BLT Dressed Eggs Recipe (2024)

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Dressed eggs (also called deviled eggs) have an international popularity that’s easy to understand, considering how simple they are to make and how easy they are to customize.

Caviar, olives, and a wide range of spices are popular additions in various parts of Europe, but the dressed-egg crown in the USA has to go to the South, and there’s no better addition to Southern food than bacon!

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This recipe adds tomatoes, and a garnish of salad veggies for a cheeky Paleo take on the traditional BLT sandwich.

To give the yolks their creamy texture, these eggs use Paleo mayonnaise, a favorite treat without the seed oils and preservatives that lurk in the grocery store versions.

If you don’t already have a jar of Paleo mayo on hand, you’re missing out! It’s simple to whip up a batch, and you can use it in all kinds of recipes, like a salad to go with your eggs… If you can stop yourself from eating it with a spoon right out of the jar.

These eggs are always an impressive special-occasion appetizer, especially since they’re quite simple to cook. To get that perfect pale yellow yolk color, be careful not to over-boil them, or the egg yolks will turn gray. The best way to avoid this is to cook them at a slightly lower temperature.

First, put the eggs in the pot in cold water. Then turn on the stove, let the water come to a boil, and immediately turn it off again.

Leave the pot on the stove, and let the eggs sit undisturbed for 10-15 minutes in hot water – this way, they cook all the way through, but they don’t get that unappetizing gray color and chalky texture of overcooked yolks.

BLT Dressed EggsRecipe

SERVES: 24 PREP: 22 min COOK: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs;
  • 4 slices of bacon;
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, minced;
  • 4 tbsp. minced lettuce;
  • ¼ cup of Paleo mayonnaise;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste;
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Preparation

  1. On the stove, hard-boil the eggs (this usually takes 10 to 12 minutes, see instructions in the introduction of this recipe). Once the eggs are done, remove the shells.
  2. While the eggs are cooking, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until nice and crispy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Mince the cooked bacon into tiny pieces.
  3. Cut the eggs in half lengthwise, and remove the yolks. Place all the yolks in a medium bowl, and keep the whites aside.
  4. Add the mayonnaise to the egg yolks, and combine with a fork until you get a nice soft texture.
  5. Add the bacon and tomatoes to the egg yolk and mayonnaise.
  6. Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste, and mix again.
  7. Fill each egg white with the yolk mixture, about 1 tbsp. each, and garnish with minced lettuce.
  8. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes before serving.

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BLT Dressed Eggs Recipe

BLT flavors with a Paleo twist! A delicious new way to make an old fashioned recipe look new again.

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Prep Time 22 minutes mins

Cook Time 20 minutes mins

Total Time 42 minutes mins

Course Appetizer

Cuisine American

Servings 24 people

Calories 50 kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 6 cherry tomatoes minced
  • 4 tbsp. minced lettuce
  • ¼ cup of Paleo mayonnaise
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • On the stove, hard-boil the eggs (this usually takes 10 to 12 minutes, see instructions in the introduction of this recipe). Once the eggs are done, remove the shells.

    12 large eggs

  • While the eggs are cooking, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until nice and crispy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Mince the cooked bacon into tiny pieces.

  • Cut the eggs in half lengthwise, and remove the yolks. Place all the yolks in a medium bowl, and keep the whites aside.

  • Add the mayonnaise to the egg yolks, and combine with a fork until you get a nice soft texture.

  • Add the bacon and tomatoes to the egg yolk and mayonnaise.

    4 slices of bacon, 6 cherry tomatoes, ¼ cup of Paleo mayonnaise

  • Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste, and mix again.

    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Fill each egg white with the yolk mixture, about 1 tbsp. each, and garnish with minced lettuce.

    4 tbsp. minced lettuce

  • Refrigerate for about 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 0.4gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 47mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 153IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.4mg

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FAQs

What is deviled egg filling made of? ›

Deviled eggs are hard boiled eggs where the yolk is mixed with mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. The little sprinkle of paprika on top is the perfect finishing touch.

