Smoked Deviled Eggs
January 24, 2014
Growing up, deviled eggs were a staple at almost every family picnic. Today this timeless classic gets a grilling makeover from Curt McAdams of LiveFireOnline.com.
I found this idea in a great BBQ book by Jason Day and Aaron Chronister (BBQ Addicts), BBQ Makes Everything Better. Instead of boiling eggs, they can also be cooked, in the shell, on a smoker, allowing a bit of smoke to make it through the shell, but not so much that it’s overwhelming, so I thought I’d try this to make some deviled eggs.
I have to start this off with saying I generally do not like deviled eggs at all. My mom supposedly makes great deviled eggs, but I just don’t care for most of them. But, with the smoking of the eggs, I thought I’d try something different, and I put something together I really liked, to my complete surprise!
The eggs were on the smoker about 2 hours and 15 minutes at 225 F, then put into an ice bath to cool off quickly before being shelled. I used white eggs, but they came off the smoker very brown! The now-cooked eggs were split top to bottom, and the yolks were put into a bowl, with a bit of mayo and Dijon mustard added. I also added some Sriracha sauce, salt and pepper, and some chopped cream-cheese-filled smoke jalapeños.
I combined and smoothed out the mixture, then put it into a zip-closed bag. The idea was to squeeze the yolk mixture into the egg halves like using a pastry bag. I snipped just a small bit of a corner of the bottom of the plastic bag off, then squeezed the mixture into the eggs. The eggs then went into a plastic container and into the fridge. Once cooled, I added a bit of pimente d’espelette, and tried them out.
The result was that I found some deviled eggs that I really like a lot! I think the difference is that these were a bit spicy instead of sweet or sour. The jalapeños were a better addition for me than pickles or olives (and I typically love olives). Let me know if you have any other variations to try out that might be a nice change from the ordinary deviled egg.