Prep 3 hrs
Cook 0 mins
Plan ahead these need to chill for 3 hours before serving, these are really good! Make certain that eggs are completely cooled before slicing in half and butter is very soft but not melted, you can adjust all ingredients to taste
- 12 large hardboiled egg (hard-cooked, peeled and chilled)
- 1⁄4 cup soft butter
- 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise (or salad dressing, more if needed)
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 -3 green onions (very finely chopped)
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper (or use Tabasco sauce)
- 2⁄3 cup finely grated cheddar cheese, divided
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt (or use 1/2 teaspoon white salt or to taste)
- Slice the peeled eggs in half lengthwise; carefully remove the yolks and place into a bowl.
- Add in soft butter, mayonnaise, Dijon, lemon juice and green onion, cayenne pepper, 1/3 cup finely grated cheddar cheese and 1 teaspoon seasoned salt; mix very well until smooth, then season with pepper to taste.
- Spoon or pipe the mixture evenly between the egg white halves.
- Place a small amount of shredded cheddar on top of each egg (you can use more than 1/3 cup if desired for the tops of the eggs).
- Lightly dust with paprika.
- Cover and chill for 3 hours before serving.
I"ve made these a few times now Kit but kept forgetting to review:-(. I love the addition of cayenne pepper as it added just the right amount of punch. Also, the use of butter is a new one and instead of using plain yellow mustard the dijon was a nice welcome. All the ingredients together work so well. I did omit the onions per families request. Thanks for a great go-to recipe that is used often.~
I have made a many a deviled eggs but these are the best WOW! Made them for Christmas and Everyone was trying to guess what was in them but no one could guess that it was butter. I had to omit the onions for my father in law and the tobacco for the rest of the family but still they were so good mild. I am going to make them again for just mediate family, we are not wimps, and try Colon Cleanser Hot Sauce instead of Tabasco. Thanks for a great recipe Mild or Spicy!
Wow! I made these for my annual BBQ, and they disappeared almost as soon as the plate hit the table. I love how the green onion gives a nice crunch to all of the other creamy ingredients. I used a touch of tabasco instead of the cayenne as I had kids with touchy palates to feed, but I plan to add a bit more heat next time. Thanks for another winning recipe, Kitten, I always know recipes of yours are going to be a hit.