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These Spicy Deviled Eggs are easy and delicious. The spicy element is thanks to candied jalapenos. They are spicy, sweet and creamy. Perfect for holidays, picnics, or any time you need a delicious appetizer.

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Spicy Deviled Eggs

Candied jalapeños are easy to make at home. You can also find them at specialty country stores, and the like. Not only the peppers themselves but the leftover brining liquid is perfect for sprucing up an aioli, and ketchup, adding to chilies, as a glaze for poultry…. the possibilities are endless!

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The candied jalapeños add a bit of sweet, spicy heat, adding great flavor and making an excellent variation on classic deviled eggs.

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Ingredients you need

  • Eggs: Hard-boiled eggs. You need both the yolks and the egg whites.
  • Mayonnaise: Use good quality mayonnaise, not salad dressing.
  • Candied jalapeños with juice: Homemade or store-bought will both work.
  • Dry mustard: Dry mustard adds a bit of tang.
  • Black pepper: Freshly ground black pepper has the best flavor.
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How to Hard-boil Eggs

On the Stovetop

  1. Place the eggs in a small saucepan. Cover them with cold water. Bring the pot to a boil, uncovered.
  2. Once they boil, remove them from the heat. Cover the pot. Let them sit in the hot water for 10 minutes.
  3. Run cold water into the hot pot. Run the cold water until all the water in the pot is cold.
  4. Peel the eggs when they are cool enough to handle. If the eggs are hard to peel, peel them under running water. This will help separate the shell from the membrane.
  5. Dry the eggs with paper towels.

In the Instant Pot

  1. Pour one cup of cold water into the instant pot.
  2. Place the eggs on the rack that came with the instant pot or an egg basket insert.
  3. Seal the pot. Pressure cook for five minutes.
  4. After cooking, let the pot natural release for five minutes.
  5. Release the remaining pressure and flood the pot with cold water. Run the cold water until all of the water in the pot is cold. Let them cool for about five minutes.
  6. Peel them immediately.

How to make spicy deviled eggs

Step One:

Hard-boil the eggs. Peel the eggs. Slice eggs in half lengthwise.

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Cut eggs in half. Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

Step Two:

Remove the yolks. If you turn one half of the egg over and then flex the white, the yolk generally pops right out.

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Pop the yolks out of the whites. Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

Step Three:

Mash the eggs with a large-tined fork. You can mash them until smooth or leave chunks, whichever you prefer.

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Mash the yolks with a wide-tined fork. Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

Step Four:

Add mayonnaise, pepper brine, dry mustard, and black pepper. Stir with a spoon to mix.

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Add the mayo and the brine. Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

Step Five:

Mince jalapeños.

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Dice the jalapeño fine. Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

Step Six:

Add jalapeños to the yolk mixture. Fill white halves with yolk mixture with a teaspoon or use a piping bag to pipe it in. Garnish. For garnishing suggestions, see below.

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Add the peppers. Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

Can They be Made the Day Ahead?

The eggs can be peeled at least 24 in advance. Peel the eggs, and store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. (The eggs will smell up everything else in the refrigerator if not covered.) Split your eggs in half, make the filling, and fill them just before serving.)

What to Garnish With?

These deviled eggs are garnished with either sliced or sprinkled diced candied jalapenos. This adds a bit more heat and some visual appeal.

You can also garnish with a bit of cayenne pepper or other chili powder, diced parsley, or sweet or smoked paprika.

That is how easy it is to make Spicy Deviled Eggs. One taste, and you will be hooked. Make them for your next party or holiday table, and watch your guests devour them!

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How to Store Leftovers

If you serve these on a hot summer day, get them back in the fridge as soon as possible. If they sit out for more than an hour on a hot day, discard the leftovers.

We generally talk a couple of the big eaters into finishing them. There is never much of an argument.

Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for one or two days. Do not freeze leftovers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I hard-boil eggs ahead of time?

Yes, you can hard-boil the eggs the day before you need them. But peel them as soon as they cool. They will be easier to peel. Store them in an airtight container.

Can I devil the eggs ahead?

While you can put the eggs together a few hours ahead, don’t make them too far ahead of time. The filling will dry out on the top, and the egg smell will penetrate the entire refrigerator.

Can I use a substitute for the jalapeños?

Yes. You could substitute chili powder, cayenne pepper, chipotle powder, bottled hot sauce, like sriracha, or diced fresh jalapeños. None of these will give you the slightly sweet note of the candied jalapeño brine.

What type of eggs are the best?

This is the only case where we will suggest store-bought eggs. Fresh eggs are generally harder to peel.

How do I garnish the deviled eggs?

Garnish with a thin slice of jalapeño or mince some up finely. You can also garnish with chopped chives or parsley.

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Spicy Deviled Eggs

These Spicy Deviled Eggs are easy and delicious! The spicy element is thanks to candied jalapenos! They are spicy, sweet and creamy! Perfect for holidays, picnics or any time you need a delicious appetizer!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 halves
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Beth Neels

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs hard boiled, see instructions in post
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon candied jalapeno brine
  • 2 teaspoon minced candied jalapenos optional
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • Peel eggs.
  • Slice in half, lengthwise.
  • Remove yolks, add to small bowl.
  • Mash yolks with fork or pastry blender.
  • Add mayonnaise, spices and brine, and minced jalapenos, if using.
  • Fill egg white centers with egg yolk mixture, with spoon, or piped in.
  • Garnish with additional jalapeno slices or minced jalapeno, parsley or cayenne chili powder, if desired.
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Notes

**Notes**
Eggs can be hard boiled and peeled the day before serving.
Assemble eggs the day that you serve them for best visual appeal.
Garnish with pickled jalapeno, chili powder or chopped parsley or chive.
Candied jalapeno recipe
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1half egg | Calories: 63kcal | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 30mg | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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18 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I wish these were at the Passover dinner I attended on Saturday. The food had no spice and was so bland, however, I did not want to insult them. I love spicy food and these deviled eggs are right up my alley!

  2. 5 stars
    These sound superb, I love a bit of chili and they are particularly good pickled. I usually pickle cherry bomb chilies, they are a bit ‘spicier’ than jalapeno and I reckon they would work really well in this. Looking forward to giving it a try.

    1. I pickled the cherry bombs last year, Brian. They are very good! Thanks so much for checking out the recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Not only these are easy and delicious but they are so versatile, too. I lost count trying to think of the times I could use this recipe: a small gathering at home, to bring to my friends’ house, to a picnic, when staying home and just when I want something easy and delicious… There are many more!

  4. 5 stars
    I am so excited to make these Candied Jalapenos! These deviled eggs look to die for. The brining liquid looks great for the mentioned aioli, ketchup, poultry glaze!

  5. 5 stars
    I’m always trying to add a bit of spice to my food, and deviled eggs are no exception. I’ll have to try this recipe in order to spice up my Easter 😉

  6. 5 stars
    These deviled eggs look so delish! I am telling you could eat 6 myself—maybe more lol. Putting on the list for Easter.

  7. 5 stars
    This is such a perfect dinner party appetizer! I think they would appeal to a whole range of people and everyone would love them. I think it is great that you have gone for a spicy option. Can’t wait to try them. Cheers!!

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