Eggs are good for you. Eggs are bad for you. Eggs are good for you. Eggs are bad for you. And…eggs are good for you. That’s currently where we stand, right? No doubt there’s a lobbyist out there right now, though, securing funding to do more studies on how the egg will ruin our lives.
Until then, let’s enjoy these white and yellow ovals of protein. Actually, let’s enjoy them forever, and just throw the studies to the curb. Unless you’re eating a whole dozen in one sitting – and even then, it’s not like you’re ingesting carbon monoxide – how bad are they? Don’t answer that…I’m not listening.
Eggs….(you ready for my list?)…I love them scrambled, poached, sunny side up, fried, in stuff, on stuff, stuffed with stuff. And yes, I love them hard-boiled and devilish.
I’ve had deviled eggs with cayenne, dill pickles, jalapeño peppers, cucumber, bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, beets, cream cheese…
And now I have had them with BBQ sauce.
These are incredible. These are edible.
These are my new favorite!
BBQ Deviled Eggs
Makes 24 deviled eggs
Prep time: 20 minutes (assuming you’ve already cooked your eggs, which I suggest doing the day before and then peeling right before you’re going to use them.)
• 12 hard-boiled eggs
• 1/3 cup mayonnaise
• 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
• 1 1/2 tablespoons Honey BBQ Sauce
• salt and pepper to taste
• Paprika for garnish (optional)
• Chopped parsley for garnish (optional)
Cut the eggs in half lengthwise and remove yolks; set whites aside.
Place all the yolks in a medium bowl and coarsely mash with a fork. Add the mayo, pickle relish, and barbeque sauce. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon or pipe* yolk mixture into the egg white halves. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley.
*Use a pastry bag or put filling into a plastic bag; cut a small hole in the corner and squeeze gently.
Tips for easier hard-boiled eggs:
1. Use eggs that are 7 days old.
2. Turn the carton of eggs on its side in the refrigerator the night before you cook them. It helps center the yolks.
3. Immediately after cooking, submerge the eggs into a ice-water bath and let sit until completely cool.