The Ultimate Southern Deviled Eggs

December 4, 2020
The Ultimate Southern Deviled Egg

Hey, y’all – Happy Day 3 of Blogmas! Blogmas is a series that I am bringing to the blog this year (and hopefully in subsequent years) that will provide y’all with a new recipe every day of December through Christmas. How fun is that? Today I’m excited to be sharing my granny’s recipe for the ultimate southern deviled eggs. Jude is known for these — and, needless to say, they are finger lickin’ good.

The Ultimate Southern Deviled Egg

The Recipe

The Ultimate Southern Deviled Egg

The Ultimate Southern Deviled Eggs

JC Phelps
Deviled eggs are an essential side dish in the south. I always looked forward to them at the church potluck! Enjoy my family's recipe for the Ultimate Southern Deviled Eggs!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 12 servings
Calories 102 kcal


  • 12 eggs large
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise full-fat, I recommend Duke’s
  • 4 tbsp. sweet pepper relish chow chow can be substituted
  • 1.5 tbsp. dijon mustard I recommend Grey Poupon
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Paprika
  • 4-6 dashes hot sauce optional


  • Bring eggs in a large pot to a rolling boil; turn off heat, cover, and allow eggs to cook for 20 minutes.
  • Place eggs in an ice bath to stop cooking; when cool, peel.
  • Cut the eggs in half. Scoop out the yolks, place them in separate bowl, and gently mash with fork. Add mayonnaise, sweet pepper relish, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper to the yolks. Mix until well-combined.
  • Fill egg whites with the mixture and top with paprika.


*JC’s note: I use my great-aunt JJ’s sweet pepper relish in this recipe — which is the very best. I’ll work on posting that recipe for y’all in the future!


Sodium: 169mgCalcium: 26mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 250IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 68mgCholesterol: 166mgCalories: 102kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 8gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 2gIron: 1mg
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The Ultimate Southern Deviled Egg

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The Ultimate Southern Deviled Egg

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