• Camille Bergerson

Bacon Kimchi Deviled Eggs

Updated: Mar 18


Pop quiz!

One of the below statements is false. Can you guess which one?

  1. Kimchi is wonderful.

  2. Bacon is splendid.

  3. Eggs are lovely.

  4. **** Kimchi, Bacon, and Eggs should never be combined into something AMAZING. *****

  5. Food is awesome.

Congrats, smarty pants, you're right!! It's #4!

As you can hopefully deduce from the above pop quiz, I believe kimchi, bacon, and eggs are great, so why not mix them up into one of the most glorious finger foods on the planet; Deviled eggs!

These deviled eggs are definitely an east-meets-west love connection. I must warn you, however, that these eggs are somewhat addictive and you may end up wanting to eat the entire dozen by yourself... They have a slight tanginess from the kimchi, a salty crunch from the bacon, and a delicious creaminess from the egg yolks. Plus, the paprika and togarashi sprinkle on top adds a little bit of happily welcomed spice.

I hope you enjoy (because I sure did...)!

(full recipe at the bottom)

What you'll need: a dozen eggs, 1/4 cup + 1 heaping Tbs of Mayo (I use light mayo, but you can use regular mayo too), 3 Tbs finely chopped napa cabbage kimchi, 2 tsp of dijon mustard, 1/4 tsp chipotle powder, 1 Tbs of sweet relish, 1/2 tsp of white pepper, 5 strips of thick cut bacon, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp Japanese chili/togarashi.

First, you gotta cook the bacon. Foil a sheet tray and place the raw bacon on it. Place in a cold oven at 400ºf (205ºc) for 20-30 minutes, or until bacon is crisp.

While the bacon is in the oven, boil the eggs. Place the eggs in a pot, cover with 1" of water and bring to a boil. When the water starts boiling, cover the pot with a lid, turn off the heat, and let sit for 8 minutes.

Once the eggs are done, run them under cold water, peel them, and slice them in half length wise. You should also remove all of the yolks and place them in a large mixing bowl.

Next, finely chop 3 strips of bacon and slice the remaining 2 into small strips (as shown above).

In your mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks, mayo, chopped kimchi, dijon, white pepper, relish, chipotle powder, and finely chopped bacon. Using a hand-beater, beat the mixture on medium speed until fully incorporated and the egg yolk pieces are mostly smooth (less than a minute).

After the yolk mixture is blended, evenly distribute it between the egg whites. You can either use a spoon or a piping bag to do this (or in a pinch, you can use a ziplock with the corner cut off).

Last, sprinkle the tops of the eggs with the paprika and togarashi, then garnish with a mini strip of bacon.

YUM!

BACON KIMCHI DEVILED EGGS

Servings: 8-10

Time: 45 mins

Difficulty: Easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 Eggs

  • 1/4 cup + 1 Heaping Tbs Mayo (Light or Regular)

  • 3 Tbs Finely Chopped Napa Cabbage Kimchi

  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard

  • 1/4 tsp Chipotle Powder

  • 1 Tbs Sweet Relish

  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper

  • 5 strips Thick Cut Bacon

  • 1 tsp Paprika

  • 1 tsp Japanese Chili/Togarashi

METHOD

  • Foil a sheet tray and place the raw bacon on it. Place in a cold oven at 400ºf (205ºc) for 20-30 minutes, or until bacon is crisp.

  • While the bacon is in the oven, boil the eggs. Place the eggs in a pot, cover with 1" of water and bring to a boil. When the water starts boiling, cover the pot with a lid, turn off the heat, and let sit for 8 minutes.

  • Once the eggs are done, run them under cold water, peel them, and slice them in half length wise. You should also remove all of the yolks and place them in a large mixing bowl.

  • Next, finely chop 3 strips of bacon and slice the remaining 2 into thin strips.

  • In your mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks, mayo, chopped kimchi, dijon, white pepper, relish, chipotle powder, and finely chopped bacon. Using a hand-beater, beat the mixture on medium speed until ingredients are fully incorporated and the egg yolk pieces are mostly smooth (less than a minute).

  • After the yolk mixture is blended, evenly distribute it between the egg white halves. You can either use a spoon or a piping bag to do this (or in a pinch, you can use a ziplock with the corner cut off).

  • Last, sprinkle the tops of the eggs with the paprika and togarashi, and garnish with a mini strip of bacon.

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