Okay, so these deviled eggs may not exactly be what Dr. Seuss was picturing when he wrote the classic children’s book, but this is what I think of when I picture green eggs & ham.
Although not literally green (gross), the yolks of these eggs are mashed with avocado in lieu of mayo, giving them a slight green hue. Pair them with some crispy bacon bits, and well, green eggs and ham.
In my home, mayonnaise is used very sparingly. It has its place: in the occasional deviled egg, or spread across the outsides of a grilled cheese before grilling (trust me, so good), but in general, any recipe requiring the use of mayonnaise gets altered.
In sauces and tuna melts, for example, the mayonnaise gets replaced with a thick yogurt. In an egg salad sandwich, the mayo gets swapped with a combination of mustard and hummus. And sometimes in deviled eggs like these, the mayo gets replaced with creamy, mashed avocado.
If I had to share one tip in filling deviled eggs it’s this: use a piping bag. Seriously! It is ridiculously difficult to fill deviled egg with a spoon without it turning into a globby mess. Piping bags take the mess right out of it.
Don’t have a piping bag? Use a regular old ziploc bag. Fill the yolk filling into the bag, then snip off the corner and squeeze a bit of filling into each egg. As a bonus, just toss the bag when you’re done.
|Avocado & Bacon Devilled Eggs (Green Eggs & Ham)|| |
- 8 large eggs
- 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
- 6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled into bits
- 1 tsp grainy Dijon mustard
- Salt & pepper
- Green onions, sliced, to serve
- Place eggs in single layer in a pot. Cover with water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; once boiling, remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 13 minutes. Drain, cool in ice water, and peel.
- Once cool to the touch, cut eggs in half. Scoop out the inside yolk and transfer to a medium bowl. Add avocado, ¾ of the bacon, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper, to taste.
- Transfer yolk mixture to a piping bag (or ziplock bag with a corner snipped off) and pipe into egg whites.
- Sprinkle with remaining bacon bits, green onions, and some more pepper.