Traditional Stuffed Eggs Topped with Candied Jalapeños and Dill Sprigs

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Traditional Stuffed Eggs are as old as the hills in the south.  The traditional ingredients are mashed egg yolks, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, salt and pepper with a little bit of minced onion and minced pickles.  Garnishes are optional.

With these, I garnished them with Cowboy Candy Jalapeños and dill sprigs.

As time has gone on, the ingredients have expounded to the hot and spicy and all kinds of fillers.  It is easy to create your own variations.

The binder is usually mayonnaise, but sour cream, yogurt, and cream can be used.  The fillers should be more in ratio than the mashed egg yolks, and make sure they are minced, so they are easy to scoop and fill in the egg white half.

To start this recipe, you will need to know how to make the perfect boiled eggs, so head over to my recipe for Shrimp Stuffed Eggs.

Have you ever added too much mayonnaise or mustard to your egg yolks and the filling is too runny? Don't fret, I have a secret to fixing that, add instant potato flakes a tablespoon at a time until the filling thickens.  I have also used leftover mashed potatoes, and that works great.  

Traditional Stuffed Eggs
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  • 8 large eggs, boiled, peeled, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/4-1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-1 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon onion, grated
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • paprika
  • 8 sprigs fresh dill
  • 8 slices candied jalapenos
Separate egg yokes from the egg whites in a bowl.  Place egg white on plate; set aside.

Using a fork. Mash egg yolks until crumbly.  Add mayonnaise and mustard.  Mix well.

Add minced onions and minced dill pickle.  Mix well.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Fill each egg while half with a scoop of filling.  Sprinkle with paprika.

Place filled eggs on a serving platter.  Garnish with dill sprigs and candied jalapeno slices.

Cook's Note:  Depending on how large the eggs are will depend on how much mayonnaise and mustard is necessary.  If necessary add more mayonnaise or mustard.  Garnish can be dill sprigs, olives, jalapeño slices, etc.

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