Crabmeat Deviled Eggs

Total Time:
2 hr 50 min
2 hr 30 min
20 min

12 servings

  • 12 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 pound lump crabmeat, picked over for shells and cartilage
  • 1 ounce caviar or salmon roe

Place the eggs in a large saucepan and cover with water by 1-inch. Bring to a boil. As soon as the water comes to a boil, set a timer for 10 minutes, and boil the eggs for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and place in the sink. Drain, and run with cold running water until cool enough to handle. Peel the eggs and cut in 1/2 lengthwise.

Remove the yolks from the whites and put in a medium bowl. With the back of a fork, mash the yolks. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, salt and hot sauce, and mix well. Add the crabmeat and gently stir to mix.

Spoon equal amounts of the mixture into the egg white halves and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Prior to serving, top with caviar.

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    i love this recipe for summer bbqs. (i left out the caviar though.)
    Made them last night for food day at work today. Took a little longer than I expected - about 1.5 hours total - but I've never made deviled eggs before. I used imitation crab meat because fresh crab isn't easily available here. For the crab meat, I suggest finely chopping or maybe pulsing in a food processor so the lumps aren't so big and it's easier to mix and stuff. I sprinkled paprika on top instead of garnish. Very good taste and reviews from my coworkers.
    I thought it sounded like it would be good but once I made it and tasted it I thought...what was I thinking? Crab and boiled egg do not taste good together.
    This was so good! I made it for a babyshower and it was a big hit. I think I will add more hot sauce next time I make it though!
    I recently threw my father a surprise retirement party. I am a person who loves junk food. So the party goers were expecting junk food. What they found was a party catered my me. All of the food was great, but the crabmeat deviled eggs were the favorite. We always have deviled eggs, but these were definitely kicked up a notch!! As MD residents we always enjoy adding crabmeat to any summer staple!!
    These were the best that I have ever tasted!!
    easy, quick, but just different enough. I substituted rolled anchovies for the caviar for my unpretentious guests.
    We made this for a bbq party and it was a huge hit. We made 2 dozen eggs and all but 6 were gone before the dinner even started. I am definitely going to make this again.
    I've taken this to several pot luck parties...always a hit! Since not everyone likes cavier, I usually top half the eggs with cavier and the other half with an olive slice, a sprig of herb or whatever I have on hand that sounds good. Great recipe!
    Great idea, but didn't live up to my expectations.
    These are the best deviled eggs! A huge hit at parties...gone in minutes!
    Best Deviled Eggs I've ever tried!
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