Smoked Deviled Eggs
Updated: Jan 21, 2021
One of my favorite appetizers growing up, and still today, is deviled eggs. My mom used to make them fairly regularly when I was a kid but they were always guaranteed on Easter. After finding the eggs, we’d get to work and peel them to prepare for a day of feasting. They are super easy and oh so delicious.
I wanted to try to find a way to elevate these so I decided to smoke the eggs. This is an easy process, just need to be steady on your temperature. From here, you can also get super creative and mix up a bunch of different options. See above, I added bacon...you can almost never go wrong by adding bacon! One of best friends serves his with a slice of avocado.
One tip in making any type of deviled eggs, don’t try to make them “healthy”. My mother-in-law made them once trying to use some yogurt base, they were awful…like, gag awful. I rarely will ever tell someone their food tastes bad, but it was that bad. Sorry, Jenny! So, do yourself and your guests a favor, go full flavor!
Category: Appetizers, Sides, Other
Prep Time: 10-15 Minutes
Total Time: 10-15 Minutes if eggs are ready, 2 hours 30 minutes if not
Cook Date: September 12, 2020
6 Smoked Eggs, peeled and halved
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard (I prefer Dijon, a spicy brown mustard works well too. I’ve seen it done with yellow mustard but can’t say I’ve tried it)
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: Bacon, avocado, any topping desired!
Step 1: Peel your eggs and half them exposing the yolk. Remove the yolk and place in the mixing bowl. Set aside the white eggs.
Step 2: In a mixing bowl, combine your egg yolks, mayonnaise, and mustard. Mash the egg yolk and mix until smooth. Taste and then add salt and pepper to taste, slowly.
Step 3: You can do this step multiple ways but the principle is to take the mixture and fill the cavity of the egg white with said mixture. The way I was taught growing up was using a spoon, which works great and is very easy. If you are looking for a “cleaner” look, you can add the mixture to a Ziploc bag, cut the end of the bag and use it as a piping tool to fill the egg. Either way works great and the outcome is the same, a delicious appetizer!
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