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Deviled Egg Dip and Making the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Hard boiling eggs isn’t rocket science, right? Well… it depends. When you’re a twenty-something living on their own for the first time who has never hard boiled an egg, it’s totally rocket science.

I laugh thinking back to the day I attempted my very first hard boiled egg. I was living inside a horse barn in GA, (yes, actually inside the barn, it was awesome) without a house phone, cell phone, or internet. I stopped at a pay phone (do those even exist anymore?) to call a friend and ask how to hard boil an egg.

Before you roll your eyes too far to the back of your head, hear me out! I knew you had to boil the eggs, what I didn’t know was for how long. She told me about 12-15 minutes for a dozen eggs. Ok, totally doable, right? So if a dozen eggs take 15 minutes, then 2 eggs should only take 3-4 minutes max, right? Yeah… now you’re laughing too. I can tell.

Fast forward fifteen years or so and I now have the ability and knowledge to boil eggs. Thank goodness, right? I mean, this is kind of a food & cooking blog. I should be able to boil an egg.

We’ve tried different methods and tricks over the years, and here’s the one that has worked the best and has been the most consistent.

Start with eggs just a bit older, maybe like a week or so. Place them into a pot, cover with water, and sprinkled with salt. Put on high heat and bring to a rolling boil. Turn to low, cover tight, and set the timer for 15 minutes.

When the time is up, dump out the water and refill with cold water. Let them cool then toss them in the fridge. Easy peasy, eh?

We always have hard boiled eggs on hand, as B has taken quite a liking to them for breakfast, but “only the white parts, mommy.” He’s a nut, but whatever. The kid is eating, so who am I to complain, right? I’ll use the yolks later, mixed in with another whole egg for an egg salad sandwich. Yum yum yummy! And the way I make my egg salad spread is naughty… it’s basically deviled eggs all smooshed up. Speaking of deviled eggs… here’s how we make ’em!

Our lovely hard boiled eggs are sliced in half and get their yolk scooped out and mixed with mayo, mustard, minced onion, and dill. I really don’t have a recipe, just add a bit at a time until you get the flavor you like. We enjoy just a bit of dill around here. Okay, a lot of dill, lol. Spoon the yolk mixture back into the whites and sprinkle a bit of paprika. These don’t stick around very long… they’ll be gone before you know it!


I’m becoming more and more and fan of cheater recipes, and this one is no different. Refilling the white halves can be annoying and a bit time consuming, so we’ve started making a deviled egg dip! The exact same flavor with just a fraction of the work. WIN!

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Deviled Egg Dip
Prep Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
  1. Cut eggs in half length wise, scoop out yolks, and smash with a fork. Chop up the whites quite small and add to the smooshed yolks.
  2. Add mayo to texture, then mustard to taste and color.
  3. Sprinkle garlic, dill, and minced onion to desired taste. Spoon mixture in a cute bowl for serving and sprinkle with paprika.
  4. Let chill before serving with crackers or chips. Unless you're impatient, then serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Can add dill relish for extra flavor. These ingredients are just guidelines, sprinkle & taste as you go to find what combination you like best!

Make ahead and keep refrigerated in an air tight container.

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