If I see deviled eggs at a party, you betcha I’m going to be there, eating them all up before anyone else has a chance. Okay, kidding, I’d never eat ALL of them. I’d just have an egg or two extra and hope for leftovers. I’m all about the deviled eggs. They’re cool, creamy, and oh so delicious. And they’re perfect for bringing to baby showers!
Hmm, wait, now that I think about it, they’re kind of a little morbid to bring to a baby shower…But let’s just ignore that fact and concentrate on Emily and her soon-to-be brand new baby! If you’ve never visited Em’s corner of the internet, head on over and take a peek. You might get a little lost in the deliciousness, but when you’re done, come on back and we’ll talk deviled eggs.
I feel like deviled eggs are making a comeback. They’re popping up on menus everywhere with all kinds of crazy mix-ins. It’s no wonder that they’re becoming popular again – they’re handheld and absolutely addictive. Boiled eggs are delicious plain with just a touch of salt and pepper so when you add in other flavours, you’re bound to hit a winner.
I like a classic deviled egg, but it’s still fun to play around with all the different things you can do. I’m pretty sure anything can be made into a deviled egg. And why not!? Creamy yolks go with anything and everything. Speaking of yolks, I want to try salt curing some. I had some the other day shaved over some rice cakes and they were salty, rich, and almost cheesy. I think they’re definitely next on my to make list. It’s too bad they take 2 weeks to cure.
On the other hand, these jalapeño popper deviled eggs are almost instantaneous. A quick hard boil & peel, and you’ve got yolks to mash with mayo, cream cheese, jalapeños, and scallions. Garnish with a crispy frico cheese crisp and some pan-fried pancetta for a bit of extra oomph.
These eggs are just a bit fancy because when you’re celebrating a friend about to have their very first baby, you want a bit of fancy! Congrats Emily and Chris – I cannot wait for you guys to meet the newest member of your family!
Jalapeño Popper Deviled Eggs Recipe
makes 8 deviled eggs
- 1 slice pancetta
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar
- 4 hard boiled eggs
- 1 tablespoon mayo, or to taste
- 1 tablespoon cream cheese, or to taste
- 1/2 jalapeño, diced
- 1 tablespoon sliced green onions
- salt and pepper, to taste
Crisp up the pancetta in a non-stick pan over medium heat until edges curl and pancetta is crispy. Set aside. Wipe out the pan and heat over medium heat. Sprinkle shredded cheddar in tiny disks and cook until crispy and golden brown. Remove from the heat and cool in the pan.
Cut the hard boiled eggs in half and remove the yolks from the egg halves into a small bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork until fine and crumbly. Mix with the mayo, cream cheese, jalapeño, green onions and salt and pepper to taste. Fill the egg halves with the yolk mixture and top each egg half with a bit of crispy cheese and pancetta.
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