Smoked Eggs | Deviled Eggs and More with Video

Smoked Eggs | Deviled Eggs and more with video
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Eggs are a staple in many people’s diets, and hard-boiled eggs are one of those preparations that people love, but how about smoked eggs? Adding that subtle Smokey taste to a hard-boiled egg is a great way to take them to the next level.

Today, we will discuss a few different ways to prepare smoked eggs and some tips and tricks that will help you with perfect smoked eggs.

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Best Smoker for Smoking Eggs

when choosing the perfect smoker for eggs, there are a few different things to consider. The first thing is that we always like to consider is convenience. The easier a smoker is to use, the more consistent your smoking can be. Second, for a food item like eggs, you want a large output of smoke.

Some of your more convenient smokers will not meet the smoke output that you desire for flavorful eggs. An offset smoker, AKA stick burner, is an excellent choice for smoking eggs, and because of the low amount of time required, the maintenance of the wood or charcoal fire should not be a big imposition.

Our favorite smokers for this application include Masterbuilt gravity series charcoal smokers and the Masterbuilt digital 40-inch charcoal smoker. Both of these smokers have the same digital control engine making them easy to use. Additionally, you can add wood to the charcoal to get you the smoke flavor you desire.

Finally, don’t be scared to use a pellet smoker because you can use a smoke tube or tray to add additional smoke. Doing so is relatively easy and will give your eggs that unique smoked flavor you desire.

Equipment for Smoking Eggs

When smoking eggs, the main equipment is the smoker. However, there are other things that you need for a successful egg. The first thing that we recommend is a 12-cupcake pan. A pan of this size will conveniently fit a whole carton of eggs if that’s what you choose to use.

For handling the eggs, we find a pair of tongs with heat-resistant silicone tips. The silicone tips make it easy to grab onto the eggs and prevent them from slipping or being damaged.

To cool your eggs, you are going to need a large shallow bowl. This bowl should be slightly taller than an egg and wide enough to fit at least a dozen eggs in. However, we prefer to purchase a slightly larger bowl if we would like to cook 18 eggs.

The most essential tool for preparing smoked eggs is our secret weapon, a double boiler pan with a steam basket. You can use any pan with a steam basket, but we find it convenient to have one tool that we can use for multiple different cooking processes.

The final tool, which is for deviled eggs only, is a piping bag. You can buy generic piping bags anywhere from the dollar store to your local grocery store. But don’t be scared to use a large plastic bag. For smaller batches, a sandwich bag will work, but you want to make sure that it has pointed corners. Folded corners will make the yoke mixture challenging to come out evenly.

Smoking Process and Tips for Smoking Eggs

Smoking an egg is quite simple and is done the same way as baking eggs. Unfortunately, if you put your eggs straight in the oven or in the smoker, they will be challenging to peel.

But do not fret; we have a secret weapon for making your eggs easier to peel after the smoking process is complete. By steaming your eggs for 3 minutes before smoking, you will get the eggs to release from the shell.

Let your eggs rest on the counter for 10 minutes, then put them into the basket. Bring your water up to a hard boil and place your basket full of eggs in the steamer pan. After 3 minutes, your eggs will be ready to go into your smoker.

Placing your eggs and a cupcake pan can make the eggs easy to deal with and prevent the runaway egg’s occasional mishap. Evenly space the eggs out in your cupcake pan, then place it in your 325° smoker for 30 minutes.

The next step will complete the easy-peel eggs by dropping them in ice-cold water for ten minutes. The shock effect will cause the eggs to pull back from the shell and make them easy to peel.

cracking eggs

Tapping your egg on the counter while rolling it will crack the shell. First, tap it with the pointed end at a 45° angle and roll it until you have gone around once completely. Level the egg and repeat the process of tapping it while rolling it to crack the shell in the middle.

Finally, reverse the egg and tap the rounded end at a 45° angle on your counter. As you complete the last step, you will feel the eggshell give way, and by tapping lightly, you will not damage the egg.

From this point, you will be able to move on to your final preparation, whether it be deviled eggs or Scotch eggs. You should have an incredible hard-boiled egg with a tasty yolk that is easy to deal with.

Recipes

Eggs are an excellent ingredient for so many different dishes, but smoked eggs take it to the next level. Now that we’ve given you some essential tips and tricks on how to prepare the perfect egg, we are going to provide you with our favorite recipes.

Smoked Deviled Eggs

Everyone loves a deviled egg, and smoke deviled eggs bring that excellent smoke taste to one of your favorite dishes. Don’t forget to add smoked ingredients to carry that taste through every bite.

