If ever there were a quintessential Southern food dish, it would be deviled eggs. No matter the occasion, they are the perfect dish to bring to a get-together. For funerals, potlucks, or parties, they are always a good choice! My mother made them from the left-over Easter eggs, but the dye colored the whites and they weren’t very appetizing. If the stuffing is too runny, it ruins them for me too. While they are simple to make, there is an art to getting them just right.
I like my deviled eggs plain – just a little mustard, Blue Plate mayo and Mt. Olive sweet relish. The paprika is just to make them pretty, not for taste. I’ve heard people say they use ingredients as different as olives and crab meat. No matter the stuffing, I think deviled eggs are pretty darn-near perfect!