How to Make Spicy Deviled Eggs

A favorite appetizer at gatherings is deviled eggs. You can be a hit at the next event with these easy to make spicy deviled eggs.


Step 1

Heat water to boiling point. Add eggs and boil for 12 minutes. Run eggs under cold water for 2 minutes, then let sit in cold water for 10 minutes. Peel eggs.

Step 2

Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Scoop the yolks into a small bowl and mash yolks with a fork. Set whites on serving platter. Add mayonnaise one heaping tablespoon at a time to the yolks, mixing well, until the mixture is as moist or dry as you like it.

Step 3

Add all spices except paprika. Taste the mixture and add more cayenne if you want a tangier, spicier flavor. Add pepper if you want a hotter flavor. Mix well.

Step 4

Scoop yolk mixture into center of egg whites. Garnish with paprika and a slice of olive if desired. Serve immediately or chill them in the refrigerator until it's time to serve.

Tips and Warnings

Add mayonnaise a little at a time asyou can always add more, but you do not have more egg yolk to dry the mixture out. Adding paprika as a garnish adds a nice "bite" to the eggs, in addition to dressing them up. Do not overdo the cayenne pepper as some people cannot tolerate cayenne.

Things You'll Need

8 eggs, 1/4 to 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. pepper, 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1 1/2 tsp. onion powder, 1 tsp. cayenne pepper, Paprika, Sliced olives

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Cayden Conor has been writing since 1996. She has been published on several websites and in the winter 1996 issue of "QECE." Conor specializes in home and garden, dogs, legal, automotive and business subjects, with years of hands-on experience in these areas. She has an Associate of Science (paralegal) from Manchester Community College and studied computer science, criminology and education at University of Tampa.

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