Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

My deviled eggs are the result of fine-tuning and experimenting through the years. I especially like the spices (turmeric, dill weed) used in this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice eggs lengthwise, slipping yolks into a separate bowl.
  2. (I set aside the egg halves that didn't come out perfectly and dice them for use in the egg salad mix.) Add onion, turmeric, dill weed, salt/pepper, about half of the paprika.
  3. Use a fork to loosen the egg yolks and blend with other ingredients before adding any moisture.
  4. This helps avoid those lumps of unmixed yolk you sometimes find.
  5. Add gherkins and juice.
  6. Add moisture: 1/4 cup mayo and approximately 2 tablespoons mustard to start; mix well.
  7. (I operate on the principle that you can always make a mix more moist, but taking it out is very hard!).
  8. Taste.
  9. Adjust moisture to your preference, using mayo, mustard or pickle juice- whichever is most needed.
  10. Scoop into egg white halves, top with paprika, chill before serving.


Most Helpful

This was a very good recipe for deviled eggs. I did not have gherkins or dill weed so used dill pickle to great results. Everytime I turned around my boyfriend was "testing" another one. Thanks for a big hit.

Ladymedic July 04, 2010

loved it! i used dill pickles instead of the gherkins, and left out the turmeric (as i didnt have any at the time), and the family loved it! i added the paprika to the mixture in lieu of topping it. FYI-- easy way to fill the eggs? scoop the finished mix into a baggie, seal, and cut a hole in one corner! 100 times easier!

CookinMama72211 May 26, 2009

really good... i didn't chop the red onion finely enough but these were a gourmet alternative to your basic mayo and mustard deviled eggs!

anchor girl April 15, 2003

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