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    Southern Deviled Eggs Recipe with Relish

    Published June 18, 2021. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    You and your family will absolutely love how delicious these southern deviled eggs with relish are that make for the perfect appetizer.

    Appetizers just seem to make those fun get-togethers that much better.  All of the different flavors are incredible and always make parties fun to eat at.  If you want to impress some guests at your next shindig then try my ham and cheese sliders or hummus recipe.

    plate full of southern deviled eggs

    Southern Deviled Eggs with Relish

    In case you weren’t aware, Southern deviled eggs classically have sweet relish in them.  The addition of the relish adds another level of flavor complexity and the little sweet kick you get from it is delicious.  No matter where you are in the south, deviled eggs are a staple at every BBQ or get-together hangout.

    The reason they are known as “deviled eggs” is that in their infancy stages, they would be seasoned with spicy ingredients.  I just wanted to add the caveat, because obviously these are not possessed.

    How to Make Southern Deviled Eggs with Relish

    Use these easy step-by-step instructions to make these tasty southern deviled eggs with relish.

    Slice the hard-boiled eggs in half longways and place yolks into a medium-size bowl and the whites on your serving dish, hole side up.

    slicing a hard boiled egg in half

    Mash the yolks with a fork until they are a small crumble.

    mashing hard boiled egg yolks with a whisk

    Add the mayonnaise, mustard, relish salt, hot sauce, and pepper to the bowl with the mashed yolks and mix until well combined.

    whisking a southern deviled egg filling

    Divide the yolk mixture evenly into the egg whites by spooning or piping the mixture into them.

    piping southern deviled egg filling into an egg

    Garnish with paprika, dill, or chives.

    garnishing a southern deviled egg with sweet pickles and dill

    Recipe Chef Notes + Tips

    Make-Ahead: You can make these up to 1 day ahead of time.

    How to Store: Cover and keep refrigerated for up to 4 days.  These will not freeze well.

    Try finely mincing some bread and butter pickles in place of the sweet relish.

    Be sure your yolks are all the way cooked through.

    Try finely grating the yolk on a Microplane if you want it to be perfectly smooth.

    For quick results add the entire yolk filling ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth and then fold in the relish.

    a southern deviled egg with relish and dill

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    Southern Deviled Eggs Recipe with Relish

    5 from 2 votes
    You and your family will absolutely love how delicious these southern deviled eggs with relish are that make for the perfect appetizer.
    Servings: 12
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 6 large hard-boiled eggs
    • ¼ cup mayonnaise
    • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
    • 2 tablespoons sweet relish or chopped bread and butter pickles
    • Dash of hot sauce
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • paprika, dill, or chives for garnish

    Instructions

    • Slice the hard-boiled eggs in half longways and place the yolks in a medium-size bowl. Feel free to add the whites to your serving dish.
    • Mash the yolks using a fork until it becomes like a small crumble. Add in the mayonnaise, mustard, relish, hot sauce, salt, and pepper and mix well until combined and as smooth as possible. You can use a whisk or spoon. See notes about the food processor.
    • Evenly divide the yolk filling between the 12 egg white halves using a spoon into each egg white.
    • Garnish with paprika, chopped fresh dill, or chives.

    Notes

    Chef Notes:
    Make-Ahead: You can make these up to 1 day ahead of time.
    How to Store: Cover and keep refrigerated for up to 4 days. These will not freeze well.
    Try finely mincing some bread and butter pickles in place of the sweet relish.
    Be sure your yolks are all the way cooked through.
    Try finely grating the yolk on a Microplane if you want it to be perfectly smooth.
    For quick results add the entire yolk filling ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth and then fold in the relish.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 86mgPotassium: 34mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 164IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
    Course: appetizers, side dishes
    Cuisine: American