The Best Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a timeless and irresistible appetizer that is always a crowd pleaser at parties and potlucks. These creamy, tangy, and slightly spicy eggs are a crowd-pleaser that’s also surprisingly simple to make. This recipe will show you how to make the best deviled eggs that will disappear quickly from the platter.


  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Paprika and fresh chives (optional, for garnish)


1. Boil the Eggs:

  • Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover them with cold water.
  • Put the saucepan over medium-high heat and bring the water to a rolling boil.
  • Once boiling, remove the saucepan from the heat, cover it with a lid, and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 9-12 minutes, depending on your desired yolk consistency. Longer for firmer yolks, shorter for creamier yolks.
  • After the desired time, drain the hot water and transfer the eggs to an ice water bath to cool completely.

2. Peel the Eggs:

  • Gently tap each boiled egg on a hard surface to crack the shell, then roll it between your hands to loosen the shell. Peel the eggs carefully.

3. Slice and Scoop:

  • Slice each egg in half lengthwise.
  • Carefully remove the yolks and place them in a mixing bowl. Arrange the egg white halves on a serving platter.

4. Prepare the Filling:

  • Mash the egg yolks with a fork until they are finely crumbled.
  • Add mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, vinegar, sugar, salt, and black pepper to the mashed yolks. Mix until everything is well combined and smooth.

5. Fill the Egg Whites:

  • You can use a spoon to fill the egg white halves with the yolk mixture. Alternatively, for a neater presentation, use a pastry bag or a resealable plastic bag with one corner snipped off to pipe the filling into the egg whites.

6. Garnish and Serve:

  • If desired, garnish each deviled egg with a sprinkle of paprika for color and fresh chives for a burst of flavor.

7. Chill and Enjoy:

  • Place the deviled eggs in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. Chilling allows the flavors to meld and the filling to set.

These Perfectly Delightful Deviled Eggs are a classic appetizer that’s perfect for any occasion. With a creamy, tangy filling and a hint of spice, they’re sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next gathering. Enjoy making and savoring these delicious bites of nostalgia!