Thursday, May 2, 2013

“Baked Potato” Deviled Eggs | Friday Night Bites

I agonized for days. Back in December when my book club met for our annual holiday dinner, one of the ladies raised her hand and volunteered to host our book club meeting in May.  I thought – wow – she is super organized and excited.  A few moments after her hand was raised, she mentioned she wanted to host in Hawaii.

All ten of us had our mouths drop.  She went on to explain that she wanted to host at her house in Hawaii.  We were all excited and grateful for her offer.  Quickly we got energized and could hardly wait for May to arrive.  The next week, emails flew back and forth with who had already booked their ticket and the planning began from there.

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Last week, we all realized the day was quickly approaching for our departure.  Unfortunately, three of the ladies were unable to attend due to various reasons.  About a week ago, I began to have pressure in my ears and head.  Not sure if it was a cold, allergies or ear infection, but it was certainly not what I asked for.  With not feeling 100%, the agonizing began.  Do I go to Hawaii or not?  I am typically a decisive person and make definitive decisions.  With this one, I agonized literally for days. 

Finally, I came to a decision.  Sadly I would not attend the trip to Hawaii. It was a tough decision and knew that I would miss out on a fantastic trip.  I do hope another trip can be planned in the future and hope that everyone going has the best time ever.  Cheers to a great trip and look forward to seeing pictures and hearing all about it. In the meantime, I am taking Sudafed, advil, conducting nasal rinses and will head to the doctor if things don’t get better. 

I wanted to share this week’s Friday Night Bites with everyone.  Hubby absolutely loves deviled eggs along with baked potatoes with the works.  I thought why not combine the two concepts together to make “Baked Potato” Deviled Eggs. The result was simply divine.  I can imagine these with a crisp Sancerre, a French Sauvignon Blanc and sitting outside with the warm late Spring air.  Enjoy!

“Baked Potato” Deviled Eggs

6 Large Eggs
2 teaspoon Yellow Mustard
3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
Pinch of Salt
3 slices Applewood Smoked Bacon, cooked crisp and cut into one inch pieces
Chives, minced
Crème Fraiche

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Place eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in a single layer.  Add cold water to cover the eggs by one inch.  Heat over high just to boiling and remove from burner and proceed to cover the pan.

Let eggs stand in hot water about 12 minutes for large eggs, 9 minutes for medium eggs and 15 minutes for extra large eggs. 

Drain immediately and serve warm or cool completely under cold running water or in a bowl of ice water.  Proceed to peel each one to make deviled eggs.

Deviled Eggs

Using a sharp knife, cut each hard boiled egg in half lengthwise.  Carefully remove the egg yolk and place into a medium sized bowl.  With a fork break down the egg yolks to remove as many lumps as possible.  Add the yellow mustard and mayonnaise along with a pinch of salt.  Mix well with a spoon until creamy.  Taste to determine if you need to add more mustard or mayonnaise.  Adjust if needed.

Add the egg yolk mixture to a piping bag with a star tip to pipe into each egg.  Add a half teaspoon of crème Fraiche (or sour cream) to the top of each egg and top with a piece of crispy bacon and sprinkle with a few chives.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Will keep for a couple days covered in the refrigerator.


  1. Oh, no! I'm so sorry to hear you won't make it but more importantly, I hope you feel much better soon. I'm sure there will be other opportunities to go.

    I love deviled eggs, too, and your baked potato version sounds wonderful! The perfect bites, Friday night or any night!

    1. Thank you Jean! Feeling much more like a human being today.

  2. I think I could eat all those eggs pictured, we love deviled eggs and add bacon who can resist that. Enjoy your weekend Lisa :)

  3. So sad you couldn't make such an amazing trip! Hope you feel much better. I think these eggs might cure just about anything that ails you, they look fabulous! Oh could I tear into that plate right now, for lunch, very yummy!

  4. Beautiful!!!! That looks delicious!! Bet the crispy bacon is amazing with the creamy texture..

  5. I'm so sorry you're not feeling well, Lisa! These will go on the list for the family birthday/Mother's Day/graduation party we've got coming up. Can't wait to see everyone devour them :-)

    1. Thank you Kate! Let me know how you like them if you make them.

  6. Sorry you couldn't make the trip. :( I think you made a wise decision - my ears are super sensitive and unless I prepare way ahead of time, flying with any kind of ear problem is agonizing (especially landing. *eep!*).

    At least you're still able to enjoy Friday Night Bites! These baked potato deviled eggs look scrumptious!!

    1. Thank you Valerie. It was truly agonizing but certainly did not want to feel like crud over there.

  7. Wow, no Hawaii ;-( I sure hope you feel better Lisa!
    Meanwhile you have created this fabulous Friday night bite YUMMY!
    Have a wonderful weekend and stay cool in our fabulous warm weather;-)

    1. Thank you Patty! I know - I was bummed but feeling better.

  8. Oh no, so sorry to hear you had to miss the trip... hope you are feeling better! These eggs look so tasty, I love the baked potato topping idea!

  9. Hope you're feeling better, Lisa! How sad, so sorry you have to miss the trip. Thank you for still giving us all a Friday Night Bite...nothing better than deviled eggs, especially with creme fraiche and bacon!

  10. My hubby LOVES deviled eggs...and I think yours with bacon would please him to no end! I'm sorry you missed the trip to Hawaii...hope your book club will do it again next year :)

  11. Oh no. I'm so sorry you couldn't go on your trip! I hope you're feeling better now.

    And I'm loving the big, fat pieces of bacon here. I would just pick them all off and leave the eggs for the others. ;)


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