Smoked Deviled Eggs

Never thought you could cook eggs in a smoker? I never thought about it either!

If you're in the market for an electric smoker, I highly recommend the Masterbuilt Electric Smoker. It is a set the temp and let it cook type of smoker. I like using electric when I don't have the time to monitor a cook throughout the day between work, kids, etc.

STEP 1: Take 1 dozen fresh eggs of your choosing. You can hard boil them on the stove OR you can actually do it in your smoker if you choose - I did them in my smoker for the first time for this recipe.

- To boil eggs on the stove: Bring a pot of water, about half full, and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to a rolling boil. Once boiling, place the eggs in and let them boil for 12 minutes. Drain off hot water after 12 minutes and refill the pot with cold water and ice cubes to stop the cooking process.

- To cook eggs in smoker: Pre-heat smoker to 250 degrees F and then place eggs directly on the smoker rack for approximately 2 hours. After two hours, remove from smoker and place in a bowl with cold water and ice to stop the cooking process. When you cook fresh eggs in the smoker, it will turn the shells brown - like in the second picture below, this is normal.

You can also use an egg cooker like this one

STEP 2: Once you have hard boiled/cooked eggs, peel the shells off. Then place the eggs in the smoker directly on the rack at a temperature of 170 degrees F for approximately 20-30 minutes. IMPORTANT: You also need to put water in the water tray in your smoker if it has one, or put a small foil pan with water in it to keep the moisture level higher in the smoker so the exterior of your eggs don't dry out and get rubbery.

You can use whatever type of wood would want to smoke the eggs. I recommend Jack Daniels Whiskey wood barrel chips They produce a nice even smokey flavor that complements the eggs. You can check here for more wood chip flavors

STEP 3: Once the eggs have smoked for 20-30 minutes remove them from the smoker and allow them to cool in the refrigerator. The eggs will turn a brownish/yellow color (First picture below) once smoked, this is normal. Once they are cooled down, you will cut them in half longways and place the yokes in a bowl to make the filling (second picture below).

STEP 4: Next you will mix the cooked yolks with mayonnaise, spicy brown mustard (you can also use regular yellow mustard or dijon mustard if you prefer), paprika, salt, pepper and relish. You will mash the yolks and mix everything together to make the filling for the deviled eggs.

STEP 5: Fill the halved eggs with the filling and then sprinkle paprika on top and garnish with fresh sliced jalapenos! Chill in the refrigerator and serve cold - Enjoy!

Customized cutting boards make great gifts!

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