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Deep Fried Deviled Eggs

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Deep Fried Deviled Eggs in crispy Panko bread crumbs and a soft creamy yolk center is an absolutely indulgent holiday appetizer. 

These deep-fried, golden brown panko-covered eggs are a true Southern delicacy. Rich, delicious, and just the right amount of crunch, skip the old boring deviled egg and opt for the new.

Once you get the hang of deep frying these eggs, there is no turning back. The trick is to keep from eating them while you are making them!

Fried Deviled Eggs sitting on a plate and already fried

Fried Deviled Eggs Ingredients

You may have tried deviled eggs before, but until you try these Southern Deep Fried Deviled Eggs, you do NOT know what you are missing.

An egg appetizer this recipe is a fantastic egg appetizer choice for Easter Sunday or those summer potlucks that everyone gathers at. These eggs are simple to make and super addicting. However, they do take a little prep due to the frying, so plan accordingly.

As a recipe note, remember that each egg represents two deviled eggs, so six hard-boiled eggs is 12 deviled eggs.

  • 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • real mayonnaise
  • prepared mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • all purpose flour
  • panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs (for coating)
  • paprika

Need more recipes to use those left over holiday boiled eggs this Easter? Deviled Egg DipSheet Pan eggs, Avocado Deviled Eggs, Macaroni Salad and Eggs

Hard Boil or Pressure Cook Eggs

Before getting started on making fried deviled eggs, you will need to have boiled eggs ready! If you have a Ninja Foodi, you can check my recipe for Pressure Cooker Boiled Eggs or simply hard boil on the stove. 

How to make Fried Deviled Eggs

  • Cut hard boiled eggs in half and scoop the yolks onto a small mixing bowl. Set egg whites aside.
  • Mash yolks with a fork.
  • Add mayonnaise, prepared mustard, salt and pepper and mix well. Set deviled egg yolk mixture aside.
simple egg yolk mixture with mayo and mustard
  • Place flour into a shallow dish.
  • Place Panko bread crumbs into a separate shallow dish and 2 eggs in another shallow dish.
  • Beat eggs well.
  • Dredge egg whites into flour, then egg and then panko crumbs.
Its important to prep this deviled egg recipe first so there are no mistakes, this is the flour, egg, and panko laid out in a dish
smother boiled egg white with bread crumbs

Heat oil until hot and place egg whites into oil.

Pan fry, flipping eggs over halfway through, until bread crumbs are  golden brown.

Drain any excess oil on paper towels.

Fry deviled eggs in hot oil
Let fried eggs cool and drain on a paper towel

Spoon egg yolk filling into each egg white, optionally sprinkle with Paprika for color and serve immediately.

If you want to get fancy, put the yolk into a piping bag like you would frosting and pipe it into the eggs. 

Six boiled eggs make 12 fried deviled eggs.

fill middle of eggs with yolk mixture, also good to top with bacon, relish, or bits of herb for color

Deep Fried Deviled Eggs Recipe Questions

Serve Fried Deviled Eggs Hot or Cold?

The great thing about these crispy eggs is that they can be served warm OR cold!

Paprika or Smoked Paprika? I think is a major debate in our house because we are split on the smoky flavor versus the regular paprika. If you are a fan of smoky paprika, it goes great with this appetizer, so either really works as it’s an optional ingredient as it is.

Are Fried Deviled Eggs Low Carb? Sorry to say, this recipe isn’t low-carb or keto friendly. If you are on a strict diet, this may not be the best recipe. Try Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos instead!

Variations for Fried Eggs – Easily mix favorite herbs or spices into the flour to bring out other flavors. If you want more Cajun heat, try a dash of cayenne. If you want a little sweet, try a dash of cinnamon. Additionally, you can change the mustard to Dijon Mustard if you want a simple upgrade.

Although it goes without saying, not all of these changes are complimentary to one another, so make sure you consider the ingredients before changing everything! 

Toppings for Deep Fried Deviled Eggs: Add a bit of crunchy bacon or relish to the top of the eggs prior to serving.

Can I use other bread crumbs over panko? You can, but I find that panko gives the best flavor and crunch. 

Why did my egg explode while frying? Not just in deviled eggs, but in general, egg whites can explode when the egg itself is old. Additionally, eggs can break off and explode when there is excess moisture and it hit the hot oil.

Can deviled eggs sit overnight? A typically deviled egg is fine sealed up and eaten the next day. It might get a little watery if you get too generous with the mayo but should be fine.

Fried deviled eggs, however, won’t have the same beautiful crust. Anything fried (in general) should be made and enjoyed fresh. 

Can you boil eggs for deviled eggs the day before? Yes, its not a problem to boil the eggs the night before, peel them and seal them up. Pat them completely dry of excess moisture before continuing on with the recipe. Eggs can be boiled up to 48 hours prior to use and still maintain freshness.

Serve with: These eggs go great with a little hot sauce!

Are these eggs a viral recipe? Yes! Just like my chocolate cocoa bombs, 2 ingredient bagels and cloud bread, this deviled egg recipe was also featured on TikTok and went viral!

deviled eggs on a plate

More Party Appetizer Recipes

Typically when people make deviled eggs, they are having a holiday or gathering, as this is an appetizer recipe. If you are looking for more finger foods to serve, try one of these, which also makes the taste buds happy! 

close up of fried deviled eggs
4.80 from 5 votes

Deep Fried Deviled Eggs

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Deep Fried Deviled Eggs, cast iron stove fried for a deep gold brown crispy egg shell and a delicious creamy egg yolk center. A unique, delicious, and Southern appetizer recipe that is perfect to serve as a party finger food and to use up left over boiled eggs from Easter.


  • 6 hard boiled eggs peeled
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • paprika


  • How to make Deep Fried Deviled Eggs
    This recipe assumes that eggs are already hard boiled, peeled and cooled.
  • Cut hard boiled eggs in half and scoop the yellow yolks onto a small mixing bowl.
  • Set boiled egg whites aside on a plate.
  • Mash yolks with a fork to remove lumps.
  • Add Real mayonnaise, prepared yellow mustard, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Set deviled egg yolk mixture aside.
  • Place flour into a shallow dish or on a plate.
  • Place dry Panko bread crumbs into a separate shallow dish or plate.
  • Beat 2 eggs in a separate shallow bowl and set aside.
  • Dredge boiled egg whites into flour, then into egg yolk mixture and then into dry panko crumbs.
  • Heat vegetable oil in large frying pan until sizzling hot and place egg whites into oil with tongs. Be careful as working with oil can be dangerous.
  • Fry deviled eggs, flipping whites over halfway through, until bread crumbs are golden brown. If eggs are frying too quickly or get too brown, turn down heat. Its always best to test one egg first for timing.
  • Drain crispy fried egg on paper towels. Complete with all eggs.
  • Spoon egg yolk filling into each egg white center and serve Fried Deviled Eggs immediately.



Serving: 1 | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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  1. Debbie Lepper says:

    Can you make these in the Foodi on air crisp setting?

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      That would be a fun idea! I am sure you can, I just haven’t done it.