Classic Devilled Eggs

classic devilled egg recipe
Every time is see a plate of Devilled Eggs it takes me back to ‘bring a plate’ parties as a kid. It’s quite a ‘retro’ dish that went out of style for a while, but Devilled Eggs are making a comeback and they make the perfect appetizer for a cocktail party or afternoon tea. Take them to a barbecue or picnic instead of a salad.

Devilled Eggs are a great protein rich light lunch and are so easy to make that you should consider adding them to your snack repertoire.

If you have an adventurous palette and enjoy a little spice, add a few drops of Tabasco or your favourite chilli sauce to the filling mix.

Get the kids involved with the cooking – they will have fun helping peel the eggs and mashing up the filling.

Some tips for making the perfect Devilled Eggs

  • Store raw eggs their side for 24 hours before cooking to help to centre the yolks.
  • Cooking eggs from cold helps prevent rubbery whites.
  • Soft yolks will lead to a lumpy filling. Simmering eggs for 10-12min should produce a crumbly yolk without overcooking the white.
  • Older eggs are easier to peel than fresh ones.
Classic Devilled Eggs

Classic Devilled Eggs

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

A classic recipe for devilled eggs. The perfect appetizer for a cocktail party or afternoon tea. They also make an easy light lunch.


  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 3-4 tablespoons of good egg mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • Tabasco or chilli sauce (optional)
  • Paprika (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish of choice to serve


  1. Peel and cut eggs in half lengthwise.
  2. Scoop out yolk and mash with other ingredients, try 3 tbsp mayo first and add more if the mixture is too thick.
  3. Adjust seasoning and a couple of shakes of chilli sauce if you like your eggs spicy.
  4. Pipe or spoon into egg white halves.
  5. Garnish with paprika or chives if desired
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is an estimate only and may vary depending on ingredients used.


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