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Southern Deviled Eggs. A classic recipe for boiled eggs filled with a mixture of egg yolks, mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, yellow mustard and salt and pepper.
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Southern Deviled Eggs

There's many ways to modify the basic filling recipe. Add in bacon, ham, pimmenocheese (that's how we say it), olives, avocado, green onions, etc.


  • 6 large eggs boiled and peeled
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • paprika and chopped chives for garnish


  • Half the eggs lengthwise. Carefully remove the yolks and put them in a bowl. Place the halved eggs on your prettiest plate.
  • Mash yolks with a fork. Add mayonnaise, pickle relish and mustard. Stir until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Carefully fill the egg whites with the egg yolk filling.
  • Garnish with paprika and chives.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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