These Easy Deviled Eggs are always a crowd favorite, and for good reason too! They're fast, flavorful, easy to make, and even easier to EAT!
Eggs can be hard boiled a number of ways! Use your favorite method or see below for both a stove-top and Instant Pot method.
Add eggs to a large saucepan and cover with water with an extra inch or two of water at the top. Set burner to HIGH and bring to a BOIL. Once the water reaches a rolling boil, turn off heat. Cover the saucepan and keep on the still-hot (but turned off) burner for 10-13 minutes or until eggs are cooked to your liking. Use tongs to transfer eggs to a medium-large bowl of ice water and allow eggs to cool for a few minutes. Remove eggs one at a time and peel under cool running water for best results.
Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot's stainless steel insert and top with a trivet. Grab eggs straight from the fridge (BOLD eggs are KEY for this method.) and place atop the trivet. This method will involve 5 minutes active cook time, 5 minutes natural pressure release, and 5 minutes in an ice bath. Lock lid into place and ensure valve is sealed. Set IP to MANUAL and cook for 5 MINUTES on HIGH pressure.
Once the countdown is complete and the Instant Pot beeps, allow the eggs to sit in the pot for 5 MINUTES before releasing the vent valve and releasing remaining pressure. While you wait, fill a medium-large bowl with ice and water. This will cool down the eggs quickly and help them peel super easily! Use tongs to transfer them to the ice bath and allow them 5 minutes to cool before peeling.
After peeling, slice each egg in half lengthwise.
Remove the yolks and add to a bowl. Add mayonnaise, dijon mustard, pickle "juice" (I've also used the pickling liquid from a jar of pickled jalapeños in a pinch- so good!), hot sauce, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Add a little sprinkle of paprika to taste as well as any additional salt and pepper desired. Adjust to taste. I like mine with a litte extra pickle "juice" and a little extra hot sauce too.
Mix well until smooth and creamy. An electric hand mixer will help you get the filling super smooth, perfect for piping a cute design in the center of each egg white. Alternatively you can mix well with a fork and spoon into the egg whites
Feeling fancy? Snip the end of a piping bag or the corner of a plastic bag. Place a star-shaped piping tip (or piping tip of your choice) into the bag and then fill with the yolk mixture. Pipe filling into the yolk hole of each hard boiled egg white.
Chill if serving later or sprinkle with paprika and dive in right away!
Paprika is a key ingredient to top deviled eggs with. Add a light sprinkle or go nuts - it's up to you! You can also add a bit of color to your tray of deviled eggs by sprinlking snipped scallions or chives on top.
Cook/total time will depend on hard boiling method chosen.
Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!
Recipe by Peas and Crayons - Easy Deviled Eggs https://peasandcrayons.com/2021/04/classic-deviled-eggs.html