Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Smokey Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed Eggs

Easter and Easter eggs will soon be here so I thought I would post my favorite egg recipe.  It comes from Robert St. John's cookbook Southern Seasons.  All the recipes that I have tried from this book have turned out great.  But this has to be one of my favorites.

8large hard cooked eggs, peeled
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh chives, very thinly sliced, divided
3 strips of bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped very fine
2 tablespoons sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded

Halve eggs lengthwise.  Gently remove the yolks and place in a small mixing bowl.  Reserve the whites.

Using a fork, smash the yolks together with the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper and half of the chives.  Once the mixture is smooth, fold in the bacon and cheese.  Fill each half of the egg whites with the yolk mixture and garnish each one with the remaining chives.  Cover and Refrigerate until ready to serve.  I like to garnish mine with a sprinkle of smoked paprika.  It looks pretty and adds to the taste.

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