Bacon, Basil (in place of lettuce), and Tomato form this BLT Deviled Egg. This appetizer may be simple, but it packs a punch. The secret is the candied bacon.
I first brought these babies to a little Easter party with friends a few years ago. I wasn’t sure how people would respond to deviled eggs. Are they out of fashion? I wasn’t prepared for the response. They were gobbled up and everyone was raving about them! Candied bacon, tomato, and basil in lieu of lettuce….it’s a BLT! One friend even said they were the best deviled eggs she’d ever had. Now, you can totally use regular old cooked bacon in this recipe instead of the candied bacon, but let’s face it, if bacon makes everything better then candied makes everything even more better. Yes, that’s right, I totally just said more better.
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
I have a complete tutorial on making hard boiled eggs. For the easiest to peel eggs, try steaming them in a steamer basket. Set up a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water. Place your eggs in the basket, cover with a lid, and steam for about 12 minutes. Plunge into an ice bath to stop the cooking process and cool. Steamed eggs are the easiest to peel.
Do I have to use candied bacon?
This recipe will work with plain cooked bacon, but it’s candied bacon that puts its over the top. You can purchase candied bacon in some grocery stores, but it’s not particularly common. Luckily, I do have a recipe for making your own. It’s very simply to make and only requires a few extra ingredients when cooking up your bacon.