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11 Celebrity Chefs Reveal Their Secret Ingredient for Deviled Eggs

They may call them "deviled" eggs, but these recipes from celebrity chefs are nothing short of divine.

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Ree Drummond: Pickles

While Ree Drummond likes to stick to the classics, she has a very special ingredient when you need something to set your deviled eggs apart: pickle juice! She adds chopped pickles and relish, along with a splash of pickle juice to her yolk mixture. Don’t have a pipe for the filling? Ree actually prefers using two spoons for a more rustic look. Next up: Learn Ree Drummond’s favorite slow cooker dishes.

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Anne Burrell: Truffle

While deviled eggs could never really go out of style, Anne Burrell brought deviled eggs back to the culinary scene in 2008 when she introduced a truffle deviled egg on the menu of her Manhattan restaurant Centro Vinoteca. Her recipe calls for truffle oil in the yolk mix, topped with finely chopped black truffle peelings.

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Rachael Ray: Caesar Dressing

In keeping with Rachael Ray’s Sicilian ancestry, her deviled egg recipe gives the classic a Caesar twist, using anchovy paste and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. As if you needed another reason to eat a dozen. Learn how to make Caesar dressing from scratch.

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Joanna Gaines: Sugar-Glazed Bacon

Is there anything the Fixer Upper star isn’t good at? Gaines’s recipe gives the classic bacon deviled egg a run for its money with her version, which calls for coating the bacon in brown sugar and cooking it until crispy. The sweet and savory pieces are chopped and sprinkled on top for an egg that’s just like your favorite breakfast in a single bite.

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The Neelys: BBQ Sauce

While the Neely’s may not be cooking together anymore, their recipes are as delicious as ever. Their secret ingredient for the perfect deviled eggs? Barbecue sauce. Smoky and sweet, you may never cook another version again.

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Ming Tsai: Tea

If you really want to wow guests, break out the “Simply Ming” star’s recipe for deviled eggs. His recipe calls for a loose tea leaf called lapsang souchong, which is a smoky Chinese black tea. After boiling the eggs with the tea leaves, the whites of the egg take on a rich, smoky, herbal flavor that’s truly spectacular. The yolks are then mixed with mayonnaise, chipotle, green onion, and jicama. Here are 11 more surprising recipes you can make with tea.

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Ina Garten: Salmon Roe

Of course, Ina Garten has taken the deviled egg and elevated it to simple, elegant perfection. Her recipe mixes in cream cheese for a rich, creamy filling, as well as smoked salmon. The deviled eggs are then topped with salmon roe, a delicious type of caviar. Even if you have the best intentions of sharing, we won’t tell if you decide to keep these deviled eggs all to yourself!

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Aida Mollenkamp: Avocado and Proscuitto

Even “Sam I Am” would fully devour this green eggs and ham recipe from Aida Mollenkamp, which uses mashed avocado to give the egg yolk mixture a creamy, delicious flavor and subtle verdant color. She then tops the deviled eggs with prosciutto.

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Sunny Anderson: Fried Onion

The Food Network host is all about texture in her deviled eggs, which is why she tops them with fried onions for a crisp, delicious bite. To really spice things up, follow her lead by adding jalapeños to the yolk mix.

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Robert Irvine: Green Apple

Robert Irvine offers a delightful alternative to deviled eggs, with a version that’s perfect for springtime. Using shallots and plenty of butter, he adds parsley and Dijon mustard to the yolk mix. But his secret ingredient is green apple, which adds a refreshingly sweet twist on the classic. Each deviled egg is topped off with lemon thyme or mint.

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Michael Symon: Ketchup

Exemplary of Symon’s mix of approachable cooking with big, bold flavors, Symon has mixed Sriracha chili sauce for a recipe that, while packing a spicy punch, also counters and balances with crème fraîche, cilantro, bacon, Dijon mustard and lime.

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Maggie Ward
Maggie’s background in the arts gave her a penchant for collaborative communication and the pursuit of conveying ideas in a clear, striking way. Outside of writing for Taste of Home, Maggie loves playing the piano and writing music, as well as performing with various bands and theatre productions around the city of Chicago.