This bacon deviled eggs recipe is a new take on an old favorite. We love deviled eggs around here, especially when there is bacon involved!
Just about everyone loves deviled eggs but not everyone knows how to make hard-boiled eggs perfect every time. You’ll find this bacon deviled eggs recipe to be the one you’ll want to follow—nice tender egg whites and yolks that have no gray edges. The instructions include the basics and you can take it from there.
It’s all a matter of timing when it comes to boiling these babies, but the filling’s another story. We decided to jazz up a classic recipe by adding America’s favorite meat. You won’t regret adding this new ingredient to a traditional classic!
Bacon Deviled Eggs Recipe
what you'll need
- 1 dozen eggs large
- 4 slices bacon
- 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp bacon fat
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp dill pickle relish
- salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- scallions chopped, for garnish
let's do it
- Place the eggs into a large pot and add enough water to cover the eggs by at least an inch. Set the pot over high heat and bring the water to a boil.
- When the water reaches a full rolling boil (not just a few bubbles rising to the surface), set a timer for 2 minutes—you’ll know when it reaches a full boil because you will be able to hear the bubbles popping and the eggs clattering on the bottom of the pot.
- After the pot has been at a full boil for 2 minutes, remove it from the heat and set it on a cool part of the stove. Reset the timer for 10 minutes.
- When the timer goes off, carefully drain the hot water from the pan then cover the eggs with cold water. Allow the eggs to sit in the cold water until they are cool enough to peel then crack the shells and peel them away.
- Rinse the peeled eggs under cold water to remove any remaining particles of shell then set aside.
- Meanwhile, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy turning halfway through. Drain bacon on paper towels and allow to cool. Reserve bacon fat for filling.
- Cut each hard-boiled egg in half lengthwise and remove the yolks to a small bowl. Reserve the egg whites while you prepare the filling.
- Once all of the yolks have been removed, place a fine mesh sieve over a bowl and press the yolks through the sieve with the back of a spoon—this will give you a silky smooth filling for the deviled eggs. Be sure to scrape any remaining yolks from the back of the sieve once you have pressed them all through.
- Add the mayonnaise, bacon fat, mustard, vinegar and pickle relish to the yolks then stir until combined. Season with salt and pepper and spoon or pipe the filling into the reserved egg white halves.
- Crumble bacon into large pieces. Stick a piece of bacon into each egg and sprinkle with chopped scallions then watch them disappear. Enjoy!