Jalapeno Deviled Eggs recipe offers mildly spicy kick, with an underlying creamy sweetness. A fresh crunchy ring of jalapeno pepper adds a pop of flavor and visual interest. Serve as an appetizer, on a vintage deviled egg platter for your next holiday gathering, tailgate party, or Sunday Supper.
A classic for Easter, jalapeno Deviled Eggs are zippy appetizers are a step-up from Grandma’s deviled eggs. You’ll want them for picnics, cocktail parties, and of course your Super Bowl Party! Joyce Pinson, Friends Drift Inn
Jalapeno Deviled Eggs Recipe At A Glance
Ingredients Eggs – Friends Drift Inn Pepper Jelly – Sour Cream – Vinegar – Brown Mustard – Salt – Pepper- Fresh Jalapenos for garnish
Equipment Medium Saucepan – Mixing Bowls – Fork – Measuring Spoons – Skimmer to remove eggs from saucepan – Knife – Container for Egg Whites – Cookie Press or Spoon for Filling – Deviled Egg Platter – Plastic Wrap
Yield 12 deviled egg halves – 2 per person
Prep Time 45 Minutes
Jalapeno Deviled Eggs Recipe – A Party Classic
They are a classic for Fourth of July!
Deviled Eggs are easy to make! Really, they are almost foolproof if you follow some basic procedures.
How to Make the Best Jalapeno Deviled Eggs
- Do not use farm fresh eggs. Go with week old eggs, which is about how old they are by the time they get to your local grocery. They have air pockets which makes for easier peeling.
- Boiling eggs is not rocket science. Place cold eggs in a saucepan, one layer deep. Cover with water, add medium high heat and bring to a boil.
- Do not overcook! Once boiling, set timer for 11 minutes.
- Prepare an ice water bath. At the 11-minute point, remove eggs from boiling water and plunge into cold water. (This is critical!)
- Once cooled, tap eggs a couple of times on ends to loosen peels.
- Carefully peel eggs under cold running water to help remove shell debris.
- Slice eggs lengthwise.
- If you pinch the sides of cut eggs, the yolks pop out easily. If you are having challenges, use a spoon.
- Place yolks in one bowl. Place whites on a deviled egg serving platter, cover with film, and refrigerate.
- To get the creamiest eggs, mash egg yolks with a fork until they are the consistency of coarsely ground corn meal.
- Add ingredients, mixing thoroughly.
Filling Deviled Eggs
Observation, I am messy. I am not a food stylist who goes around cleaning up messy deviled eggs with a Q-tip. But I still want attractive deviled eggs.
Spooning yolk filling into the egg whites is perfectly fine. But I use a 1 ½ inch cookie press tube with no tip. The egg yolk mixture plops out neatly with little fuss.
Because these are topped with jalapeno pepper rings, there is no point in using fancy piping. It will get lost, once you press the jalapeno pepper into the deviled eggs.
The choice is yours!
Jalapeno Deviled Eggs – The Food Safety Issue
Ever since I was a kid, I remember all the women folk obsessing over keeping deviled eggs cool and insisting they be eaten quickly. (As if that was ever a problem!)
I keep uncooked farm eggs on the counter sometimes for a couple of hours. So, what makes deviled eggs so much more perishable?
Citing the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Southern Living Magazine editors note:
When shell eggs are hard cooked, the protective coating is washed away, leaving bare the pores in the shell for bacteria to enter and contaminate it. Hard-cooked eggs should be refrigerated within 2 hours of cooking and used within a week.
Prepping Jalapeno Deviled Eggs for Parties and Picnics
- Keep deviled eggs chilled until you are ready to serve. Eggs should not stay at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
- Use cooler with ice when transporting to another location.
I would add:
- If you have not checked your refrigerator temperature in a while, make sure it is holding at 40 degrees or below.
- If you are transporting eggs to a party or picnic, it is important to keep them cool. I often go so far as to keep the whites and yolk filling and garnishes separate until arriving at destination. It makes for easier transport plus reduces the volume, so eggs stay cooler longer.
At the Incredible Edible Egg website, they offer several more tips including:
- Clean your hands, as well as the surfaces and utensils that come into contact with raw eggs – an important step for avoiding cross-contamination.
- Separate eggs from other foods in your grocery cart, grocery bags and in the refrigerator to prevent cross-contamination.
