These fried deviled eggs are the appetizer you never knew you loved so much. Crunch, savory, creamy, with a slight sweetness, these appetizers pack all the flavors into one perfect finger food.
Vegetable oil for frying
12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish, drained slightly
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon hot sauce
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
2 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 green onion, green parts only, sliced thin
Slice the hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise and scoop the yolks into a medium bowl.
Grab three shallow bowls. Place the raw, beaten eggs into one bowl, the flour into the second bowl.
In the third bowl, stir together the panko bread crumbs, onion powder, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
Fully coat each egg white in the flour, then egg, and finally, roll in the panko until coated on all sides. Set aside on a plate until all the egg whites are breaded.
Working in batches, use a wire spider or slotted spoon to gently lower the egg whites into the hot oil.
Fry for 2-3 minutes, flipping them about halfway through until golden on all sides.
Remove from the pot and place onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Meanwhile, mash the egg yolks with a fork until small crumbs are achieved.
Stir in the mayonnaise, relish, mustard, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Mash into the egg yolks until smooth.
Spoon the yolk mixture into a small ziplock bag. Snip a small corner off the bag.
Pipe the yolk mixture into the warm, fried egg yolks.
Garnish with crumbled bacon and sliced green onion.
- Category: Starter - Appetizer
- Method: Fry
- Cuisine: American
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