with fresh herbs

These Deviled Eggs with Relish are so tasty. I can make dozens of them expecting to have leftovers for later and it just never happens. Seriously, not one left.

It is beyond hard to believe that the Deviled Egg has been around since ancient Rome, however my favorite variety is definitely this Southern style. Find out more here.

Why this Traditional Southern Deviled Egg Recipe Works

This Deviled Egg with Relish is such a hit because it is a true classic. They come out perfect every time and bring smiles to the faces of all who try them.

How to Make Deviled Egg Recipe with Relish– Step by Step 

  • Cut Eggs: First, slice eggs in half lengthwise. Next, remove yolks and transfer to the bowl of a food processor.
  • Add Ingredients: Then add mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard, cayenne and House Seasoning Blend.
  • Process: Blend until creamy and smooth.
process photo collage showing how to make traditional southern deviled eggs including how to unpeel and remove the yold
making filling and then filing the traditional southern deviled eggs

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Hints For Making the Style of Paula Deen Deviled Eggs

Instant Pot Recipe:

Absolutely, my favorite method for cooking hard boiled eggs for deviled eggs.

  • First, pour water into the inner pot and place in your Instant Pot.  Place eggs in the inner pot on the included steam rack.
  • Second, select Pressure Cook or Manual, set to High pressure and adjust to 5 minutes.
  • After cooking, let sit 5 minutes for a Natural Release, then Quick Release.
  • Finally, let soak in ice water bath for 5 minutes for fast cooling and easy peeling.

Full directions can be found here.

a three image collage showing eggs cut in half, the mixture being put into a bag, and a filled bag with yellow filling ready to be piped.

TIPS FOR MAKING THIS DISH

Here are a few ideas for peeling and presenting your deviled eggs. Below are some great tips:

  •  Try using older eggs. They work better and therefore don’t stick as much.
  •  Don’t forget running the eggs under cold water or placing them in an iced bath after cooking. Without a doubt, it helps the egg not adhere to the shell.
  • Crack around the whole egg gently and then roll the egg to break up the shell by applying gently pressure.
  • Also, cut off just a little bit of the egg white on the bottom so that it lays flat and is easier to fill and present.
  • Cut in half through the middle, not long ways and cut a little off the bottom for a more cup like egg.

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Expert Tips for Making the Best Deviled Eggs with Relish

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and watch them disappear.
  • Relish: There are some great varieties, try dill or spicy Etc. for different flavors.
  • Toppers: Get creative with fresh dill, parsley, caviar or bacon

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Traditional Southern Deviled Eggs on a blue plate with fresh herbs

Traditional Southern Deviled Eggs

4.6 from 7 votes
Deviled Eggs with Relish are a traditional Deviled Egg Recipe that is a true classic. It is one of the most popular appetizer/side dishes on any buffet table. This easy recipe has the perfect balance of sweetness, tanginess and creaminess.
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Servings: 24 deviled eggs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 hard boiled eggs see note
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend
  • Pickle slices pimento or parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Slice eggs in half lengthwise.
  • Remove yolks and transfer to the bowl of a food processor.
  • Add mayonnaise, sour cream, dijon mustard, cayenne and House Seasoning Blend.
  • Blend until creamy and smooth.
  • Stir in sweet pickle relish.
  • Transfer to a piping bag and fill egg white halves with filling.
  • Top with garnish of choice.

Expert Tips

Wondering the best way to make hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel?  I tested all of the popular methods (including stove top, microwave, oven and Instant Pot).  You can check out the results here
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and watch them disappear.
  • Relish: There are some great varieties, try dill or spicy Etc. for different flavors.
  • Toppers: Get creative with fresh dill, parsley, caviar or bacon

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 161IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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