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Darned Good Deviled Eggs

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, February 25, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

When I was pregnant with my second child, I craved hardboiled eggs. At first, I ate them plain or with a sprinkle of sea salt flakes. Then I used them as a sandwich filling at breakfast or lunch. Finally I started making deviled eggs for one…well, technically two. My experimentations with deviled egg recipes ranged from using dry mustard to capers to bacon to chives. As many deviled eggs as I ate from one trimester to the next, I never did get sick of them.

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Served as an hors d'oeuvre, enjoyed with a simple mixed salad for a light lunch or gobbled up by an expectant mother as an afternoon snack, deviled eggs are quick, easy and delectable. They seem like a simple classic crowd-pleaser, yet they have more variations than meet the eye.

Before sharing our secret ingredients, let’s agree that the hard boiled eggs recipe must be mastered first because no one likes overcooked, rubbery eggs. No one. (Tip: Try our fool-proof Learn to Cook: Boiled Eggs recipe.) Okay, now let’s hit the pantry and fridge and make some darn good deviled eggs.

The newest winning combination here at Whole Foods Market® is with…wait for it…Greek yogurt! These Double-Stuffed Deviled Eggs are also loaded with chopped ham, and piquant German mustard, making it a pretty filling spring party food.  

Here are three more recipes to get your creative juices flowing and taste buds fired up:

Your turn! Share your secret ingredient(s) in your favorite deviled egg recipe in the comments below by April 30 and you could win a $50 Whole Foods Market® gift card.

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Alison says ...
Smoked paprika
02/25/2013 7:26:28 PM CST
Erin says ...
02/25/2013 9:35:47 PM CST
Amy Tong says ...
My secret ingredients in my favorite deviled eggs are lump crab meat, finely diced celery, marscarpone cheese, lemon juice, chive, etc. It's luscious and succulent! amy [at] utry [dot] it
02/26/2013 1:48:26 AM CST
Jamina says ...
Smoked paprika
02/26/2013 7:43:32 AM CST
Sylvia says ...
My mother has a sixth sense when it comes to cooking—she knows what ingredients bring out the best flavor in a dish. For deviled eggs, she taught me the following recipe. I learned to mix the eggs with honey mustard and light mayo. Then I garnish the eggs with ground red pepper. I also add a pinch of lemon pepper to create a bright, spicy flavor.
02/26/2013 10:46:27 AM CST
Anjali says ...
My secret ingredient is smoked trout! It makes the filling rich and smoky in a really delicious way.
02/26/2013 11:59:56 AM CST
Rosie says ...
I luv making deviled eggs with the new Engine 2 hummus , making a variety with all of their flavors Jalapeno Cilantro, Roasted Red Pepper, and Traditional with Roasted Garlic. It's a perfect marriage! I like to bring them to church suppers or any buffet, etc.. I like to take the little bit of extra time to put them through a nozzle to make them extra pretty, even for when I have them at home!!!
02/26/2013 12:07:38 PM CST
Kellie Weaver says ...
I use either regular avocado or Wholly Guacamole pre-made. They make the eggs so creamy and give them a great texture, Plus it makes them more healthier to eat, and it gives it a whole new spin.. You will love it.
02/26/2013 1:59:00 PM CST
J Winterberg says ...
My secret ingredient is capers, for a mediterranean twist!
02/26/2013 2:57:15 PM CST
Brianne Armstrong says ...
Spicy Mustard (LOVE IT!) or Avocado! Of course, always with a little paprika.
02/26/2013 6:09:47 PM CST
Sierra K. says ...
I mix the yolk with Miracle Whip, mustard, and top with smoked paprika!
02/26/2013 6:09:57 PM CST
debbie drinkwater says ...
black olives on top
02/26/2013 6:10:05 PM CST
Mari says ...
Smoked paprika, or maybe a bit of pepper jelly mixed in.
02/26/2013 6:10:11 PM CST
Amanda Marcus says ...
What I love to do is miz the egg with acocado, cayenne pepper, mustard, mayo and a little bit of bacon. It is amazing! The best deviled eggs ever! :)
02/26/2013 6:10:13 PM CST
LisaK says ...
My secret ingredient is goat cheese! Mmmm... especially good when I use purple haze goat cheese!
02/26/2013 6:10:15 PM CST
debbie drinkwater says ...
horse radish
02/26/2013 6:10:57 PM CST
Jennifer says ...
We make ours with smoked salmon and capers. Super yummy!
02/26/2013 6:11:36 PM CST
Denise DePaul says ...
My two dress up my eggs are: make the eggs in to red beet eggs and do yolks as usual!!! This is sooooo yummy!! The other think I will add is dill and garlic!
02/26/2013 6:11:52 PM CST
Elizabeth Vlug says ...
Dill. Or Paprika. Keep it simple :)
02/26/2013 6:11:54 PM CST
Maria Guerrero says ...
love mine spicy with spicy mayo, mustard, cumin, and pickled jalapeños and topped with cilantro and for the kiddos, the classic with some crushed toritlla chips on top for added crunch
02/26/2013 6:12:21 PM CST
Cathy says ...
Half a small black olive and paprika sprinkles
02/26/2013 6:12:41 PM CST
Jill b. says ...
Besides the lowfat mayo, and a variety of mustards...a sprinkling of Hungarian paprika on top always adds a snazzy look to my deviled eggs!
02/26/2013 6:13:11 PM CST
Jude Shupe says ...
Instead of mayo I use plain greek yogurt adds a little tang, ground mustard, celery seeds, and a dash of old bay
02/26/2013 6:13:18 PM CST
Melodie Tao says ...
Instead of Mayo, I use Earth Balance Mindful Mayo to mix the yolks. I also add celery for a nice crunch and of course paprika!
02/26/2013 6:13:53 PM CST
Cyndi Singh says ...
Blend egg yolk very well with a little bit of Mayo, Pickle Relish, Sea Salt, Black Pepper and a touch of Dijon to make a thick paste. Place in Egg White Shells and top with Smoked Paprika. This recipe NEVER fails me no matter what type of Mayo, Relish or Dijon you use, :)
02/26/2013 6:14:58 PM CST