The Mayo Swap To Try In Your Next Batch Of Deviled Eggs

Nothing says get-together like deviled eggs. A rich, creamy appetizer reserved primarily for holiday parties and picnics because as tasty as these little guys are, usually just a few for each person is enough. Even Betty Crocker states these little hand-held apps are ideal for the holidays and always a crowd favorite. The classic recipe calls for 6 hard-cooked eggs, mayonnaise or salad dressing, ground mustard, salt, pepper, and optional paprika. 

Sometimes it's fun to change up a classic and give it a slightly new look or flavor that will have guests surprised, but still asking for more. That can be topping the deviled eggs with crispy bacon to add some sensational flavor and a little more texture. Or Southern Living suggests making a deviled eggs toppings bar. Set out a platter of prepared deviled eggs with an assortment of topping options, such as smoked salmon, black olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh herbs, such as dill and chives

While the standard may be to use mayonnaise to provide the creamy filling for the deviled egg, there is another option that will also give it a fun twist.

A tangy addition

Perhaps you are not a fan of mayonnaise, or you just want to try something new. Instead of reaching for the jar of mayonnaise, select the tub of sour cream. Simply Recipes states the ingredient swap still creates that craveable creaminess for the deviled egg filling but gives it a little sour taste. Full-fat sour cream is recommended. Foodal explains that switching mayo for sour cream is easy because they have a similar texture. But, if you find your refrigerator without sour cream, there are some other similar options, such as plain yogurt or crème fraîche. All three have a comparable texture and taste. 

Generally, classic deviled eggs recipes call for between ¼ cup and ½ cup of mayonnaise (per Food Network and Southern Living respectively). The equivalent of sour cream can also be used. Foodal's recipe lists ¼ cup of sour cream for 6 extra-large eggs (as well as yellow and pickle relish), while Simply Recipes calls for ½ cup sour cream for 12 large eggs. Also, consider a combination of mayonnaise and crème fraîche for a delicious deviled egg. 

At the next get-together, liven up your signature deviled eggs and your taste buds with some sour cream deviled eggs.