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Smoked Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs the Easy Way}

Smoked Deviled Eggs

Imagine hard-boiled eggs infused with the subtle, smoky aroma of a well-tended grill. These eggs form the foundation of our smoked deviled eggs, offering a tantalizing twist on the familiar classic. The yolks are expertly blended with mayonnaise, ground mustard, vinegar, and hot sauce, creating a filling that's tangy and slightly spicy. The result? A delectable concoction that boasts both depth and complexity in every bite.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 6 large eggs
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • ½ tsp hot sauce (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Wood chips for smoking (hickory or alder work well)
  • 1 tbsp ground pork cracklings (optional)


  • Begin by hard-boiling the eggs. Place them in a pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat, and simmer for 9-12 minutes. Then, transfer the eggs to an ice bath to cool before peeling.
  • While the eggs cool, prepare your grill for smoking. If using a gas grill, place a smoking container with wood chips on the grill and preheat it to 300°F. For a charcoal grill, add wood chips directly to the coals.
  • Once the eggs are peeled, place them on the grill grate, ensuring they are stable. Close the grill and let them smoke for 30-45 minutes, depending on your desired smokiness level.
  • Remove the smoked eggs from the grill and let them cool for a few minutes.
  • Cut the smoked eggs in half lengthwise, and carefully scoop out the yolks into a bowl. Mash the yolks and add mayonnaise, ground mustard, white vinegar, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Mix until you have a smooth, creamy filling.
  • Spoon or pipe the filling back into the egg whites, creating a generous mound in each half.
  • Serve your smoked deviled eggs garnished with a sprinkle of paprika or fresh chives for an extra burst of flavor. For an exclusive version, use ground pork cracklings as a topping.


Cooking Tips for the Best Results:

  1. Use fresh, high-quality eggs for the best flavor and texture.
  2. Experiment with different wood chips to customize the smoky flavor to your liking.
  3. To easily peel the eggs, start by cracking the shells gently all over, then peel under running water.
  4. Adjust the hot sauce to your heat preference – from mild to spicy.
  5. For a restaurant-worthy presentation, use a piping bag to fill the egg whites neatly.

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FAQs about the Smoked Deviled Eggs Recipe

Can I use a different type of wood for smoking deviled eggs?

Absolutely! While hickory and alder are popular choices, you can experiment with other woods like apple or cherry for unique flavors.

Can I make these deviled eggs ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the smoked eggs and filling separately in advance. Assemble them just before serving for the freshest taste and appearance.

How do I prevent the egg yolks from being too dry or crumbly?

Ensuring that the eggs are not overcooked during smoking is key. Be attentive to the smoking time to retain a creamy texture.

Can I add other ingredients to the filling, like pickles or bacon?

Absolutely! Feel free to get creative with your fillings. Chopped pickles, crispy bacon, or fresh herbs can all be wonderful additions.

Are these deviled eggs suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, the smoked deviled eggs themselves are vegetarian. However, if you choose to add bacon or other non-vegetarian ingredients, they may not be suitable for vegetarians.

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