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Best Deviled Eggs Recipe - Chef Jean-Pierre Discover the secret to the smoothest, most delicate best deviled eggs recipe!

Deviled eggs are a classic favorite, but what takes this recipe to the next level making it the best deviled eggs recipe? It’s all about the texture, as texture is the conductor of flavor.

This recipe will guide you through creating that silky-smooth filling and how to elevate the dish even higher with savory ham and crispy prosciutto chips.

How to make Deviled Eggs

Best Deviled Eggs Recipe: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Hello friends, Deviled Eggs are such an easy thing to make for any occasion, so I wanted to share with you my ultimate guide to making the perfect deviled eggs!
Make sure to check out my short on how to make Creme Fraiche to make these even more delicate and delicious! (The link is below the recipe in the notes)
Be sure to let me know how you did in the comments below.
3.75 from 66 votes
Course Appetizer, Brunch
Servings 12 Halves

Recipe Video

Recipe Ingredients

  • 6 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Country Dijon Mustard (Mustard with seeds)
  • 1 small Garlic Clove, finely minced
  • 1 ounce Baked Ham, finely diced
  • 1 small Red Chili Pepper, finely minced (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh Chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Crème Fraiche or Sour Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • Dash of Hot Sauce, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • Prosciutto Chips, for garnish
  • Additional Chives, for garnish
  • Pinch of Salt

Recipe Instructions

Boiling and Preparing the Eggs:

  • Place the eggs carefully in a pot of boiling water. Boil for 9.5 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove the eggs from the boiling water and transfer them to an ice bath to cool.
  • Once the eggs are cool enough to handle them.  Peel them and cut them in half lengthwise. 
  • Carefully remove the yolks and place them in a bowl.
    Best Deviled Eggs Recipe - remove the yolks

Creating a Smooth Texture:

  • Use a strainer placed over a bowl to push the egg yolks through the strainer using a ladle or spoon. This will create a smooth texture.  
    Best Deviled Eggs Recipe - push the egg yolks through the strainer
  • Scrape the mixture from the bottom of the strainer into the bowl.

Flavoring the Egg Yolk Mixture:

  • In the bowl with the egg yolks, add salt, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, finely diced baked ham, minced chili pepper (if using), chopped chives, crème fraiche (or sour cream), mayonnaise, hot sauce, and lemon juice to the.  
    Flavoring the Egg Yolk Mixture Best Deviled Eggs Recipe
  • Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until well combined and creamy.
    Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until well combined and creamy Best Deviled Eggs Recipe

Filling the Eggs:

  • Transfer the creamy egg yolk mixture into a pastry bag.  Twist the top of the pastry bag and gently squeeze the mixture into the egg white halves. Start from the center and work your way outward.
    Best Deviled Eggs Recipe - Filling the Eggs
  • Place the eggs in the refrigerator while you make the Prosciutto Chips.

Making Prosciutto Chips:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C).
  • On a cookie sheet, place a slice of prosciutto between two pieces of parchment paper, place another cookie sheet on top of it,
    Best Deviled Eggs Recipe - Making Prosciutto Chips
  • Place them in the oven and bake them for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Turn off the oven, remove the top cookie sheet, and let the prosciutto sit for another 10 minutes in the oven to crisp up.


  • Top each deviled egg with a piece of prosciutto chip. Garnish with additional chopped chives for a fresh onion flavor.
    Garnishing Best Deviled Eggs Recipe


  • Arrange the deviled eggs on a serving plate and refrigerate for a short time before serving.


Click here For the Creme Fraiche recipe.
Notes for the Prosciutto Chips:
To make prosciutto chips, place prosciutto slices between parchment paper and bake in a Preheated Oven at 400°F (200°C) for 15-20 minutes. Let them cool to crisp up before using.
Adjust the seasonings according to your taste preferences.
Deviled Eggs are best served refrigerated for a short time before serving.
Enjoy these creamy deviled eggs with a touch of spicy kick and delicious prosciutto chips on top for added crunch!


Frequently Asked Questions About the best Deviled Eggs Recipe


1. What are Deviled Eggs?

Deviled eggs are hard-boiled eggs that have been halved and filled with a mixture made from the yolk, usually combined with mayonnaise, mustard, and other seasonings to create a creamy, tangy filling.


2. Can Deviled Eggs be prepared in advance?

Yes, Deviled Eggs can be prepared in advance. You can hard boil the eggs and make the filling a day before. Store the whites and filling separately in the refrigerator and assemble them a few hours before serving.


3. Can you freeze Deviled Eggs?

Freezing Deviled Eggs is not recommended. The texture of the egg whites can become rubbery, and the filling might separate when thawed. If you must freeze them, it’s best to only freeze the yolk mixture and not the whole assembled egg.


4. How to best store leftover Deviled Eggs?

Leftover Deviled Eggs should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They are best consumed within 1-2 days to maintain the best flavor and texture.


5. What main dishes pair well with Deviled Eggs?

Deviled Eggs pair well with just about any dish you can imagine such as:

Grilled Chicken Salad
Stuffed Bell Peppers
Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Soup
Cold pasta salads 
Pot Roast

Just to name a few!


6. Are there variations to the classic Deviled Eggs recipe?

Absolutely! You can experiment with ingredients like avocado, bacon, horseradish, pickles, herbs, and even hot sauces to create unique flavors.


7. How long should I boil the eggs for the perfect consistency?

For the perfect hard-boiled egg, place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan, covered by at least an inch or two of cold water. Bring it to a boil, then turn off the heat, cover, and let it sit for about 9-10 minutes.

Transfer the eggs to an ice-water bath immediately to stop the cooking process.


8. Why are my Deviled Eggs turning green?

The greenish-gray color around the yolk is a result of overcooking. It’s the iron and sulfur reacting in the egg. While it’s safe to eat, it’s best to follow the recommended boiling time for a yellow, creamy yolk.


9. How can I easily peel hard-boiled eggs?

– Older eggs tend to peel more easily than fresh ones. After boiling, placing the eggs in an ice-water bath can also make peeling easier. Or try peeling the egss under a tap of cold running water.


10. Can I make Deviled Eggs spicy?

Yes! Add a bit of hot sauce, cayenne pepper, or chopped jalapeños to the yolk mixture to give your Deviled Eggs a spicy kick.


11. Is it safe to eat Deviled Eggs left out at room temperature?

Deviled Eggs should not be left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours. If serving at a gathering, it’s best to keep them on ice or serve in batches to ensure they stay fresh and safe to eat.


12. Should deviled eggs be chilled before serving?

Yes, deviled eggs should be chilled before serving. There are a few reasons for this:

1. Safety: Eggs are perishable, and the filling, which often contains mayonnaise and other ingredients that can spoil, should be kept cold to prevent bacterial growth. Chilling deviled eggs helps to ensure they remain safe to eat.

2. Texture and Consistency: Chilling the eggs allows the filling to firm up, making them less messy and easier to handle. A colder filling is also creamier and more pleasant to eat.

3. Flavor: As with many dishes, chilling can help meld the flavors together. The time in the refrigerator allows the various ingredients in the filling to combine and intensify, leading to a more cohesive and flavorful bite.

4. Presentation: A chilled deviled egg holds its shape better, making for a neater and more attractive presentation.

If you’re preparing deviled eggs in advance, you can refrigerate the egg white halves and the yolk filling separately, then assemble and serve them when needed.

Once assembled, place the deviled eggs on a tray or in a container, cover them with plastic wrap to prevent them from absorbing other refrigerator odors, and chill for at least an hour or two before serving.

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