Want to make something better? Deep fry it. While Scotch Eggs, a dish prepared by wrapping a soft-boiled egg in sausage meat, dipped in breadcrumbs and deep-fried, have been a pub staple since the 1800s, deep-frying deviled eggs has got to be a modern invention. These fried deviled eggs aren't what your Momma made for her bridge meet-ups. They are so much more.

Start with the Hard-Boiled Eggs

Before you can think about heating up your fryer with hot oil, you first need to make a batch of hard-boiled eggs. The easiest way to do this place eggs in a large pot and cover with an inch of water. Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat, leaving the pot still on the burner. Cover and let sit 10-12 minutes. Once ready, run cold water on the eggs and peel when cool to the touch.

How to Make Deep Fried Deviled Eggs

Cut the large eggs in half and remove the yolk from the egg whites and place the egg yolk in a medium bowl along with dijon mustard, mayonnaise, pickle relish, and hot sauce. Season with salt and black pepper. Mash the yolk mixture with a fork until smooth and place into a piping bag or a plastic bag with the corner snipped off.

Meanwhile, heat about 2 inches of oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Place all-purpose flour in one small mixing bowl, beaten eggs in another small bowl, and panko breadcrumbs in a third. Dredge the egg whites in the flour, followed by the eggs and finish with the breadcrumbs. Add the eggs to the vegetable oil and fry until golden brown and crispy, draining on paper towels after about 2-3 minutes.

Pipe the yolk mixture onto the fried egg whites and top with paprika as a garnish.

Deep Fried Deviled Eggs  

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes

servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 hard boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp pickle relish
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups panko
  • Paprika, for garnish

Instructions

Cut the eggs in half and remove the yolk from the egg whites and place the egg yolk in a medium bowl along with the dijon mustard, mayonnaise, pickle relish, and hot sauce. Season with salt and black pepper. Mash the yolk mixture with a fork until smooth and place into a piping bag or a plastic bag with the corner snipped off. 

Meanwhile, heat about 2 inches of oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Place all-purpose flour in one small mixing bowl, beaten eggs in another small bowl, and panko breadcrumbs in a third.

Dredge the egg whites in the flour, followed by the eggs and finish with the breadcrumbs. Add the eggs to the vegetable oil and fry until golden brown and crispy, draining on paper towels after about 2-3 minutes.

Pipe the yolk mixture onto the fried egg whites and top with paprika as a garnish.

Nutrition Facts
Deep Fried Deviled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 249mg 83%
Sodium 198mg 8%
Potassium 93mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 7%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.