Everything You Need To Know About Smoked Eggs (Bonus Smoked Deviled Egg Recipe)

Eggs are good for us. There is no doubt about that.

They make a great snack and are really handy to have hard-boiled in the fridge for a snack.

But have you tried smoked eggs?

Smoked eggs is a simple way to add a tonne of flavor to your eggs. You can even grill em!

To be honest, it’s actually a lot easier than you think, let me explain how to smoke or grill eggs.

Hungry now? Jump straight to my recipe for smoked eggs!

How to Smoke Eggs

I have put two methods below on how to smoke eggs, try both and let me know which one you love more! FYI the second method is my favorite!

Note: I don’t usually just smoke eggs. If I am going to fire my grill, I try and do a few different things. No point wasting all the heat and fuel on one cook!

Method 1:

  1. Set up your smoker as per your instruction manual and preheat to 320°F.
  2. Place eggs in the smoker and smoke for 10 – 15 minutes then turn them around and smoke for a fruther 15 minutes.
  3. You can keep them in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Method 2:

Another method you can try is cooking the eggs on the grill first. This is a good method for baked eggs as well.

  1. Grab a muffin tin and crack them inside
  2. Set your smoker to around 170 -180°F. As you know eggs take on any flavour, so I recommend using a hickory or cherry wood as they both go well together.
  3. Now, place your muffin tinstraight onto the grates and let them smoke for 30 – 35 minutes, you can go up to 50 minutes but I don’t enjoy the taste or texture after that. You might find the eggs go a bit rubbery after 40 minutes. 

You will notice that your eggs start to turn a little bit yellow, this is normal so don’t worry. The color will indicate how much smoke flavor they have taken on. 

Once your eggs are completely cooled use them how you please! One of my favorite ways is in a potato salad!

Whenever I make them for a BBQ, I have people lining up to know my secret!

How do you store a smoked egg and how long will it stay good?

You can keep them in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

How To Cook An Egg On Fire Embers

In the morning if you still have embers going from the fire, a nice easy breakfast is to cook your eggs buried in the embers. To ember roast eggs all you need to do is:

  1. Simply bury your raw eggs in the hottest part of the embers, always use BBQ gloves for this!
  2. You can always use the spin test to test when your eggs are cooked to your preference.
  3. Peel & eat. My favourite way to eat them is sliced on some fire toasted crusty toast.

How To Smoke Eggs

Devilled Smoked Eggs Recipe

Devilled eggs are a classic. This is a great twist to the classic that adds lots of flavour to this already delicious dish. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Barbecue
Servings: 3
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 10

Ingredients

  • Salt & pepper
  • Paprika
  • Minced parsley or your favourite fresh herb
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 2 – 2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 6 large eggs

Equipment

  • Bowl of ice water
  • Dinner fork
  • Medium saucepan & lid
  • Mixing bowl
  • Sealable plastic bag
  • Sharp knife
  • Spatula

Instructions

  • Set up your smoker as per your instruction manual and preheat to 320°F.
  • Place eggs in the smoker and smoke for 10 – 15 minutes, then rotate and smoke for another 15 minutes
  • Once the eggs are cool, peel and remove the yolk
  • Transfer yolks into a bowl and the whites on a platter with the cut side facing up.
  • Mash your yolks with a fork until completely crumbled.
  • Mix in 2 tablespoons of the mayonnaise and mustard into the crumbled yolks. Mix and mash until you are left with a smooth paste. If the mixture feels too stiff add more mayonnaise and mix one teaspoon at a time until you are happy with the texture.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Using a spatula scoop the mixture into a piping bag (or plastic bag). Use a 1/2 inch round tip (or cut bag to a 1/2 inch tip in the bottom corner)
  • Pipe the mixture into the cup section of each egg white. You want to place enough in each cup to be left with a little mound bulging out.
  • Sprinkle with a good dusting a paprika, and fresh herbs. I also like to re-season with salt & Pepper.

How To Cook An Egg On the Grill

  1. You can also grill eggs, personally, I love eggs cooked on the grill when we are out camping. Its a nice change to hard boiled eggs or fried eggs.
  2. Place your grill grate over your heat source. I find a gentle campfire is perfect for this.
  3. Place the raw eggs on the grill grate (shell still on).
  4. Cook the eggs for around 3 minutes per egg side.

How Long To Boil An Egg

Boiling an egg is a simple task. However, there is a lot of debate over boiling times and when to place your eggs in the water.

Personally, I think that the eggs should be placed in cold water, so the eggs are covered by about 1 inch of water.

Set the cooked to medium-high heat and once the water has reached a steady simmer, start your timer.

You want to maintain a steady simmer on your eggs, you don’t want a rough boil. This can crack your eggs and leave you with a right rubbery mess.

Soft boiled:
Your egg white is cooked and solid, however, the yolk is very running. Perfect for dipping buttery toast ‘soldiers’ into. To eat eggs this way it is best to sit them in an egg cup and slice open with the side of a teaspoon.

Medium boiled:
As well as a cooked egg white, the yolk is solid. It should be moist but dense. Served best as above or cut in half on a salad.

Hard-boiled:
Both the white and the yolk are completely solid. The yolk will be light yellow and crumbly. These work best as a snack on the run or in deviled eggs. Recipe Below.

Wrapping it Up

See, eggs can be exciting and very, very tasty.

I love leaving a bowl of smoked eggs in the refrigerator, they are the perfect snack.

Do you have another way to jazz up eggs? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Smoking

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I am head taste tester at Simply Meat Smoking! I love it grilling, smoking, and getting out in the yard with the kids! The family also love to test all my recipes (especially my EXTRA CRISPY pulled pork, smoky pork loin, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill)

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling adventures with you!

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