It's time for one of my favorite appetizers, Deviled Eggs! This is one of those age old classics that never goes out of favor with party guests. There are about a million deviled egg recipes out there, with anywhere from four to forty ingredients. This recipe is relatively simple and while you can taste the bacon, it doesn't over power the original flavor of a true deviled egg. Enjoy!
18 Hard Boiled Eggs(see my easy, perfect hard boiled egg recipe here)
3 strips of thick cut bacon
1 cup of mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
1/4 cup thinly sliced chives
1 tbsp of hot mustard
1 tbsp of pickle relish
2 tsp of sriracha sauce
2 tsp of horseradish
2 tsp of Ranch dressing mix
1 1/2 tsp of garlic salt
1 tsp of smoked paprika
1 tsp of white pepper
1 tsp of dry parsley flakes
1 tsp of garlic powder
1/2 tsp of ancho chile powder
Hard boil your eggs according to my recipe or yours. Your eggs must be completely cooled at least for 2 hours after they have already completely cooled. Next, cook off your bacon strips. It's best to bake them. I always add seasoning to my bacon(cayenne pepper, black pepper and garlic salt) but it's not completely necessary(unless you ask my Wife). After your bacon has cooled, cut 36 1/4 inch strips for garnish and set aside. The rest of the bacon should be chopped up finely to add to your egg mix.
Time to peel those hard boiled eggs! I still don't have a good trick for this one. You could probably look something up on YouTube. After you peel all your eggs, discard the shells. Then cut all of the eggs in half. Place the whites in a container to the side.
Next, you will want to put all of your yolks in a large mixing bowl.
Break up all the yolks with a fork until they are tiny pieces. Next, add all of your wet ingredients and mix well with a whip. Then add all of your seasonings and continue to mix with a whip. When you feel you've got a good, smoothish blend, add the bacon, white onion and half of the chives and mix with spatula. Fold all of the ingredients in evenly.
Once you have your egg mix ready, it's time to place the mix into a piping vehicle. If you have a piping bag, great. If not, I love to use a Ziplock Bag. This egg mixture should fit into 2 Ziplock sandwich bags. The bags make it easy to transport this appetizer too, so you can assemble the whole thing when you get to your destination. See the picture below to find out the best way to load the bags.
It's a great way to use those extra coffee cups you have.
Now it's time to plate. Place all of your egg whites onto a platter. Take your Ziplock piping bag and cut off one corner tip from the bottom, so you have about a quarter inch hole. Squeeze the mixture into your egg whites, leaving a generous mound. Dust your Devilled Eggs with Smoked Paprika. Then add 1 piece of bacon garnish to each egg and sprinkle the rest of the chives over the eggs.
There you have it, Bacon Devilled Eggs! Time to enjoy!
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