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!
- 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
- Hard-boil the eggs; cool, peel and halve them. Carefully remove the yolks and place the whites on the platter.
- Mash up the yolks then blend with the mayonnaise, mustard, Sriracha, lime juice and salt and pepper, to taste.
- Pipe or spoon the filling into the whites. Garnish and enJOY!