Oh Yeah, you know you want them.
6 eggs, boiled (instructions to follow)
4 strips normal, thin bacon, cooked crispy (I do it in the oven, instructions to follow)
a big blob of mayonnaise (ok like…1/3 cup or something)
some sharp cheddar cheese, grated very fine (less than 1/4 cup but more than 2 tablespoons)
a generous splash of the vinegar from a jar of hot pickled peppers (less than 1/4 cup but more than 2 tablespoons)
some fresh chives, chopped (I guess about a tablespoon’s worth), or the green part of a scallion, chopped fine
Cut the eggs in half and drop the yolks in a bowl. Lay the whites on a plate or one of thse fancy egg trays if you have one.
Crumble the bacon up really fine and mash everything together in a bowl until it’s nice and you don’t have big chunks of yolk. I do not recommend doing this in a food processor like I normally do because you want the bacon and chives to be kind of bits in the stuff rather than a smooth mass.
Spoon into the yolks and dust the tops with the paprika.
Now, if you don’t have hot pickled peppers to borrow some vinegar from, you can use regular vinegar and a splash of your favorite hot sauce. It won’t be exactly the same but will do just fine.
To boil eggs: put them in a pot and cover with cold water. I like to use a pot bigger than you relaly need to so that there’s plenty of water around the eggs. Bring to a boil, set the timer for 5 minutes, and turn it off when the timer goes off. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes. Then cover with cold water and peel them. Use old eggs, as they peel easier.
To bake bacon, you’ll need a roasting pan. Lay the bacon on the rack and bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, checking after 15 minutes to see if it’s crispy and done. If it’s not nice and crispy after 20 minutes, check every 5 minutes until it’s done.
I recommend getting a jar of hot pickled peppers and keeping it in the fridge for vinegar purposes. Even if you don’t eat the peppers, you can
use the vinegar and refill it from time to time. Use it in egg salad, deviled eggs, homemade salad dressing, anything you might use regular vinegar for that you may want to add a bit of POW too. It’s not as hot as you think, and using it in eggs really tones down the heat but it adds a nice different flavor to it.