Tuna Stuffed Deviled Eggs

Tuna Stuffed Deviled Eggs

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can tuna, drained and flaked
  • 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish, drained
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon white sugar (Optional)
  • ⅛ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 ½ tablespoons mayonnaise, or as needed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch paprika, or as desired

Instructions:

  • Step 1:
  • Place eggs in a saucepan; cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 15 minutes.
  • Remove eggs from hot water, cool under cold running water, and peel.
  • Step 2:
  • Cut eggs in half lengthwise; place yolks in a small bowl.
  • Mash egg yolks with a fork; stir in tuna, pickle relish, mustard, sugar, and onion powder.
  • Stir mayonnaise into tuna mixture until mixture is creamy but remains firm; season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 3:
  • Place egg whites cut-side-up on a serving platter.
  • Spoon tuna mixture into egg white halves; sprinkle with paprika.

Notes

Slice a small sliver off bottom of egg whites to allow them to sit flat if you like.

Optional add-ins or substitutions include dill pickle relish, chopped onion, dill, curry, Dijon mustard, garlic, chopped tomato, chopped pimento.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use fresh tuna instead of canned tuna?

  • Yes, you can use fresh tuna instead of canned tuna if you prefer.
  • Simply cook and flake the fresh tuna before adding it to the egg yolk mixture.
  • Make sure to season and cook the fresh tuna as desired before mixing it with the other ingredients.

Is the white sugar optional, and why is it included in the recipe?

  • Yes, the white sugar is listed as optional in the recipe. Its purpose is to add a touch of sweetness to the deviled egg filling.
  • Whether you include it or not depends on your personal preference for sweetness.
  • Feel free to omit it if you prefer a less sweet filling.

Can I make these deviled eggs in advance and store them?

  • Yes, you can make these deviled eggs in advance and store them in the refrigerator.
  • However, it’s best to assemble and garnish them just before serving to keep them fresh and prevent the egg whites from becoming too soft.
  • Store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

What can I substitute for sweet pickle relish if I don’t have it?

  • If you don’t have sweet pickle relish, you can substitute it with finely chopped sweet pickles or bread and butter pickles.
  • You can also add a bit of honey or a sweet fruit chutney for sweetness and flavor.

Can I customize the seasonings in the tuna mixture?

  • Absolutely! Feel free to customize the seasonings in the tuna mixture to suit your taste.
  • You can add additional spices such as garlic powder, dill, or cayenne pepper for extra flavor.
  • Adjust the salt and pepper to your liking as well.

Can I use canned tuna in oil instead of canned tuna in water?

  • Yes, you can use canned tuna in oil instead of tuna in water, but be aware that it may alter the texture and flavor of the deviled egg filling slightly.
  • Drain the oil thoroughly before flaking the tuna and adjusting the mayonnaise quantity as needed for the desired consistency.

What can I substitute for sweet pickle relish if I don’t have it?

  • If you don’t have sweet pickle relish, you can substitute it with finely chopped sweet pickles or bread and butter pickles.
  • You can also add a bit of honey or a sweet fruit chutney for sweetness and flavor.

Is it okay to use flavored mustard like Dijon or whole grain mustard?

  • Yes, you can use flavored mustards like Dijon or whole grain mustard to add a unique flavor to your deviled egg filling.
  • Keep in mind that these mustards have stronger flavors than plain yellow mustard, so adjust the quantity to your taste.

Can I prepare the tuna filling in advance and assemble the deviled eggs later?

  • Yes, you can prepare the tuna filling in advance and store it in the refrigerator.
  • When you’re ready to serve, simply spoon the filling into the egg whites and garnish with paprika.
  • This can save you time when preparing for an event or gathering.

How long can I store Tuna Stuffed Deviled Eggs in the refrigerator?

Tuna Stuffed Deviled Eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days if properly covered and stored in an airtight container.

However, keep in mind that the texture of the egg whites may change slightly over time, so they are best enjoyed fresh or shortly after assembly.