Ingredients

cutting eggs

Directions

  1. Preheat smoker to 325° and set eggs in a steamer basket on the counter for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Fill the pan with enough water to complete the steaming process without submerging eggs while steaming. Set the stove on high and place the pan with the lid on to boil.
  3. When the pan is at full boil, insert a steamer basket full of eggs and boil for exactly 3 minutes. Then remove them immediately and place eggs in a cupcake pan.
  4. Quickly place cupcake pan in your smoker and smoke for exactly 30 minutes. Then remove eggs and place in ice water immediately.
  5. After 10 minutes, peel all eggs, then cut all eggs in half lengthwise and place you in a medium-size bowl.
  6. Smash yokes completely with a fork and sprinkle in vinegar. Mix for 15 seconds, then sprinkle in the sugar. Mix for another 15 seconds, then add the remaining ingredients.
  7. Place egg yolk mixture in a piping bag, plastic baggy, or two spoons to fill the egg white cavity.
  8. Sprinkle lightly with smoked paprika or your favorite seasoning. Then arrange neatly on a plate and refrigerate for an hour before serving.
Smoked Devil's Deviled Eggs

Smoked Devil’s Deviled Eggs

Some like it mild, and some like it hot, and these eggs can go from mild to hot with ease. This recipe is medium on the spice level, so add more spice to your taste.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat smoker to 325° and set eggs in a steamer basket on the counter for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Fill the pan with enough water to complete the steaming process without submerging eggs while steaming. Set the stove on high and place the pan with the lid on to boil.
  3. When the pan is at full boil, insert a steamer basket full of eggs and boil for exactly 3 minutes. Then remove them immediately and place eggs in a cupcake pan.
  4. Quickly place cupcake pan in your smoker and smoke for exactly 30 minutes. Then remove eggs and place in ice water immediately.
  5. After 10 minutes, peel all eggs then cut all eggs in half lengthwise and place you in a medium-size bowl.
  6. Smash yokes completely with a fork and sprinkle in vinegar. Mix for 15 seconds then sprinkle in the sugar. Mix for another 15 seconds then add the remaining ingredients.
  7. Place egg yolk mixture in a piping bag, plastic baggy, or use two spoons to fill the egg white cavity.
  8. Sprinkle lightly with smoked paprika or your favorite seasoning. Then arrange neatly on a plate and refrigerate for an hour before serving.

A great substitute for the horseradish and hot sauce could be one tablespoon Sriracha hot sauce.

Smoked Scotch Eggs

This next recipe is a great breakfast idea. They don’t take long to cook and you can prep them the night before and just throw them in the smoker in the morning while you have coffee.

Ingredients

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1-pound ground sausage

Directions

  1. Start by preheating the smoker to 250 degrees and soft boiling the eggs for 7 minutes.
  2. Place the eggs in ice water and allow them to cool down. Peel the shell from the eggs and pat dry.
  3. Take the sausage and form it around the entire egg about a centimeter thick.
  4. Lightly spray or coat the sausage eggs in oil and place on a pan. Smoke the eggs for about 30 minutes or until the sausage around the egg is fully cooked.
  5. Remove from the smoker and allow to rest for a minute or two before digging in.

Smoked Eggs and Brisket

This is a great take on deviled eggs that replaces the yolk with some delectable brisket. Good thing is that they can be smoked together in the same smoker. Just throw the eggs in the smoker for the last 30 minutes or so.

Ingredients

  • Smoked Brisket
  • 12 large eggs
  • Barbeque sauce
  • Fried onion straws
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

Directions

  1. First off, smoke the brisket an egg and allow it to cool down. Refer to the tips and tricks for the complete process of easy-peel smoked eggs.
  2. Cut the eggs in half lengthwise and remove the yolks. Save half of the yolks and place them in a bowl.
  3. Add the mayonnaise to the yolks, season with salt and pepper, and mix well.
  4. Chop up some of the brisket relatively fine so that it can be placed in the egg. Mix the brisket with the desired amount of barbeque sauce to your liking.
  5. Fill the eggs halfway with the yolk mixture to start building the eggs. Then fill the other half with the brisket.
  6. Top the eggs with the crispy fried onion straws. You can make these fresh or buy them already made in the can.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it; smoking eggs is pretty simple. Just make sure you nail the timing down. And who knows, that may be different from egg to egg and smoker to smoker or just your preference. Either way keep it low and keep it slow, that’s the motto.

FAQ

Does the size of the egg I use in my smoker matter?

The size of the egg that you use in your smoker can make a difference in cooking time. The recipes in this article call for a large egg steamed for 3 minutes and smoked for 30 minutes. If you were to upsize it to an extra-large egg, change your time to 33 minutes in the smoker. This will ensure that you have fully cooked egg yolks.

When I smoke eggs do I need water in the smoking pan?

We recommend not using water when smoking eggs because the steam may interrupt the timing. The exact measurement of time is very important to get perfect results for your egg yokes.