Grandma Elva in a devilish moment
These are simple, classic, and delicious--just the way Grandma used to make them. If you want to try some variations, be sure to visit The Deviled Egg Gourmet.
6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. mustard (your choice--when Grandma made these we only had yellow mustard!)
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
Paprika for garnish
Optional: A bit of relish
Mash the egg yolks with a fork, then add the rest of the ingredients (except the paprika), mixing until smooth. Taste and add more mustard, if you wish. If you need a softer mixture, add a little more mayo.
Spoon the yolk mixture back into the egg white halves, sprinkle with paprika, and arrange all on a serving plate.
Be sure to keep the eggs chilled at all times until you serve them.