Just in time for the holidays we have a really yummy mix it up kind of recipe for you. If you are in charge of bringing deviled eggs – maybe try our fried deviled egg recipe. The crunch of the egg is a really nice change to your typical deviled egg. Plus, everyone likes fried things so you’re kinda guaranteed it will be a hit. I am a really big fan of deviled eggs, and these do not make me wish I had the regular kind. Anyway – you should try them! Enjoy!
Fried Deviled Eggs
- 12 large hardboiled eggs, peeled and halved lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 ½ tablespoons sweet pickle relish
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 ½ cups panko breadcrumbs
- 1 cup finely crushed butter crackers i.e. Ritz
- thinly sliced chives for garnish
- oil for frying
- Carefully scoop egg yolks from the egg whites, into a mixing bowl and set whites aside.
- Add mayonnaise, relish and mustard to yolks and lightly season with salt and pepper.
- Mash together until smooth and creamy. Adjust seasonings, cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
- Set up an assembly line with the egg whites, flour in a shallow baking dish, eggs in a mixing bowl, and the panko and crushed crackers mixed together in another shallow baking dish.
- Dredge egg whites into the flour, eggs and finally the panko-cracker mixture, shaking off any excess after each addition. Repeat until all the egg whites have been breaded.
- Fill a tall pot with 2 inches oil and preheat to 350˚F.
- Carefully add egg whites to the pot, a few at a time, and fry on each side for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain fried whites onto a paper towel and lightly season with salt and pepper. Transfer whites to a cooling rack (to prevent them from getting soggy) and repeat until all have been fried.
- Scoop about 1-2 tablespoons of the yolk mixture into each well(or scoop mixture into a piping bag and pipe into the wells).
- Finish each egg with a sprinkle of chives and serve.