Easter was such a treat every year when I was a kid! Every Good Friday, me and my brother would dye eggs with my mom. On Easter Sunday, we would load up our bikes and drive to Coffeeville, MS where my great-grandmother, Grams, lived. I remember riding four wheelers, playing volleyball, and walking around looking at all the farm animals. The one thing about Easter I can never forget are my mom's famous deviled eggs. She made them every year. I've put a twist on the traditional southern eggs - a little cream cheese, a little truffle, and a little bacon! Happy Easter to all!
- 1 dozen large eggs
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tbsp mayo
- 2 tbsp truffle oil
- 1 tsp truffle salt (or Kosher)
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- 3 strips thick cut bacon
- 2 tbsp Brown sugar
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp Chili powder
- 1/8 tsp Cayenne
Place eggs in one layer in a large pot with water that comes about an inch over them. Bring to a heavy boil for one minute. Turn the heat to the lowest simmer and cover the pot. Let sit for 12-15 minutes. Drain and rinse with cool water. To peel, crack each egg at the top and at the bottom (this is the best places to start peeling because air pockets get into them from here), use your fingers and pull apart the shells. If it gets tricky, dip the egg back into the cool water and continue peeling.
2. Make the candy bacon. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, chili powder, and cayenne in a small bowl. Take each strip of bacon and dip one side into the mixture and place them spice side down on top of a baking rack over a baking sheet lined with foil. Using a spoon, spread the leftover mixture thickly and evenly over the top of the bacon, pressing to adhere. Bake for 20-25 minutes until crispy.
3. Make the egg filling. Cut eggs in half longways and scoop out the middle into a large bowl. Add cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, truffle oil, salt, and white pepper. Whip the mixture together until really smooth.
4. Fill a piping bag (or Ziplock bag with a snipped corner) with the egg mixture. Pipe the mixture into the eggs. When bacon is cooled, cut into 1/2 inch strips and stick a piece into each egg.
CHEERS TO HAPPY EATING!!!