Tarragon Deviled Eggs


I love Mad Men. More specifically, I love Jon Hamm playing Don Draper in Mad Men, but in the grand scheme of things, I love all things Mad Men. Luckily, I do not stand alone in this appreciation for Mad Men … many of my friends share the same feeling. And so, a Mad Men party was born. Although our planning (landline telephones, old Playboys, record players) far exceeded what the actual party ended up including (delicious food, awesome outfits, classy tunes), our end result was still pretty commendable. Not to mention the hostess dressed as Don Draper … and pulled off a five-o’clock shadow pretty well, I must say.

When searching for recipes to make for a Mad Men party, deviled eggs continuously appeared on the slideshows. Now, I’m a huge proponent of deviled eggs, but knowing my boyfriend and a few of my friends, I didn’t want to bring something no one touched (and that stunk up the entire apartment). While the eggs did end up smelling (you just can’t get around it), they were still a huge hit, and since people ate them so quickly, the smell didn’t linger for too long 🙂 The touch of tarragon and capers added unexpected flavor to traditional deviled eggs. Mmmm, mad men eggs.


  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon capers, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon
  • Salt & pepper
  • Freshly snipped chives, for garnish
  1. Place eggs in a single layer in a medium saucepan; cover with cold water. Bring water to boil over medium-high heat; allow to boil for 1 minute. Remove eggs from heat and cover. Let sit for 10 minutes. Run eggs under cold water until cool. Let sit until eggs are completely cooled.
  2. Peel each egg. Slice eggs in half, lengthwise. Scoop out yolks of each egg and add to a medium bowl; mash up.
  3. In bowl with yolks, mix mayonnaise, mustard, capers, tarragon, and salt and pepper. Mix until smooth.
  4. Fill each egg-white half with one spoonful of yolk mixture. Top with snipped chives.

Cover eggs with cold water in a medium saucepan.


Cut in half.

Scoop out yolks.


Place yolks in a medium bowl.


Mix yolks with remaining ingredients (welp, this looks gross).