The Perfect Southern Staple, Deviled Eggs.

If you know me, you know that I love eggs.

I have a stash of hard boiled eggs in the fridge at all times, I am totally open to having backyard chickens, and I have perfected a family recipe for one of my favorite Southern staples – the deviled egg.

This recipe has no bells + whistles, it’s a tried and true, basic recipe for this entertaining go-to. But I assure you, if you keep practicing and playing with the ingredient levels, you’ll find the perfect balance that will soon become your new go-to.


  • 1-dozen hard boiled eggs (peeled + washed + halved)
  • 1/4 cup of Hellman’s mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 tablespoon of pickle relish
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dry mustard powder
  • salt + freshly cracked pepper to taste

I do this recipe in splashes + dashes instead of measuring, so this is an approximation. But half egg boiled egg and place all of the yolks into a prep bowl. Set aside halved egg whites in an egg platter {see our new one here!}. Smash them rather generously with a fork. Mix in all ingredients and stir. Taste, adjust + stir again. Spoon into each egg half and feel free to garnish with a light sprinkling of kosher salt, chives or go-to paprika. Then, serve & enjoy!

I’d love to know your go-to recipe / ingredients for deviled eggs. I’ve been dying to try something new! Happy Easter + enjoy.

images by Brooke Boiling

I’m an old soul based in Atlanta, GA and mom of 3 with a deep love of all things from the past with a story to tell, on a mission to keep heirlooms around for another generation - whether it be a tradition, splattered family recipe, or historic home.

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