tr.v. dev·iled, dev·il·ing, dev·ils or dev·illed or dev·il·ling; 'To season (food) heavily.'
Ah, Bacon & Sweet Pickle Stuffed Eggs, you never seem to disappoint, what with your smooth filling of sweet pickle bits and smoky, salty BACON. Unsure if this method is necessarily a classic, but it is darn sure tasty. This easy Bacon & Sweet Pickle Stuffed Eggs recipe calls for sweet pickle relish, however this can easily be changed up for dill pickle relish or even a variation of a red pepper relish. They ALL work well with bacon, which speaking of, may be smoked or candied, your choice. I've even experimented with maple bacon and swapped the sweet pickle relish for caramelized shallots. Um, so those were to die for. But...I generally go traditional; traditional hardwood smoked with sweet pickle relish and a scant dash of smoked paprika. It was the way I first tasted this egg and it's the one I come back to whenever I whip these up.
Getting these bite sized beauties just right...
Another thing I do with Bacon & Sweet Pickle Stuffed Eggs is use an electric hand mixer for the filling. Mostly in deviled eggs, I specify to use a fork to stir and smooth out, but this filling I like to get extra creamy smooth. Why? Due in large part to the bits and pieces of pickle and bacon. It can be hard to pipe if you've got obstructions. To help myself, the creamier the filling, the less I need to worry about the filling not being able to pipe the bigger yummy bits. I could just say sprinkle the bits on top, but it absolutely is not the same. Not by a long shot. You will want to let these get chilly in the refrigerator after you pipe and before serving, and in order for all of these wonderfully crazy ingredients to marry, they've got to be mixed, not sprinkled.
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Ingredients for Bacon & Sweet Pickle Stuffed Eggs
- 12 large eggs, hard boiled and sliced lengthwise, yolks scooped into a bowl and mashed
- 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
- 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
- smoked paprika for dusting
- Have ready an egg plate of flight board on which you will display/serve from.
- If using a piping bag, fit with an .21 open star tip. If piping without a tip, prepare a small plastic baggie.
- In a medium bowl, to the hard cooked yolks, add the yellow mustard and the mayonnaise and mix with an electric mixer until very smooth and creamy.
- Using a rubber spatula, stir to incorporate 3/4 of the crumbled bacon and all of the sweet pickle relish.
- Pipe or spoon into the whites and arrange on the prepared dish or flight board.
- Garnish with remaining 1/4 crumbled bacon and a dash of smoked paprika.