Sriracha and Bacon Deviled Eggs

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Mary made me this beautiful and delicious birthday cake for my special day, and I had hoped to return the favor. But, of course, my long-time friend is traveling, again. In addition to being a savvy business woman, terrific chef and wonderful friend, Mary is a world traveler. I’ll leave the details to her to share, but suffice it to say that I’ve had a hard time keeping track of where she’s at over the past few years. So, when I planned my birthday surprise for her this month, I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me that she’d be on-the-road, again. No worries! I got creative.

About a year ago, Mary called me to borrow a deviled egg platter. That’s when I made a mental note to myself. I found it a few months ago, along with the perfect card, and tucked it away until… now. (Drum-roll, please) Presenting my birthday present to Mary:

Sriracha and Bacon Deviled Eggs AND the platter they’re sitting in. (I’m going to eat these for lunch and dinner, Mary – I’ll make more when you come home).

I love deviled eggs! They are pretty healthy, a great source of protein, and they travel well to picnics, pot lucks and to the office for a tasty lunch. This variation is smooth, creamy, slightly spicy (Sriracha sauce), slightly smoky (bacon), and ADDICTIVE!

If you’ve never tried Kolozsvari Szalonna (Bende Hungarian Brand Smoked Bacon), I highly recommend it. My friend, Rob, gave me a slab of this rich, smoky, salty bacon and I quickly realized that a little bit goes a long way (which is awesome when it comes to a splurge-y food like bacon, right?!). You can buy it on-line here, or you can use your favorite smokey bacon.

 

EnJOY and HaPpY BiRThDaY, MaRY!

XO

Joy

 

 

Sriracha and Bacon Deviled Eggs
 
These have just the right amount of spicy kick and smokey saltiness.
Author:
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 9 eggs
  • 5 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. Chinese mustard
  • 3 tsp. Sriracha hot sauce
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 slices smoked bacon, chopped, cooked and drained
  • ¼ tomato, seeded and chopped
Instructions
  1. Hard-boil the eggs; cool, peel and halve them. Carefully remove the yolks and place the whites on the platter.
  2. Mash up the yolks then blend with the mayonnaise, mustard, Sriracha, lime juice and salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Pipe or spoon the filling into the whites. Garnish and enJOY!

8 comments

  1. Caroline Ellison says:

    Tried them and loved them! Alan said, “Boy, these are really good.” A nice change from the regular ones. Since I don’t have a fancy-schmancy deviled egg tray, I arrayed them in a circle and garnished with a sprinkling of chopped chives. Be-ootiful!

  2. Cathy T says:

    I was fortunate enough to be a lucky recipient of these deviled eggs – sans bacon because I don’t eat meat. YUM!!! They had a little bite to them but not too much. The best ever! And…happy birthday, Mary!

  3. MaryMiller says:

    Joy, thank you so much for the beautiful birthday post and for the deviled egg tray! I look forward to trying out your recipe when I get home from this trip. I am not sure if Ohio counts as “word travel”, but in some ways it does seem like a foreign country – I love the diversity you find while traveling around the U.S. – from the landscape to the architecture to the food. Yesterday we ate German food at Schmidt’s Sausage House in historic Columbus. Tonight it’s going to be steak at Baker’s Cafe 33 in Canton… established in 1947. Love that place! Not much has changed since the 1940’s. I will post a review tomorrow. See you next week!

  4. Marilyn Gordon says:

    Joy, those look great! We will take good care of Mary here in Ohio for her birthday!!

  5. CaCarolineCaroline Ellison Ellisonroline Ellison says:

    Those look incredible! Am definitely going to try those soon. Along with the bacon, I’m going to garnish each with a small segment of the fabulous cherry tomatoes from our garden (as long as they’re not too juicy). Really looking forward to this.

  6. Marie McFadden says:

    Happy, Happy birthday Mary!
    (and safe travels!)

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