The best ever deviled eggs recipe made with sweet pickles, bacon and easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs.
This is a favorite recipe of mine that I’ve been making for years for picnics, holidays or as a special treat for the hubs (just like the pickled eggs recipe that we’ve shared).
I know what you’re thinking…
The hubs says it’s true so it must be…right? 😉
Anyway, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be joining in on a new series with some of my favorite blogger friends. It’s all about recipes and each month we’ll all be sharing our take on different themes. This month’s theme is picnic recipes. Are you ready to get cookin’?
In my book, you can’t have a picnic without deviled eggs. They are, without a doubt, the perfect picnic food. They’re super easy to make, you can eat them with your hands and they’re totally delicious.
This particular recipe is a group effort in our house. The hubs always makes the hard boiled eggs and I do the rest. It seems like he’s always trying to perfect his method but his current way seems to work quite well. Perfect hard boiled eggs that are so easy to peel.
Perfect hard boiled eggs
- Fill a large pot with water and add a half cup of salt (not for flavor but to help with the cooking process). Cover and bring to a boil
- Once the water boils, quickly add your eggs and boil for 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat, pour water out and peel eggs under a stream of cold water. Caution: the eggs are very hot but you must peel them while they’re hot.
- Voila! The perfect hard boiled egg!
After your eggs are peeled it’s a good idea to put them in the fridge to cool them off. This makes them easier to work with.
Once they’re cool, we can start creating our delicious picnic treat. This is where the hubs hands the baton, errr…spatula, off to me.
I start by slicing the eggs in half and removing the yolks into a large mixing bowl. See that dark ring around the yolk of the egg on the cutting board? That means it cooked a little too long. It doesn’t look appetizing but it’s totally harmless and still makes a delish deviled egg.
How to make the best ever deviled eggs
- After all the yolks are removed I add all of my ingredients (mayonnaise, mustard, sweet pickles, salt and pepper).
- Mash all the ingredients together with a fork
- Spoon mixture into a baggie and cut off one corner
- Pipe mixture into egg halves
- Garnish with a sprinkling of sweet pickle, bacon and paprika
These definitely are the perfect picnic treat but we also love them during the holidays and they’re always a hit at parties. The recipe card is at the bottom of the post, and don’t forget to pin the post for later.
So tell me, what’s your trick for making the perfect hard boiled egg?
Don’t forget to check out the rest of The Cooking Housewives and their picnic recipes. Maybe you’ll find that perfect one for your next get-together.
The Best Ever Deviled Eggs
The best ever deviled eggs recipe. The perfect picnic food.
- 1 dozen eggs
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tsp. yellow mustard
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp. sweet pickles
- 1 tbsp. sweet pickle juice
- salt and pepper
- paprika for garnish
- 1 slice of bacon for garnish
- 5 sweet pickles for garnish
Add half cup of salt to a pot of water
Bring to boil
Add eggs to boiling water
Cook for 15 minutes
Remove pot from heat and dump hot water
Take eggs out and peel under a cold stream of water. Caution! Eggs will be hot but you need to peel them when they're hot.
Place peeled eggs in a bowl and refrigerate for a few hours, to cool.
Take cooled eggs and cut in half. Put yolks in large mixing bowl.
Cut up sweet pickles into a fine dice (brunoise).
After all the egg yolks are removed, add all ingredients except paprika and bacon into mixing bowl.
Mix thoroughly with a fork.
Spoon mixture into a baggie, cut off corner with scissors.
Squeeze egg mixture into egg halves
Dice cooked bacon and 5 sweet pickles.
Sprinkle bacon, pickles and a small pinch of paprika on each egg half.