6 Chefs Upgrades to Deviled Eggs

Smoked-Salmon Deviled Eggs Photo © Michael Turek
By Kristin Donnelly Posted January 31, 2015

Deviled eggs are the perfect play food for chefs, as there are endless ways to vary them. Here are six ways to make this favorite party snack seriously spectacular.

Deviled eggs are the perfect play food for chefs, as there are endless ways to vary them. Here are six ways to make this favorite party snack seriously spectacular.

1. Smoky
Laced with smoked paprika, Ashley Christensen’s deviled eggs are perfect for a barbecue.

2. Frenchified
French chef Jean-Louis Palladin turned his deviled eggs into a mini meal by adding diced cooked shrimp, radishes and capers.

3. Asian-spiced
Not only does Boston chef Joanne Chang spike her filling with wasabi and Sriracha, she also marinates the hard-boiled eggs in a sweet-spiced soy sauce before she devils them.

4. With pickled shrimp
Mash up two Southern classics, just like Bobby Flay, topping your deviled eggs with quick-pickled shrimp.

5. With smoked salmon
Diced smoked salmon is chef Michael Mina’s favorite way to dress up his deviled eggs.

6. With ham
Atlanta chef Ford Fry garnishes his goat-cheese-filled deviled eggs with torn pieces of country ham or prosciutto.

Kristin Donnelly is a former Food & Wine editor and author of the forthcoming The Modern Potluck (Clarkson Potter, 2016). She is also the cofounder of Stewart & Claire, an all-natural line of lip balms made in Brooklyn.

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