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Thickening Runny Deviled Eggs Filling

If your deviled eggs filling come out too runny, try adding a little instant mashed potatoes straight from the package. It doesn't affect the taste, and it firms them up nicely.

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March 22, 20080 found this helpful

I just want to post that this works! It saved my deviled eggs! So grateful as these are for a church coffee hour on Easter that I promised to bring food to. I wasn't sure what to do as it was so runny it wouldn't stay in the egg white cups. It took about 1/2 cup of the instant mashed potatoes to thicken my runny filling that was for 20 eggs. I am not sure why it came out so runny, but might be due to using pickle relish without draining it as well as too much mayo. Anyhow, the mashed potatoes worked immediately and it looks and tastes terrific. The texture is perfect now!

It occurred to me afterwards that it probably would have worked to add baby cereal like the rice or the mixed grains and it would probably have thickened it without too much taste change. Didn't try that, though, but mentioning it in case anyone else comes to the site and doesn't have the instant potatoes on hand, but may have baby cereal. Good luck!

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August 28, 20100 found this helpful

Great tip! This saved the day. And no one knew!

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October 11, 20120 found this helpful

Just wanted to add that I had to try the baby cereal as I did not have any instant potato mix. Worked like a charm! Thank you to whoever posted!

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February 11, 20130 found this helpful

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Saved the day.

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March 30, 20130 found this helpful

I thought I had ruined the deviled eggs I'm taking to Easter brunch tomorrow. Thought I'd have to run to the market to get and boil more eggs, but oh ye of little faith.....mashed potato flakes to the rescue! Thanks for the awesome tip - one of the best kitchen tips ever!

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December 8, 20151 found this helpful

I only have butter flavor flakes. What do you think?

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April 15, 20170 found this helpful

HOLY COW THIS WORKS!!! I only had the small packets of Idaho potatoes and used the buttery Homestyle. Couldn't really taste the flavor and I'm sure it will be just fine after sitting overnight before filling the eggs.

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August 12, 20170 found this helpful

Awesome . Thanks so much for posting this . I made a large batch and tinned it too much to go through my pastry tube.

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