Eggs for Entertaining!

bacon-and-cheddar-deviled-eggs-lgWe here at the Chicken & Egg Association of Minnesota (CEAM) love deviled eggs for holiday entertaining. They make great appetizers at parties and delicious accompaniments to your holiday meal – plus eggs are an inexpensive and excellent source of protein and other nutrients. We found this mouth-watering deviled egg recipe from our friends at the Incredible Edible Egg. Trust us, the addition of bacon and Cheddar cheese will be sure to wow your guests!

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 14 HARD-BOILED EGGS
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/3 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (1 oz.)
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives OR green onion tops

Directions

Step 1 – CUT eggs lengthwise in half. REMOVE yolks to medium bowl. RESERVE 24 white halves. Finely CHOP remaining 4 white halves.

Step 2 – MASH yolks with fork. ADD mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, lemon juice and pepper; mix well. ADD chopped egg whites, bacon, cheese and chives; mix well.

Step 3 – SPOON 1 heaping Tbsp. yolk mixture into each reserved egg white half. REFRIGERATE, covered, to blend flavors.

Nutritional Information

Calories 83 Fat 6g
Protein 5g Cholesterol 115mg
Carbohydrates 2g Sodium 133mg
Fiber 0g Saturated Fat 2g
Vitamin A 214.8IU Vitamin D 24.1IU
Folate 14.8mcg Calcium 30.5mg
Iron 0.6mg Choline 77.3mg

Insider Info

Deviled eggs can be made up to 12 hours ahead. Refrigerate, covered.

Very fresh eggs can be difficult to peel. To ensure easily peeled eggs, buy and refrigerate them a week to 10 days in advance of cooking. This brief “breather” allows the eggs time to take in air, which helps separate the membranes from the shell.

Hard-boiled eggs are easiest to peel right after cooling. Cooling causes the egg to contract slightly in the shell.

To peel a hard-boiled egg: Gently tap egg on counter top until shell is finely crackled all over. Roll egg between hands to loosen shell. Starting peeling at large end, holding egg under cold running water to help ease the shell off.

Hard-boiled egg storage time: In the shell, hard-boiled eggs can be refrigerated safely up to one week. Refrigerate in their original carton to prevent odor absorption. Once peeled, eggs should be eaten that day.

No-mess method: Combine filling ingredients in 1-quart plastic food-storage bag. Press out air and seal bag. Press and roll bag with hand until mixture is well blended. Push filling toward bottom corner of bag. Snip off about 1/2-inch of corner. Squeeze filling from bag into egg whites.

Picnic or tailgate tip: Prepare filling in plastic bag, as above. Carry whites and yolk mixture separately in cooler. Fill eggs on the spot, pressing filling out of snipped corner of bag.

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs from Incredible Edible Egg

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