Bacon-and-Cheese Deviled Eggs

  • Serves

    makes 12

SAVEUR kitchen assistant Max Iattoni gave us the recipe for these eggs, which he based on his favorite breakfast sandwich.


  • 6 eggs
  • 14 cup finely grated sharp cheddar, plus more for garnish
  • 14 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and chopped, plus 2 tsp. rendered bacon fat reserved
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Hot sauce, such as Sriracha, to garnish


Step 1

Put eggs into a 4-qt. pot of water and bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat, cover, and let sit 15 minutes. Drain eggs and crack each shell slightly. Transfer eggs to a bowl of ice water and let cool. Peel eggs. Halve each egg; using a small spoon, transfer yolks to a medium bowl. Using a fork, mash yolks. Add cheddar, mayonnaise, ¾ of the chopped bacon, and bacon fat; season with salt and pepper. Stir vigorously with spatula until smooth.

Step 2

Transfer mixture to a plastic bag or a piping bag fitted with a smooth tip and pipe into egg whites. Garnish eggs with the remaining bacon, more cheddar, and hot sauce and serve cold or at room temperature.

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