What do Christians call deviled eggs? ›

At church functions in parts of the Southern and Midwestern United States, the terms "stuffed eggs", "salad eggs", and "dressed eggs" occur instead, to avoid reference to the word "devil". For this reason, the term "angel eggs" is also occasionally used.

What are the funny names for deviled eggs? ›

One person explained that alternate names for deviled eggs are used in other parts of the U.S., including “stuffed eggs,” “salad eggs,” “dressed eggs,” and “angel eggs” for eggs with less fat and cholesterol.

What is the difference between stuffed eggs and deviled eggs? ›

Deviled eggs are the same thing as stuffed eggs or dressed eggs. It's essentially eggs that have been hard-boiled, peeled, cut in half, and stuffed with a classic mixture of the cooked yolks mashed together with mayo, mustard, and spices (typically paprika).

What can I use to thicken deviled egg filling? ›

Instant mashed potatoes (which doubles as a surprising thickener for soups) can save your deviled eggs. To pull this off, all you need to do is add the flakes directly to your filling in small doses, mixing well each time.

What are holy eggs? ›

The egg itself became a symbol of the Resurrection. Just as Jesus rose from the tomb, the egg symbolized new life emerging from the eggshell. In the Orthodox tradition, eggs are painted red to symbolize the blood that Jesus shed on the cross. The egg-coloring tradition has continued even in modern secular nations.

What does deviled mean in the Bible? ›

See synonyms for: devildevileddevilingdevilled on Thesaurus.com. noun. Theology. (sometimes initial capital letter) the supreme spirit of evil; Satan. a subordinate evil spirit at enmity with God, and having power to afflict humans both with bodily disease and with spiritual corruption.

What ethnicity is deviled eggs? ›

Some believe that deviled eggs may have originated in ancient Rome, where eggs were often boiled and served with a spicy mustard sauce. Others think that deviled eggs may have originated in medieval Europe, where they were considered a luxurious and decadent snack.

Why do people put vinegar in deviled eggs? ›

A light-colored vinegar, like the white-wine vinegar we use in these creamy deviled eggs, brings a touch of acidity to the filling and balances the richness of the yolks and the mayonnaise.

What is a fun fact about deviled eggs? ›

If we rewind time, we find deviled eggs in ancient Rome, where boiled eggs flavored with spicy sauces were so commonly served as an appetizer that a Roman saying, “ab ovo usque ad mala,” meaning “from egg to apples,” referred to the expected bookends of a meal.

Is there a substitute for mayonnaise in deviled eggs? ›

Richer than Greek yogurt, but still nice and thick, sour cream is another good mayonnaise alternative in deviled egg filling. As with Greek yogurt, opt for full-fat sour cream and add mustard gradually to avoid making the filling too tangy.

What is the slang for bad egg? ›

Synonyms
  • heel. Slang.
  • bum. Slang.
  • miscreant.
  • villain.
  • rascal.
  • knave.
  • scoundrel.
  • blackguard.

What is the slang word for chicken egg? ›

A chucky egg is a British regional term for a chicken egg, especially when it is soft-boiled and chopped up.

What do you call egg in toast? ›

While you'd rarely find people tinkering with the name eggs Benedict, what to call a fried-egg-in-toast remains in flux today. It's earned a slew of monikers, from the strange to the provocative: bird's nest, egg-in-a-basket, the Popeye, the one-eyed jack, and in a confusing twist to Brits, a toad-in-a-hole.

Why is my deviled egg filling lumpy? ›

Not grating the yolks

For the smoothest filling, try grating the yolks on the small holes of a box grater. You can also press them through a fine-mesh sieve. If you don't mind a few lumps, mashing the yolks thoroughly with a fork works too.

What minerals are in deviled eggs? ›

Nutrition Information
NutrientsAmount
Iron1 mg
Magnesium6 mg
Phosphorus101 mg
Selenium16 mcg
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