We all love eggs, and know how healthy they are, but have you tried a smoked eggs recipe?
Smoking eggs is a great way to get stacks of woody, smoky flavour into them. Add your own homemade BBQ rub/sauce (or salt & pepper) to season and you’re on to a whole new tier of tangy tastiness.
This recipe calls for 10 smoked eggs which you can make into devilled eggs or serve as they are in an egg salad or as a BBQ side dish.
- How Long to Smoke Eggs at 225°F?
- What’s the Best Way to Smoke Eggs?
- Can You Smoke an Egg in the Shell?
- How Long Can You Store Smoked Eggs?
- Dry Rub for Smoked Eggs Recipe
- Smoked Eggs Recipe Method
- Step 1 Fire Up Your Smoker to 225°F
- Step 2 Place the Eggs in the Smoker for 90 Minutes
- Step 3 Remove the Eggs & Place in an Ice Bath
- Step 4 Make & Add the Rub or Seasoning & Serve
- Make Your Smoked Eggs Recipe into Devilled Eggs
How Long to Smoke Eggs at 225°F?
At 225°F it will take the eggs 1 & 1/2 hours to cook the smoked eggs.
What’s the Best Way to Smoke Eggs?
- Preheat your smoker/pellet grill to 250°F degrees.
- Put your raw eggs in the shell onto the grill grates over indirect heat, and close the lid of your smoker.
- Smoke the eggs for 1 & 1/2 Hours.
- Take the eggs off the smoker grill and place in a bowl with ice.
- After 5 minutes, remove from the ice and peel eggs. Season with BBQ rub or salt and pepper. BBQ sauce is optional.
Can You Smoke an Egg in the Shell?
Yes you can. In fact it is the best way to smoke eggs. If you remove the shells they can become rubbery and not pleasant to eat. The smoke will penetrate the porous shells of the eggs.
How Long Can You Store Smoked Eggs?
If left in their shells and placed in the fridge, your smoked eggs can be kept for up to a week.
Dry Rub for Smoked Eggs Recipe
This dry rub really packs flavour into the eggs, customise it for your guests/family by dialling down on the chilli powder/smoked paprika to suit tastes.
Freshly Ground Salt and Black Pepper
4 Tablespoons Demerera Sugar
2 Teaspoons of Garlic Powder
2 Teaspoons of Sweet Smoked Paprika
1 Teaspoon Mustard Powder (We like to Use Colman’s English Mustard Powder)
1/2 Teaspoon Chilli Powder (more or less according to taste – we like it hot)
1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
Simply add all the ingredients to the bowl and mix with your fingers or a whisk. Make sure to break up any clumps, especially from the Demerara sugar.
Smoked Eggs Recipe Method
Step 1 Fire Up Your Smoker to 225°F
To get your pellet grill up to temperature you need to add your pellets to the hopper, turn the grill on and put it on the smoke setting. The very concentrated smoke flavour of the pellets will bring about a pleasing and lasting smoke flavour in your eggs.
Let the initial smoke burn off for 10 minutes with the lid open, and get your grill up to 225°F
We like to think of eggs as being similar to chicken or pork – a kind of blank canvas for wood pairing. Hickory wood is always good, but milder fruit woods such as apple or cherry are great too.
If you really want a big, punchy smoke flavour mesquite is another option.
Step 2 Place the Eggs in the Smoker for 90 Minutes
Place your eggs directly onto the grates of your pellet grill, over indirect heat (away from open flames). Close down the lid to let the smoke do its thing and slow cook the eggs.
It will take around 90 minutes for the eggs to cook through at this temperature.
Depending on the smoker you are using, you may need to refuel after 45-60 minutes.
Step 3 Remove the Eggs & Place in an Ice Bath
After 1 1/2 hours your eggs will be ready to take off the pellet grills. Place them in a bowl with ice to stop them cooking any further.
After a couple of minutes the eggs should be cool enough to handle. You can start to peel them. As you peel you can place the peeled eggs back into the ice to make sure they don’t continue to cook.
Step 4 Make & Add the Rub or Seasoning & Serve
Once your eggs have been peeled it’s time to season them before you serve them.
If you have not already done so, place all of the ingredients for the Homemade BBQ Dry Rub into a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Sprinkle the smoked eggs with the dry rub. If you happen to have a store bought dry rub you can use it as a substitute. If you like your seasoning Texas Style, just add salt and pepper to the eggs. BBQ sauce may be an additional option here also.
Make Your Smoked Eggs Recipe into Devilled Eggs
You may have already thought of this possibility when reading our smoked eggs recipe. To make your smoked eggs into devilled eggs, all you have to do is half your eggs lengthwise and scoop out all the yolks and place them in a bowl. Put your remaining egg whites on a serving tray in the meantime.
Mash the egg yolks with a fork, add 1 teaspoon of mayo, 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard, a splash of apple cider vinegar and mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
Take a teaspoon of the yolk mixture and add to one egg white. Do the same for each of the halved egg whites.
TOP TIP – Sprinkle a little extra Smoked Paprika to finish before serving.
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