Jerk Deviled Eggs is a perfect appetizer and snack. Great for parties and events. These spicy jerk deviled eggs are delicious and flavorful.
How to make Jerk Deviled Eggs
The Holidays are approaching and this delicious recipe is perfect for appetizers and snacks for any parties and get-together. This recipe is easy to make and you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen.
What is Jerk?
The word “jerk” came from the Spanish word ‘charqui’ which originates from the root word “jerky” meaning “dried meat”. Jerking is one of Jamaica’s most favorite methods of cooking. Passed down from our piano ancestors. This method/style of cooking has passed from many generations and has been enjoyed by many people around the world.
Are these Jerk Deviled Eggs Good?
Yes, they are good. Really? Yes, because I said so. I don’t make anything that’s not good just for the sake of a blog. Absolutely not, mind you I am eating this food. As a Jamaican, I would like to think my taste buds are above average.
What Jerk sauce should I use?
One of the best jerk sauces is Walkerswood because it is Jamaican owned, made and everything about it is authentic. Jerk is not defined as a dry rub. I think that’s a thing Non-West Indians started to do because they didn’t know what Jerk was. Jerk is a wet sauce. I feel as though when I have dry rub as a jerk it doesn’t taste authentic.
Don’t get me wrong, you can use the dry seasoning if that’s what you have and feel more comfortable. using then by all means. You can make your own Jerk sauce or you can purchase it. It is much easier to purchase than making it. The bottled one is just as good. When using a dry rub or any other seasoning evaluate it and see if 1/2 tbsp is ok. Some jerk sauces are spicier and flavourful than some. It varies.
Do I have to add jerk sauce?
No, you do not have to add jerk. You can do whatever you want, this is a “Jerk” base dish but if you don’t like a jerk then don’t add it, by all means, add what you like.
Why doesn’t my egg peel smoothly?
Have you ever boiled eggs before and you notice that it doesn’t peel smoothly? Well, it happens this is normal so don’t be defeated. The egg is still edible so don’t discard it. Peeling eggs straight from the pot will be harder to peel. However, there are a few tips that can help you with this process smoothly and have your eggs come out perfect.
- Some people poke the bottom of the eggs using a pin, thumbtack, or needle. (whatever is at hand)
- Shock the eggs in ice-cold water for about 15 minutes, this helps to stop the cooking process and allows them to peel easily.
- Boil the water first then place eggs in the pot for around 30 seconds then reduce the heat to low and simmer the eggs for 13 minutes then shock them in an ice bath to peel easily.
Is this recipe Gluten-Free? Yes, just take precautions on what products to use since some products may have added ingredients and occurrence of cross-contamination.
Is this recipe Diary Free? No, there is sour cream in these ingredients. You can opt for a Vegan or diary-free sour cream. Most types of mayo are diary-free but there are some that aren’t. Again, find the right products that work to make this recipe.
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Jerk Deviled Eggs
- 6 hard-boiled eggs Peeled and cut in half, and yolks mashed in a bowl
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Jerk Seasoning
- 1/2 cup finely chopped bacon or pancetta
- 2 tbsp chopped scallion or chives 1/2 tbsp for the mixture 1/2 for garnish
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Paprika Garnish
- Boil eggs for 13 mins, peel, and cut in half.
- Scoop the yolks out the shell into a bowl and mash with a fork.
- Add Sour cream, mayonnaise, sour cream, bacon/pancetta, scallions, and jerk seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste. Blend together, then taste the mixture to see if it is right.
- Using a piping bag, scoop or spoon fill inside the egg white with the yolk mixture.
- Garnish with paprika and scallion or chives.