Southern-Style Deviled Eggs

  • Serves

    makes 12


The secret to making these traditional Southern deviled eggs, from a recipe shared by home cook Sandra Livesay of Tarboro, North Carolina, is the addition of Durkee Famous Sauce and sweet pickle relish.


  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. Durkee Famous Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. sweet pickle relish
  • 14 tsp. paprika, plus more
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • Hot sauce (optional)


Step 1

Put eggs into a 4-qt. pot of water and bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat, cover, and let sit 15 minutes. Drain eggs and crack each shell slightly. Transfer eggs to a bowl of ice water and let cool. Peel eggs. Halve each egg; using a small spoon, transfer yolks to a medium bowl. Using a fork, mash the yolks. Add Durkee, relish, and paprika and season with salt, pepper, and Tabasco. Stir vigorously with spatula until smooth.

Step 2

Transfer mixture to a plastic bag or a piping bag fitted with a smooth tip and pipe into egg whites. Garnish eggs with more paprika, if you like. Serve cold or at room temperature with hot sauce, if you like.