These spicy Cajun deviled eggs are excellent to serve as appetizers or as a smacking snack. Spice up your holiday, party, or potluck with delicious and effortless finger food. Get ready for a standing ovation from your friends and families.
This is the most reliable recipe, a simple twist to the classic recipe-makes the moments delectable. Simple ingredients and a few kitchen tools is all that you need to make Cajun deviled eggs.
Made in just 5 minutes of prepping time. Hard boiling the eggs is the major part in this simple recipe, and the remaining part is just mixing and scooping, your children can help you with.
This recipe is that simple, you can focus on other factors that need your attention. Like most of the egg recipes, this spicy cajun deviled eggs recipe also comes as a last minute rescue.
Furthermore, its pleasing look makes it easier to place at the center of the dining table. Whether it's a family dinner or a large gathering, these hot deviled eggs get gobbled in no time.
The highlights of Cajun deviled eggs
The recipe is super simple.
In less than 20 minutes, an eye-catching appetizer is ready in a comfortable and effortless manner.
Requires few ingredients that you might already have in the kitchen.
Make ahead a friendly recipe, prepare the base a day before. So less tension when hosting a party at home.
Most of all, it tastes delicious and needs no reason for making and enjoying.
Dijon mustard. Dijon provides luscious yellow color and also covers up the compliments yolk’s natural character. Also it has a rich tint that enhances the filling in Cajun deviled eggs. Substitute with yellow mustard
Mayonnaise. A classic ingredient in any deviled egg recipe, works appropriately here fabulously. Greek yogurt, sour cream are the closest substitutions.
Hot sauce. My all time favorite taste enhancer. Its complex taste and intense heat balances all other components in this egg bite. Sriracha, or tabasco sauce are my other favorite replacements.
Cajun seasoning. A reliable ingredient with brilliant flavors, provides instant facelift to any food. Opt for a combination of onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika to mimic this Cajun seasoning.
Cayenne pepper. Amplifies the heat and makes the egg taste vibrant. If you prefer to keep the spice level low, add in paprika.
How to make
Hard boil. In a pan add eggs and fill with water till one inch above the eggs. Bring it to boil for about 12-14 minutes.
Peel. Using a slotted spoon remove the eggs from the pan and run them through ice cold water. And then peel gently.
For the filling. Using a sharp knife carefully slice each egg into halves vertically. Using a spoon remove the yolk, and add them to your mixing bowl. Repeat the same procedure for the remaining egg halves.
Arrange. Arrange that half egg whites in a serving platter, and set-aside.
For the feeling. Using a fork on a potato masher, mash up the yolks. Add chopped green onion, dijon mustard, mayonnaise, hot sauce, Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
Make them as a smooth mixture(add in more mayonnaise to smooth the mixture further).
Using a spoon, scoop the yolk mixture. And place them gently over the hollow of egg whites(that we have arranged in the serving platter earlier).
Complete filling all the remaining egg whites.
Seasoning. Sprinkle Cajun powder seasoning. And optionally garnish with chopped green onion.
What to serve with?
Soup. Something liquidy and slurpy mild soup(like these, clear tomato soup, roasted tomato soup) are the ultimate to pair with. In between bites of Cajun spicy deviled egg while enjoying the hot soup is a delight to experience.
Grilled meat. Thinking of making a wholesome dinner, what would be the best other than a protein rich pairing dish.Grilled chicken, salmon, vegetables, pork, or beef anything grilled would taste perfect.
How to store?
Refrigerate. Store the Cajun deviled eggs in the refrigerator as soon as it's made to use for upto 24 hours. Eggs are highly perishable, and should not be left in the kitchen counter for a long time.
Make ahead. Hard boil the eggs, and slice them into halves. Store the egg whites and the yolk separately. And make the spicy yolk mixture when needed.
Bacon. Along with the yolk mixture, add bacon crumbles.
Shrimp. Add chopped shrimp for the enhanced seafood flavors.
Cream cheese. Substitute mayonnaise with cream cheese rich smooth texture.
Cilantro. A herb variation that everyone would love.
Spicy Cajun deviled eggs
Prep the eggs
- In a pan and add eggs and water. Water level should be at least 1 inch above the eggs.
- Bring it to boil in medium to high heat for 12-15 minutes until the eggs are fully cooked.
- Run the eggs through cold water. And peel the eggs.
- Gently slice the eggs into two halves.
- Repeat the same process for the remaining eggs as well.
Make the filling
- Using a spoon remove the all egg yolks and place them in a bowl.
- In the mixing bowl, add egg yolks, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, finely chopped green onion, and salt.
- Using a fork mix thoroughly until the mixture turns to smooth consistency. And set aside.
- In a large serving platter, arrange all the egg whites by having the hollow side facing upwards.
- Scoop egg yolk mixture and place them in the white egg's hollow portion.
- Complete this procedure for the remaining eggs as well.
- Optionally sprinkle chopped green onion and cayenne pepper for garnishing. And serve immediately.