Homestead Hack: Easier Deviled Eggs – No Mess!

by Texas Homesteader ~

RancherMan & I have free-range hens. So when we have a family get-together and I ask what we can bring to contribute to the meal, it’s often deviled eggs.

I mean, everyone loves deviled eggs, right? You might have a little leftover from whatever other dish you bring to the gathering. But there’s never deviled eggs left. Never.

Now in past years I’d be using a spoon to try to scoop that prepared deviled egg filling into the halves of the whites. And I’d try my best not to make a mess. But make a mess I did.

Every.  Stinkin’.  Time!

But several years ago I read about an easy shortcut to take the drudgery out of filling those deviled eggs. Oh yeah, check out this easy Homestead Hack.

I've learned an easy, mess-free way to make deviled eggs. I can't believe I spent so many years making them the hard way! #TexasHomesteader

First I boil my eggs like normal & cut the cooled, peeled boiled eggs in half. I scoop out the yellow yolk centers and plop them all in a repurposed plastic bag.

Using A Repurposed Plastic Bag

Whatever I’ve got handy works here. I most often use the bag I bought dry beans in. The bag’s small enough to do the trick and I’m able to put that blasted plastic bag to another good use before finally trashing it.

Why yes I hate plastic, why do you ask? LOL.

Anyway – into my bag I add the other deviled egg filling ingredients:  Salt, pepper, sweet pickle relish (I substituted my delicious homemade pear relish), and a healthy dollop of my homemade mayonnaise.

Then I squeeze the air out of the bag and close it up tight.

A little squish & short massage of all those ingredients right there inside the bag and Boom! I’ve just made a quick yet delicious deviled egg filling.

And everything’s mixed together right there in the bag. There’s no need to dirty additional bowls or utensils. It’s all contained in that same bag. I’m aaaaaaall about shortcuts in the kitchen, y’all!

Now comes the complicated part. Get your pencils out, students…

Piping Filling Into Hollowed Eggs

Cut a tiny corner off of the repurposed bag and ‘pipe’ the filling into the egg halves. It’s easier to deliver just the right amount of filling without gooping it over the sides of the deviled eggs to make them less presentable. 

Squeeze a little dollop into each hollowed half – it goes really fast using this bag method. Then garnish with a little paprika and you’re done.

I've learned an easy, mess-free way to make deviled eggs. I can't believe I spent so many years making them the hard way! #TexasHomesteader

When you’ve squeezed the last of the deviled egg filling from that repurposed bag you can toss it in the trash.

Using this method is so much faster than trying to put everything in a bowl and mix it all up, then trying to spoon the filling into the individual hollowed halves. It’s so quick, yet so easy and NO MESS, y’all!


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4 thoughts on “Homestead Hack: Easier Deviled Eggs – No Mess!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      LOL It’s a clean ‘used’ bag. I wash ’em & use ’em forever. Today I made deviled eggs for our family gathering & I used an empty clean bag from a bag of pinto beans. Whatever I have that’s pretty much served its time gets used for deviled eggs. I hate plastic so if it’s coming into my house, I’ll use it to its fullest before finally throwing it away. ~TxH~

  1. Sondra Langle

    Oh,, my gosh, I can hardly wait to try this. Thanks again Tammy for your great ideas.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      You’ll be pleasantly surprised Sondra. It’s so much easier to get the filling into the egg halves without smudging the filling everywhere. My mama always taught me ‘Presentation is half the meal’ so it’s important to me that it looks as well as tastes great. ~TxH~


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