Happy Monday, y’all! I hope you had perfectly lovely weekends. I helped play host for the Humane Society Bingo Friday night, and we cooked a couple of badazz rib eyes from Jones Meats Friday night afterwards. Saturday and Sunday we laid low, I had a girls night, Wheat had a guys’ night. I tackled some projects that I’m really excited about and prepped for an exciting couple of weekends coming up! I can’t wait to share more. And I am ants-in-my-pants excited for this Friday’s post. I think you’ll love it as much as I do! But on that note, be prepared for a little radio silence this week on the blog. With all these projects, a Board meeting, a Vino Van Gogh evening at the Firehouse Art Gallery, and prepping for a weekend of a new (to me) hobby/art form (basket weaving!) I have my week cut out for me. But follow me on Instagram or Twitter if you want to keep up with it all!
But before I get ahead of myself, look at this.
Thus, I can’t take credit for today’s post, really. One of my favorite food bloggers, Cannelle Vanille, posted the picture above on Instagram and I was instantly smitten. I knew the next time Wheat fired up his smoker, this was going to happen. So a couple weekends ago, Wheat got a boston butt to smoke, and I boiled eggs and patiently waited to commandeer his smoker.
Just your garden variety supermarket eggs here. Boil them shy of hard boiled (I figured they would cook a bit more in the smoker). Following my steps for a perfect hard boiled egg, I boiled them for 8 minutes instead of 10. Then, crack the shells all around – I will do more cracking next time. This was an experimental smoking.
Once Wheat got the smoker really going, I placed the eggs around the boston butt.
Cannelle Vanille said that she smoked hers for 5 minutes at a high smoke, but I was piggy-backing along with the boston butt at medium smoke (pun intended, fo sho). Thus, I smoked these eggs at medium smoke for about 20 minutes.
They came out almost perfect. As in, a couple of the yolks had a bit of a greenish tint to them. So what? They weren’t perfect. But they are perfectly smokey and delicious!
I wish I could say I have made something fabulous with them, because I had grand plans for smoked egg salad, smoked deviled eggs… the possibilities were exciting. But I’ll be honest: I just ate them. With some sriracha. For breakfast. Every day for a week.
I’d like to try this again and make a smoked egg salad, or smoked deviled eggs, or something else equally as tantalizing. But they might not make it that far. Any other ideas for what I should do with smoked eggs? Or have you smoked eggs or any other random food items before? Ya know, besides meat. As always, all suggestions or ideas welcomed!