Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab & Old Bay Seasoning

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We’ve all had deviled eggs, but have you ever tried deviled eggs with crab meat?

Surprisingly, being from Maryland, I’ve never thought to add crab meat to my deviled eggs.

However, my husband told me that he had heard of something called Humpty Lumpty deviled eggs, which includes crab meat.

Needless to say, I went online to search for Humpty Lumpty deviled eggs and couldn’t find anything.

So, I decided to make my own recipe using ingredients I knew would go really well together.

Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab

Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab & Old Bay Seasoning

This Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab and Old Bay recipe basically includes the same ingredients I’d use to make traditional deviled eggs.

Except, of course, you’d add the crab meat and Old Bay seasoning.

In addition, because of the crab meat, I added some lemon juice and some sour cream to the list of ingredients.

Make Them Fancy

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Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab & Old Bay Seasoning

 

 

I consider this recipe to be in the ‘fancy deviled eggs’ category because of the crab meat, Old Bay Seasoning and a slice of spring onion on top.

But don’t let the fancy word fool you because this recipe is just as easy to make as any other deviled egg recipe.

How Do You Boil Eggs So They Peel Easily?

First step is to boil your eggs.

Apparently, the best way to boil eggs so that the egg shells peel off easily is to first bring them to a boil.

Then, turn off the heat and cover the pan for 13 minutes.

After the 13 minutes, place the eggs in an ice water bath for 5 minutes.

I don’t always follow this method because I’m stubborn.

But after having a hard time peeling these eggs, I’ve decided to adopt that method from now on.

Boil Your Eggs

How Do you Make Deviled Eggs From Scratch?

Making deviled eggs from scratch is very easy and they’re always better when you make them at home.

Prepare Your Ingredients

While boiling your eggs, your next step is to place most of your ingredients in a large bowl.

In our case, this includes diced celery, diced spring onions, mayonnaise, sour cream, Old Bay Seasoning, mustard, and lemon juice.

Prepare your ingredients and place in a large bowl

Cut Eggs in Half Lengthwise

Once you peel your eggs (darn sticky shells!) you will cut them in half lengthwise.

Pro tip: Don’t use a sawing, back and forth motion to cut your eggs in half.

Just place the knife in the center (lengthwise) of the egg and press down.

Scoop Out Egg Yolks

Then, use a small spoon to gently scoop the egg yolks out of the egg whites.

Cut eggs in half lengthwise

Use A Good Serving Tray

Place your egg white halves onto a deviled egg serving tray.

I used this exact Anchor Hocking Egg Plate (Amazon) which is perfect for 12 deviled eggs.

But if you’re planning on having any deviled eggs leftover, or you will be transporting them, you’ll want something with a lid.

This Rubbermaid Egg Keeper with Lid (Amazon) would be perfect!

Add Egg Yolks To Bowl of Ingredients

After this, add your egg yolks to your large bowl of ingredients and mix well, making sure to fully mash the yolks and blend it all together.

Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab & Old Bay Seasoning

Fold in Crab Meat

Once you fully blend your egg mixture, add the crab meat and fold it in.

Fold in crab meat

Stuff Your Eggs

Last but not least, and this is the fun part, use two small spoons:

  • One small spoon will scoop the yolk mixture out of the bowl.
  • The 2nd small spoon will scrape the yolk mixture off of the first spoon into the egg white neatly without making a mess.

Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab & Old Bay Seasoning

Do this for all of your egg whites and then go back with the rest of the filling to add more.

Be sure to pack the yolk mixture into the egg white well because there is more than enough to go around.

Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab & Old Bay Seasoning

Add Your Garnishes

Finally, you’ll use some leftover crab meat to add on top of each deviled egg, sprinkle a little (or a lot!) Old Bay Seasoning on top, and then add your cute little slice of spring onion.

Now that’s what I call fancy!

And more importantly, they are absolutely delicious!

Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab & Old Bay Seasoning

Without a doubt, my husband loved them!

In addition, because my twin sister Terri lives next door, I offered her family some too.

Needless to say, they’re already gone within 24 hours.

Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab & Old Bay Seasoning

Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab & Old Bay Seasoning Recipe

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the traditional deviled egg recipe does not have crab in it and the crab can be hidden by the egg mixture, please be sure that if you bring this to a gathering that you label it to say it has crab meat in it! Due to seafood allergies, this is extremely important.*

Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab & Old Bay Seasoning

Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab & Old Bay Seasoning Recipe

Housewives of Frederick County
Deviled eggs are taken to the next level with crab meat and Old Bay Seasoning.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, hors d'oeuvre, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Eggs, hard boiled
  • 5 ounces Crab Meat
  • 1 stalk Celery, diced
  • 1 Spring Onion, diced
  • 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Boil 6 eggs.
  • While eggs are boiling, add all ingredients, besides the crab meat, into a large bowl.
  • Peel hard boiled eggs and cut in half lengthwise.
  • Gently remove egg yolks from the halved eggs and add the yolks to your large bowl of ingredients.
  • Place halved egg whites onto a deviled egg serving tray.
  • Mix bowl of ingredients thoroughly until yolks are mashed and blended well.
  • Then fold crab meat into your yolk mixture.
  • Gently scoop small amounts of yolk mixture into each egg white half.
  • Be sure to pack yolk mixture well into each egg white half as you will have more than enough to fill all 12 halves.
  • Once you're done filling the egg whites, add a pinch of crab meat to the top of each egg.
  • Then sprinkle some Old Bay Seasoning as a garnish on top of the yellow parts of the deviled eggs.
  • Finally, add a slice of spring onion (preferably the green part) onto each deviled egg.

Notes

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the traditional deviled egg recipe does not have crab in it and the crab can be hidden by the egg mixture, please be sure that if you bring this to a gathering that you label it to say it has crab meat in it! Due to seafood allergies, this is extremely important.*
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13 thoughts on “Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab & Old Bay Seasoning”

  1. Do you recommend making them right before wanting to eat them? Or can you make the day before and keep them in the fridge overnight??please and thanks.

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    • Hi Heather, You can make them ahead of time but be sure to wrap each egg white in plastic wrap and keep the yolk filling in a separate airtight bowl. Then when you’re ready to serve them, you can fill the egg whites with the yolk mixture. But it’s also fine to serve them as soon as you make them! Enjoy!

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  2. The other trick I’ve learned is to lay your eggs on their side for 30 minutes before cooking. This will bring the yolk to the center of the egg and make it not only easier to work with but also more aesthetically pleasing.

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  3. The eggs were completely raw after following these instructions. It seems it takes longer than bringing them to a boil and then cutting the heat, even with soaking it the warm water. Maybe you meant to say “turn down the heat”?

    “Then, turn off the heat and cover the pan for 13 minutes. After the 13 minutes, place the eggs in an ice water bath for 5 minutes.”

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    • I’m sorry this didn’t work for you. It has worked for me. I searched the internet and it seems to work for others. I would recommend the method that my mom taught me and that is to just keep boiling them for approximately 8 minutes. Then place the pot in your sink and run cold water over them to cool them off. Then you can peel them. Sometimes they’re hard to peel easily this way but it will guarantee that your eggs are cooked through.

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  4. 5 stars
    Nice recipe.
    With all of the great technique it’s missing the trick to stuffing eggs.
    1.) Mix stuffing
    2.) Place in large ziplock bag and close
    3.) With scissors, cut hole in corner of bag and squirt out as much filling as needed per egg.

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