25 March, 2019
Dijon Deviled Eggs with Maple Candied Bacon
There are deviled eggs…and then there are Dijon Deviled Eggs with Maple Candied Bacon! I mean come on. Deviled eggs are already everyone’s favorite appetizer, and using dijon and adding candied bacon just puts it over the top. Plus I will teach you the best way to make hard boiled eggs that are perfectly tender and SO easy to peel.
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My 5-year-old son Truman did something naughty the other day, and I told him to watch it or I would send him to bed early.
Then he, cool calm and collected, told me that that’s a silly thing to threaten him with. Going to bed early makes him happy, he said, because it means he can get some more sleep in. Well OKAY I’ll just throw that disciplining technique out the window then.
Seriously, how did I get such an old man for a 5 year old?? I wish I had his mentality about sleep. I’m always trying to stay up too late. We’ll sleep when we’re dead, right??
Let me introduce you to your new favorite appetizer! I’m working with Maille® Dijon Originale (pronounced “MY” mustard) to bring you this amazing recipe for dijon deviled eggs with bacon. And not just any bacon, candied maple and dijon bacon!
I picked up everything I needed for this recipe at Walmart. They have such amazing selection, and it’s so nice to be able to grab everything I need in one trip. They also have a grocery pick up option. I am all over this idea, sometimes dragging the kids to one more store is just not gonna happen!
How do you like to make hard boiled eggs? I always steam my eggs in a simple steaming basket. I find that it makes the eggs SO easy to peel. How many boiled eggs have you ruined by peeling half the egg white off with the shell? It’s so sad. That never happens when you steam. If you don’t have a steaming basket, instructions for regular hard boiling are below.
(See? No trace of green, and a perfectly tender yolk.)
And this demonstrates how easy they are to peel. No more sad torn up egg whites!
Once you’ve got your eggs nicely steamed or boiled, remove all the yolks and smash it together with some mayonnaise, a few spices, and Maille Dijon Originale. Maille Dijon is the perfect way to take your deviled eggs to the next level! It just has that perfect oomph that you need for these deviled eggs with bacon.
If you have ever baked bacon in the oven, then maple candied bacon is just one more simple step (and if you haven’t baked bacon, you are making life way too hard for yourself. I literally never fry bacon in a pan anymore. Here’s a post all about it: How to Bake Bacon in the Oven in 12 Minutes.)
First you slap some bacon on a cooling rack and let some of the grease bake off. When it’s halfway done, you’re going to combine Maille mustard with some maple syrup and brown sugar, and brush it all over the top. Continue baking until it’s irresistibly crispy and melts in your mouth. It’s sweet and tangy and a little bit spicy. The hardest part now is making sure that you don’t eat it all up before your eggs are ready.
The best part about these deviled eggs with bacon comes at the end: Use some of the extra Maille mustard and maple syrup glaze that you used to candy the bacon, and drizzle it on top of the deviled eggs. The result is tangy, sweet, spicy perfection! I’ve never added any kind of glaze to the top of deviled eggs before, and now I don’t think I can ever go back. It. is. so. good.
This would be a great recipe for Lent, because you can make it with or without the bacon depending on if it happens to be Friday. We all know deviled eggs are delicious by themselves! And it’s definitely a great idea for Easter Sunday. I seriously don’t know anyone who doesn’t get excited about deviled eggs. It seems like such a special occasion thing.
(At least where I’m from. Although I’ve heard that deviled eggs are way more common as everyday fare in the South? Back me up my Mississippians and Alabamians.) I’m ready to get my South on. Deviled eggs erryday.
There are deviled eggs…and then there are Dijon Deviled Eggs with Maple Candied Bacon! I mean come on. Deviled eggs are already everyone’s favorite appetizer, and using dijon and adding candied bacon just puts it over the top. Plus I will teach you the best way to make hard boiled eggs that are never green and are SO easy to peel.
For the deviled eggs:
For the Maple Candied Bacon:
by The Food Charlatan
*If you don’t have a steam basket, boiling the regular way will work great! Add your eggs in a single layer to a pot. Cover with 2 inches cold water. Set over medium-high heat until the pot reaches a rolling boil. Once it is boiling nicely, turn off the heat, cover with a lid, and set a timer for 12 minutes. Continue with the ice bath step above.
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