Deviled Eggs with Chipotle and Bacon

 

Bring along an egg timer if you take these to a pot luck or picnic — we're pretty sure they will disappear fast!

Makes 24 deviled eggs. Prep time:20 minutes active, 30 minutes total.

INGREDIENTS

• 1 dozen eggs, such as (Organic Valley or Rhodes Farm eggs)

• 6 tablespoons light mayonnaise

• 1 tablespoon yellow mustard

• 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish

• 1-2 tablespoons Chipotle peppers, finely chopped or puréed

• 1 green onion, finely chopped

• pinch each of salt and ground black pepper

• 2 strips cooked bacon, finely chopped (such as Beeler's bacon)

• pinch of smoked paprika

 

PREPARATION

• Place the eggs in a large pot and fill with cold water to about an inch above the eggs.

• Bring water to a full boil, cover the pot and turn off the heat. Let stand for about 10 minutes.

• Drain and cool the eggs in a bowl of ice water.

• When cool enough to handle, peel the eggs.

• Carefully cut each egg in half lengthwise and remove the yolks, placing them in a mixing bowl. Set   aside egg white halves and prepare the filling.

• Mash the yolks in the mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, mustard, relish, chipotle peppers, green     onion, salt and pepper. Blend well.

• Spoon the filling equally into the egg white halves (or use a pastry bag to pipe in the filling).

• Sprinkle each of the deviled eggs with bacon bits and a little paprika before serving. Set some         eggs apart to serve without bacon if you or some of your guests do not eat meat.