These gorgeous, spicy deviled eggs are delicately seasoned with chipotle chili pepper, cayenne pepper and Spanish smoked paprika and garnished with a few, bright, edible marigold petals – making them the prettiest appetizers at your next, colorful cocktail party!
With a little spicy mustard and sour cream, these little beauties are full of zing, perfectly keto and can also be made without mayo.
I’ve always been so inspired by the imagery and tradition of Dia de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). I love the beautifully painted sculls, bright colors, monarch butterflies and marigolds. I love the fearless, creative celebration of something so many of us fear the most.
The bright color and smell of marigolds is said to guide the spirits of our loved ones to the alters that we’ve prepared for them, so I’ve garnished these lovely little appetizers with a few petals to draw a few sweet spirits to my kitchen.
A Few Tips!
Make sure not to use too many Marigold petals as your garnish. Marigolds are totally edible (and so pretty as a garnish), but you don’t want to use more than 3-6 teeny, tiny ones, as their aroma is quite strong.
Make sure not to fill your eggs until a half hour, to an hour before you serve them. The filling tends to dry out and starts looking quite un-appetizing after an hour, even if they’re in the fridge.
Oh please, use a pastry piping bag to fill your eggs. It makes SUCH a difference! It doesn’t matter how tasty your deviled eggs are, if the filling is scooped in with a spoon, they won’t taste nearly as nice as when they look like this:
Just how spicy is this recipe?
I would say it’s mild-medium spicy. Not toooo over the top. If you wanted to go spicer, you could up the cayenne, add a little hot sauce or even garnish with a few chopped Jalapeños! It’s all to your taste.
You’ll find this recipe will be a tiny bit dry once you’ve added the ingredients so you can add more of whatever sauce you fancy. If it’s too spicy, add a little more mayo. If it’s not spicy enough, add some spicy mustard.
How far in advance can these deviled eggs be made?
You can make them a whole DAY in advance! Once you cut your eggs and mix your filling, you can simply store it in a pastry-piping bag with the ends sealed with a rubber band, or in a plastic baggie over night (again, highly suggesting a pastry-piping bag because it makes your eggs SO much prettier).
Wash and dry your egg halves, and keep them in a container with a lid. Make sure not to fill your eggs until about an hour, or less, before serving.
Are these deviled eggs ketogenic?
12 of these eggs have less than 4 carbohydrates total, so they’re QUITE keto-friendly.
Can they be made without mayo?
Yes! Just use only sour cream, instead of both sour cream and mayo. They’ll have a bit more zing than if you combined the mayo and sour cream, but not too much of a zing to be any less delicious.
What is needed to make them?
- pot to boil 6 eggs
- cutting board and sharp knife
- small mixing bowl
- mesh strainer
- pastry-piping bag and tip
How to Make Spicy Deviled Eggs with Chipotle – Step by Step
1. Add six large eggs to a pot of cool water, then place them on the stove and boil them for 20 minutes. Once boiled, place them in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
2. Once the eggs are cool, remove the shells by carefully tapping around the center and peeling. Crack and peel very carefully so the egg is pristine and free of tears and dents.
3. Slice the eggs. I slice through the center-middle, as opposed to longways. I find the egg-halves have a more sturdy base when cut this way.
4. Slice a tiny bit off the bottom so your deviled eggs sit perfectly flat. This will prevent them from sliding around the plate.
5. Carefully remove the yolks. They’ll almost always slide out if you’re gentle, so you don’t have you use a spoon. You may sometimes have a little left over, but it’s easier and less damaging to the egg white to try sliding first.
6. Push the yolks through a mesh strainer. This will break up the yolks and ensure that your filling is perfectly smooth when you mix in your other ingredients.
7. Gently wash and dry your egg-halves with a paper towel to make them extra perfect.
8. Mix your egg yolks, 1 tbsp. mayo, 1 tsp. sour cream, 1 tsp. spicy brown mustard, ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper, ⅛ tsp. chipotle pepper and a sprinkle of Spanish smoked paprika. Mix the ingredients carefully, making sure your consistency isn’t too runny. Depending on the size of your eggs, your filling may seem a little dry, so you may have to add a little more mustard or mayo. You want your consistency to be similar to hummus.
9. Once your ingredients are mixed, add your mixture to a pastry piping bag with a nice tip and fill your pretty, little eggs.
10. Add the filling to your pastry piping bag and fill your eggs. Garnish your eggs with cayenne and chipotle pepper, as well as a few poppy seeds and marigold flower petals (optional).
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Spicy Deviled Eggs with Chipotle
- 1½ quart pot to boil 6 eggs
- cutting board and sharp knife
- small mixing bowl
- mesh strainer
- pastry piping bag and tip
- 6 large eggs
- 1 tbsp. mayo
- 1 tsp. spicy brown mustard
- 1 tsp. sour cream
- ⅛ tsp. chipotle pepper
- ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
- smoked paprika – just a dash
- salt & pepper – to taste
- poppy seeds – for garnish
- marigold petals – optional
- Add 6 large eggs to a pot of cool water, just covering the eggs, then place them on the stove and boil them for 20 minutes over MEDIUM-HIGH heat. After 20 minutes, place them in a bowl of cold water for 5-10 minutes.
- Once the eggs are cool, remove the shells by carefully tapping around the center and peeling. Crack and peel very carefully so the egg is pristine and free of tears and dents.
- Slice them carefully in half through the center. Slice a little bit off the bottom so they sit flat on a surface without sliding around.
- Remove the yolks by simply sliding them out, or using a very tiny spoon, making sure to keep the whites free from rips or dings. Set them aside.
- Push the yolks through a mesh strainer into your mixing bowl. This will ensure your egg filling is creamy and smooth without any eggy chunks.
- Mix your egg yolks, 1 tbsp. mayo, 1 tsp. sour cream, 1 tsp. spicy brown mustard, ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper, ⅛ tsp. chipotle pepper and a sprinkle of Spanish smoked paprika. Mix the ingredients carefully, making sure your consistency isn't too runny. Depending on the size of your eggs, your filling may seem a little dry, so you may have to add a little more mustard or mayo. You want your consistency to be similar to hummus.
- Add the filling to your pastry piping bag and fill your eggs. Garnish your eggs with cayenne and chipotle pepper, as well as a few poppy seeds and marigold flower petals (optional).
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