Stuffed eggs gained popularity after Fannie Farmer suggested the use of mayonnaise as a binder. Soon, the classic filling of mayonnaise, mustard, and paprika, were seen on platters at most events. Today, there’s no reason why you should stick to this classic combination. Here are a few exciting recipes you can try!

To make a basic stuffed egg, cut 6 hardboiled eggs in half and remove the hardened egg yolks. Set aside 2 of the yolks for use elsewhere, and use 4 yolks for the filling. Mix egg yolks with your own flavorings and additions and stuff into the egg whites.

1. Asian

Mix together 3 Tbsp mayonnaise, ¼ tsp soy sauce, ¼ tsp fresh grated ginger, and a pinch of salt and pepper. After stuffing the eggs, top with black sesame seeds.

2. Italian

Mix together 3 Tbsp mayonnaise, ¼ tsp dried basil, ¼ tsp dried oregano, and a pinch of salt and pepper. After stuffing the eggs, top with parmesan and fresh oregano leaves.

3. Maple and bacon

Mix together 3 Tbsp mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp maple syrup, and a pinch of salt and pepper. After stuffing the eggs, top with crispy bacon bits.

4. Curried eggs

deviled eggs

Mix together 3 Tbsp mayonnaise, 2 Tbsp hummus, ½ tsp curry powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper. After stuffing the eggs, top with crushed cashew nuts.

5. Buffalo eggs

Mix together 3 Tbsp mayonnaise, 2 Tbsp blue cheese, 1 Tbsp finely chopped celery, 1 tsp hot sauce, and a pinch of salt and pepper. After stuffing the eggs, garnish with crumbled blue cheese and a dash of hot sauce.

6. American Southwest 

Mix together 3 Tbsp mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp tomato salsa, ½ tsp chili powder, ¼ tsp cumin, and a pinch of salt and pepper. After stuffing the eggs, garnish with pickled jalapeno.

7. Avocado

Mix together 3 Tbsp mayonnaise, 3 Tbsp mashed avocado, 1 tsp fresh chopped cilantro, ½ tsp lime zest, ½ tsp lime juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. After stuffing the eggs, top with pico de gallo.

8. Roasted Red Pepper

In a food processor, blend together 12 ounces roasted red bell peppers, ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce, ½ tsp ground mustard, ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, and a pinch of salt and pepper. After stuffing the eggs, garnish with scallions.

Play around with different textures and flavors until you get a combination that suits your palate. Add cream cheese for creaminess, horseradish for bite, or caramelized onion for sweetness. If you want, you can make all of these recipes healthier by substituting the mayo for Greek yoghurt!