National Deviled Egg Day November 2.  Photo Credit:

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A popular hor d’oeuvre or side dish for parties, holidays, family reunions and potluck dinners, deviled eggs are the star of the show on National Deviled Egg Day which is celebrated each year on November 2.

Deviled eggs are such a well-loved food that special sectioned carrying dishes and plates have been designed for them and prepared and packaged deviled eggs are now available in some U.S. supermarkets. 

Deviled eggs, also known as eggs mimosa, stuffed egg, salad eggs or dressed eggs, are hard boiled eggs which have been boiled, shelled, cut in half and filled with the hard-boiled egg’s yolk mixed with other ingredients such as mayonnaise and mustard.  Other frequently added ingredients include: tartar sauce, Worcestershire sauce, diced pickle, pickle relish, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, chipolte chillies, turmeric, vinegar, green olives, pimentos, poppyseed, thyme, cilantro, minced onion, caviar, cream, capers or sour cream.  After the filling is scooped or piped back into the egg cup, it is often times sprinkles with paprika as a garnish.  Caviar, anchovy, bacon, herring or jalapenos are some of the other popular options that are sometimes used as a garnish to decorate the deviled eggs.

The first known print reference referring to the term “deviled” in reference to food, appeared in 1786.  It was in the 19th century that it came to be used regularly when referring to spicy or zesty food, including eggs prepared with mustard, pepper or other ingredients stuffed in the yolk cavity. 

To celebrate National Deviled Egg Day, try the following “tried and true” recipe:


Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Deviled Egg Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


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