Deviled Eggs With Candied Bacon
December 28, 2019
"Classic deviled eggs that turn on their heel to something extra special with the addition of candied bacon, yumm..Source: Chef Kelsey Nixon."
- Serving Size: 1 (105.8 g)
- Calories 200.4
- Total Fat - 13.1 g
- Saturated Fat - 4 g
- Cholesterol - 291.1 mg
- Sodium - 582.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 6.5 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
- Sugars - 4 g
- Protein - 13.2 g
- Calcium - 47.6 mg
- Iron - 1.6 mg
- Vitamin C - 1.5 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, a pinch of cayenne and the cinnamon and set aside.
Place the bacon on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet (refer to Cook's Notes). Sprinkle each slice of bacon with some of the spiced sugar and bake, about 10 minutes.
Flip the bacon, sprinkle with the remaining spiced sugar and continue to cook until crispy, about 10 more minutes. Remove the bacon from the oven and allow to cool. When the bacon is cool, mince it and set aside, reserving a quarter of it for garnishing the eggs.
Place the cold eggs in the bottom of a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a boil and remove the pan from the heat. Cover the pan with a lid and let stand for 12 minutes.
Drain the eggs and rinse with cold water. Let the eggs cool a bit and then peel when they are still warm (eggs are much easier to peel when they are warm). After they are peeled, you can then store them, covered, in the fridge.
Mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, dill, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (use less cayenne if you want to be careful with the spiciness), the scallions and the minced bacon in a medium mixing bowl. Season with the salt.
Slice the eggs in half lengthwise. Gently remove the yolks by pressing your thumb against the back of the yolk to pop it out of the white. Add the yolks to the bowl with the mayonnaise mixture. Mash together, using a fork, until smooth.
Place the filling in a re-sealable bag. Cut one end off (not to large or too small) and pipe the filling into the egg whites. Sprinkle with the paprika, extra bacon bits, and dill before serving.
Cook's Notes: A wire rack is a great way to cook bacon because the air circulates around the bacon making it crispy and delicious. Plastic bags are a great tool to use in place of a piping bag, easy and disposable.
Tips & Variations
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