Smoked Deviled Eggs

My kids love deviled eggs and these are their favorite! Traditional approach with a bit of smoke and a spicy kick.

To make these, you will need:

  • 12 eggs
  • 2 Jalapenos
  • 4 slices of bacon, crumbled (I use my homemade Chronic Bacon- thick cut slices coated in brown sugar, cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes, baked at 350 for about 30 minutes)
  • 1/2C Mayonnaise
  • 2t white vinegar
  • 2t yellow mustard
  • 1/2t chili powder
  • 1/2t paprika, plus additional for dusting
  • 1/2t salt
  • 2T chopped chives

Hard boil the eggs anyway you want. I typically start fresh eggs in cold water that is brought to a boil. Let boil for 10 minutes before cooling in ice water for 20 minutes.

Peel the eggs and slice in half. Remove the yokes and place on a baking sheet.

Split the jalapeños and remove the ribs and seeds. Also place on the baking sheet.

Put the baking sheet with egg yolks and peppers into your smoker on it’s lowest setting (165-180F) for 45 minutes. During the last 15 minutes, add the egg whites to the smoker, too. You don’t want the egg whites to smoke for the entire 45 minute period, as they will get rubbery.

Mash the egg yolks in a bowl. Chop the jalapeños and 2 of the bacon slices. Mix in with the yolks. Add the mayo, vinegar, mustard, chili powder, paprika and salt. Stir well and scoop about 1 tablespoon into each egg white. Dust with paprika and sprinkle on chives and remaining bacon. Drizzle with hot sauce if desired and enjoy!

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