Deviled eggs are a great way to use up a lot of eggs. They make a delicious snack, and they are a great appetizer to bring to parties or picnics. They are thoroughly enjoyed by the masses, and they are fun to make. With so many variations, everyone has their own favorite way to make deviled eggs, paprika being the favorite spice to top the eggs. Deviled eggs do take some time to make, with the boiling of the eggs, peeling the shells, cutting the eggs in half and then creating the mixture, so they are best made ahead of time and can be stored in the fridge.
Deviled eggs may not seem easy to store, it’s tricky to not mess them up or make a mess of everything. However, there are a few ways to store deviled eggs. You can either get a specific deviled egg container, use egg cartons, use a cake platter, make your own container using a large bowl and tin foil, or you can even store them before assembly!
Storing Deviled Eggs
As mentioned above, there are many ways to store deviled eggs without leaving a mess or ruining the eggs. Let’s take a look.
Deviled Egg Container-
The easiest way to store deviled eggs is to get the specifically designed deviled egg container. Usually inexpensive, between $5-$20 they are sold at most grocery stores. Deviled egg containers have specific indents to hold the eggs in place, plus a cover high enough to make sure the eggs don’t get squished.
Egg cartons are a great way to hold deviled eggs. The indents are already there and will fit the eggs perfectly, with the cover going over the eggs enough to not make a mess.
If you do use egg cartons to store your deviled eggs, it would be wise to line the cartons with either parchment paper or tin foil so liquid doesn’t soak into the cardboard, causing the cardboard to break apart.
Another option is to use a cake platter. Cake platters certainly have lids high enough so the eggs won’t get ruined, and the base is flat enough to hold the eggs. However, take caution using cake platters because the eggs can move about very freely within them.
Make Your Own-
You can always make your own container! By using a large bowl, you can place your deviled eggs neatly inside. Remember to wrap tightly with plastic wrap as a lid.
Store Before Assembly
The last option is to store your eggs before assembly. This is a popular choice because it’s so easy if you have no other options. Just carefully put the empty egg halves into a container, closing with a lid. Next, put the egg yolks (mixed or unmixed) into a baggie or a separate container.
Once you use an option above to properly store your deviled eggs, they can be placed in the fridge. Deviled eggs can last in the fridge for up to 4 days, however for the best freshness they should be eaten within 2 days.
Can Deviled Eggs Be Frozen?
Freezing deviled eggs is definitely not a common thing. They don’t necessarily freeze right. The egg yolk mixture can be perfectly frozen and saved for later, however the egg whites do not freeze right. Egg whites become extremely tough and chewy, like rubber, when they are thawed after being frozen. If you do store the egg yolk mixture, it can be frozen for up to one month.
Deviled eggs are a great appetizer snack food and are super easy to make ahead of time. Storing deviled eggs is not hard and all it takes is a good container. By either using one you buy from the store, you even making your own, it doesn’t take a lot to properly store deviled eggs and not make a mess.