church picnic deviled eggs

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We made a big batch of these for our Labor Day picnic this past weekend. This is a tried and true recipe that I’ve made hundreds of times and it’s SO good. I make my classic deviled eggs a bit differently than most people do. I don’t use pickle relish because I think it makes the egg filling too runny. Instead, I use chopped sweet pickle that has been drained very well. This one tweak makes all the difference.

1 dozen large eggs, hard boiled and cooled

1/4 cup real mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip, if you wish)

1/4 cup well drained bread and butter sweet pickles, chopped fine

1 Tablespoon finely chopped onion

2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard

salt and pepper, to taste

regular or smoked paprika

Once eggs have been hard boiled, cool them a bit and carefully peel them. Cut eggs in half, lengthwise. Remove yolks and transfer them to a small mixing bowl. Place egg white halves on a pretty serving plate.

Mash yolks well with a fork. Add mayonnaise, sweet pickles, onion, and mustard. Mix well. Salt and pepper to taste. Add a little more mayonnaise, if needed. Divide filling evenly among the egg white halves. Sprinkle tops with regular or smoked paprika. Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve. These are best when enjoyed the same day as they’re prepared.



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  5 comments for “church picnic deviled eggs

  1. Josey
    July 21, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    What is a tried and true method for hard boiling egg?
    I’ve always seemed to muck it up some how almost every time!????

    • Melissa
      July 21, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      Hi Josey! 🙂

      I just put the eggs in a pot of warm water so the water is covering the eggs. Bring water to a boil, and let it boil for a few minutes (approximately 3.) Then I just turn the burner off and let the eggs sit in the hot water for approximately 7 minutes before draining the hot water and replacing it with cold water. I let the eggs sit in the cold water until they’re cool enough to peel, or completely cool. Hope that helps!


  2. MSD
    August 9, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Melissa looks delicious but what is bread and butter sweet pickles?

    • Melissa
      August 9, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      Bread and butter sweet pickles are a type of sweet pickle that are thin sliced and brined in a simple vinegar/seasoning combination. You can use whatever sweet pickles you like, but this zesty pickle is my favorite for this particular stuffed egg recipe 🙂 Here’s a link to a recipe for bread and butter pickles… Enjoy!

  3. MSD
    August 10, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Melissa thanks for the information – where can I buy this in Suisse?

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