Why Do Jalapenos and Deviled Eggs Go Together?
Hard boiled eggs have a smooth, creamy goodness. Like adding peppers to an omelet, jalapenos add an unexpected zip to deviled eggs.
There is the crunch of fresh jalapeno peppers, plus the underlying mild flavor of our Friends Drift Inn Pepper Jelly. The flavor and texture contrast make for the perfect party appetizer to compliment casual impromptu gatherings and fancy-pants parties where passed appetizers prime your guests for the main event.
Friends Drift Inn Pepper Jelly
We offer four pepper jellies and jams; Strawberry Jalapeno, Peach Habanero, Red Pepper Jelly and the mild green Pepper Jelly used in this deviled egg recipe.
Our pepper products contain no high fructose corn syrup, no added preservatives, and no food colorings. We are proud of that!
Our first choice is to grow our own peppers, but frankly demand exceeds our efforts and we are continuing to expand farm production. We source peppers from the Appalachian region and our Kentucky Proud network of farmers as much as possible.
Jalapeno Deviled Eggs – The Presentation
I love a country auction! Dressed in my grubby farm clothes, my hair in a messy bun, I try to stay unnoticed while scrounging through the kitchen wares.
Sometimes I succeed in staying under the radar by auctioneers and patrons alike. Sometimes I don’t. By trying to look scruffy, I hope to score the deals!
Vintage Deviled Egg plates are my latest obsession. Y’all you can just never have “enough” deviled egg plates, despite what Charlie opines. Giggles
The specific item that most heralds spring: The deviled egg plate, which has a special place on Southern tables at Easter (and Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July, and nearly any other occasion). Sure, you can find modern takes on this old idea, but the most charming plates are vintage.
Sort through your grandma’s kitchen and see if she has any deviled egg plates she will share. Don’t be afraid to check out auctions, yard sales and thrift stores for these prized deviled egg platters.
We eat first with our eyes, and these Jalapeno Deviled Eggs deserve a “nest” all their own.
Let’s get this party started!
Jalapeno Deviled Eggs are one of those go-to party appetizers you will create again and again. Comfortingly familiar, with a pop of mild jalapeno spice, this is a favorite deviled egg recipe for all our gatherings at Friends Drift Inn.
- 6 large Eggs, organic preferred
- ¼ cup of Sour Cream
- 2 tablespoons Friends Drift Inn Pepper Jelly
- 1 teaspoon Brown Mustard
- ½ teaspoon Vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon of Pepper (I prefer using white pepper but that’s just me)
- 2 large Jalapeno Peppers
- Place eggs in heavy bottomed saucepan, one layer deep. Cover with water.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 11 minutes.
- Prepare a bowl of ice and water. Using a skimmer, remove eggs from pan and carefully plunge into cold water. Let eggs cool.
- Tap eggs gently in several places along ends and sides to loosen shells. Peel shells off under cold running water.
- Have a mixing bowl and deviled egg platter in place.
- Slice eggs lengthwise. Gently squeeze to loosen egg yolks – a spoon helps. Place in mixing bowl.
- Place egg whites on serving platter cover and refrigerate.
- Mash eggs with a fork until the consistency of coarse corn meal.
- Add all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- To fill, use a spoon or fill a piping tube with no tip to “plop” yolk filling into whites.
- Slice jalapeno peppers into rings, removing seeds. (If you are sensitive, use gloves when working with jalapenos and don’t touch your eyes or nose! Ouch!)
- Place rings on filled egg halves.
- Cover and refrigerate.
I like to serve chilled deviled eggs the same day. But they will last for 2 days in the fridge if properly cooled.
Depending on the size of your crowd, and how many other appetizers are offered, you may want to double this recipe. Most deviled egg serving trays hold 6 eggs (12 halves.) I would rather have too many eggs than not enough!
Remember, for parties, jalapeno deviled eggs should not sit out for more than 2 hours.
For picnics, especially on hot summer days, place the serving platter on ice!
It is easier to transport deviled eggs in a cooler, with the whites in one container and the yolk filling in another and assemble on site. This keeps them cooler, safer, and neater.
Like all our recipes, Jalapeno Deviled Eggs recipe was created with our Friends Drift Inn products. We cannot speak to how other products will perform.
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