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Great Deviled Eggs

This is an easy deviled eggs recipe and has always been a family favorite.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Deviled Eggs


  • 6 eggs boiled and peeled
  • 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Paprika To sprinkle on top


  • Bring salted water (add about 1 tablespoon salt to water before boiling) to a boil and add eggs. I use a soup ladle to lower the uncooked eggs gently into the boiling water.
  • Boil eggs on medium heat and boil one minute per egg. A dozen eggs takes twelve minutes boiling time.
  • Remove pot from stove and put under running cold water. Peel immediately holding the egg under the cold water for smooth, peeled eggs.
  • Once peeled, slice the eggs lengthwise and scoop out the center yolks
  • In a bowl combine egg yolks with ingredients and mash with a fork. Spoon filling into halves. Sprinkle eggs with paprika.


Contrary to what many people say, I think adding the eggs to boiling, salted water, makes them easier to peel. Always have eggs at room temperature before boiling.