Easy, Delicious Spring Favorite-Deviled Eggs with A Southern Twist

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Deviled Eggs have been a part of my life for decades. I remember my mother teaching me how to make these when just a small child. This recipe is one passed on from my father’s mother (my grandmother) to my mother, during the time she was living in the south as a young lady.  It has a sweet finish, which is my personal preference,  whereas my husband also likes a dill finish. The following recipe can be adjusted per your own tastes.

6 Large Eggs (raw)

Minced Garlic and Onion

1 Med. sized Sweet Pickle finely chopped PLUS 2 Tsp. sweet pickle juice

Mayonnaise

French’s Mustard

Paprika, Salt and Pepper

Place the eggs into a pan of boiling water. I place a small cloth into the bottom of the pan to help cushion the fragile eggs and prevent cracking (trick passed on from my mom). Boil for a total of 20 minutes. Carefully drain off the water when cooking time complete and fill pan with cooler water, letting eggs sit for a few minutes to cool off as well as stop the cooking process. Once cool, remove the eggs, dry with paper towel/cloth and let sit while you chop your pickle. Carefully slice (length wise) the eggs one by one, removing the yolks and placing into a bowl. Set the whites aside until time to fill. Mash the yolks with a fork until smooth consistency, then add 2 tsp mayonnaise, 1 simple squirt of French’s mustard, fine dusting of both the minced garlic and onions, 2 Tsp sweet pickle juice and chopped pickle. Blend all until paste a smooth consistency; making sure to add enough mayonnaise to mixture to prevent a dry look. Add Salt and Pepper to taste and/or more pickle juice; again depending on your own personal taste. Once consistency/taste adjustments done, put 1 tsp of mixture into each egg white (that you set aside earlier). If any left over mixture, place into eggs needing a touch more. Arrange Eggs on a platter then lightly dust with Paprika. Place platter of eggs in fridge and let cool for about 30 minutes, if they don’t disappear before then. Enjoy!

 

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