BLT Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are the perfect pot luck super star for a variety of summer celebrations. Church socials, lake house shindigs & backyard barbecues simply scream for a batch of delicious deviled eggs. Take the notion a step further by merging it with one of America’s most popular sandwich combinations & you have one stellar side dish the whole bunch will love. Follow my effortless tips & get ready to make your best deviled eggs to date.
BLT Deviled Eggs
makes 2 dozen
4 thick-cut bacon slices, diced
12 hard-cooked eggs
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Creole mustard
1 Tbsp Kyvan Original Hot Sauce
1/4 tsp table salt
2 Tbsp minced scallions
Quartered grape tomatoes
Arugula or watercress
Freshly ground pepper
Cook the bacon in a skillet over Medium heat until crisp, about 8 to 10 minutes.
stir the bacon on occasion with a wooden spoon to be sure that it browns evenly
you may find a good bit of the fat will render
so once the bacon is ready to be removed from the skillet
simply use a slotted spoon & place on a thick pillow of paper towels to drain
Cut the eggs in half & remove the yolks. Mash with a fork in a medium bowl.
Whip in the mayonnaise & mustard. Stir in the hot sauce, salt & the scallions.
Fill a pastry bag with the yolk mixture. Snip the bag about an inch from the bottom.
Fill the egg white halves. Top with the bacon & tomatoes. Chill.
Top with the lettuce, pepper & additional hot sauce just before serving.
many times when i prepare deviled eggs
i’ll boil the eggs the day before to save a step
especially if i’m preparing several dishes when hosting guests
it’s a good way to break up tasks & makes prep a bit more manageable
FROM THE KITCHEN OF BUTTERMILK LIPSTICK
How To Make Delish Deviled Eggs
Follow a few easy pointers for tasty goodness
The bacon slices can be cooked in strips rather than diced.
Dicing offers a clean cut finish but crumbled bacon will work too.
The lettuce will wilt if added too soon.
Experiment with different varieties if you’d like to.
Try with fresh basil or a chiffonade romaine.
Arugula adds peppery notes to dishes but the stems can run long.
Simply tear the ends off & discard them.
Toss the greens in a touch of olive oil for a beautiful finish.
Season generously with kosher salt & pepper.
Grape tomatoes can run gargantuous at times.
If on the smaller side, simply slice in half.
Try slicing them for a lovely look as well.
Visit this post for tips on preparing hard-cooked eggs
How To Boil Eggs
who makes it possible
I was fortunate enough to meet the legend behind Kyvan foods, Reggie Kelly, the former Mississippi State football player who went on to excel in the NFL with the Cinncinnatti Bengals & Atlanta Falcons. Not only is Reggie a star on the football field, who now holds free football camps in his hometown of Aberdeen, Mississippi but he’s an MVP in the kitchen too, who loves to cook with his beautiful wife and children, one of which the company is named after.
Reggie and his wife Shelia entertained a great deal during his NFL career and shared his families personal recipes with other players and friends. Everyone loved them so much, they encouraged him to package and bottle them up so that the whole world could enjoy the childhood flavors from his Mississippi roots anytime they had a craving for good old-fashioned Soul Food Selections.
This family is committed further to giving back not only with supporting the community in which they grew up by basing the company in Aberdeen, they also support the communities in which their products are sold. Look for Kyvan Original Hot Sauce and other fine products in your local grocery stores and super centers or visit the website and order today.
I love a spicy kick in a good deviled egg and Kyvan Original Hot Sauce lends just the right amount of heat with a nice acidic undertone from the vinegar. Expect a balanced flavor that isn’t too hot. I like to add a good shake or two onto each deviled egg just before enjoying as well.