Traditional deviled eggs? Been there, done that. Sriracha deviled eggs? Been there, done that, gonna go back and do it again and again and again. These unexpected yet enticing  specimens contain mustard and mayonnaise for deviled egg traditionalists. And a smidgen of Sriracha sauce for the rebels in the rest of us. And it’s that latter part that compels us and everyone we know to surreptitiously saunter past a platter on repeat. Quite possibly the best deviled eggs ever.–Renee Schettler Rossi

*NOTE: How To Peel Hard-Cooked Eggs

There are about as many different methods for achieving the perfect hard-cooked egg as there are cooks. But after years of trying various techniques, we have to say, the instructions in the Sriracha deviled eggs recipe below work as well as any we’ve tried. Just follow them precisely and you’ll be fine. And don’t forget, once you’ve got your hard-cooked eggs, you still need to peel them. Here are a few old wives’ tales that we find work really quite reliably when you need the resulting whites to be party perfect:

First, opt for older eggs, which tend to peel more easily.

Second, let the hard-cooked eggs cool completely so that they contract slightly, which in turn makes peeling a breeze.

Third, gently roll the egg on your countertop, exerting just enough pressure with the palm of your hand to thoroughly crack the shell without breaking the egg. Start peeling where you see an air pocket and use the underlying membrane to help remove any bits of broken shell clinging to the egg.

Sixteen Sriracha deviled egg halves and a teaspoon on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Sriracha Deviled Eggs

5 / 5 votes
These Sriracha deviled eggs contain the requisite mustard and mayonnaise for classic deviled egg traditionalists and bacon drippings and Sriracha for the rebels in the rest of us. Perfect party food. And quite possibly the best deviled eggs ever.
David Leite
CourseHors d’Oeuvres
Servings24 servings
Calories73 kcal
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time1 hour


  • Piping bag (optional)


  • 12 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grainy prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon store-bought or homemade Sriracha sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bacon drippings
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces smoked salmon, cut into small slices (optional)
  • Snipped chives, for garnish (optional)


  • Place the eggs in a large pot and add enough cold water to cover by 1 inch along with the vinegar. Bring to a boil and then immediately reduce the heat and gently simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat, place it in the sink, and run cold water over the eggs for 1 to 2 minutes to cool them down a little. Transfer the eggs to a bowl filled halfway with ice water and forget about them for about 20 minutes.
  • Peel the eggs (see above *NOTE How To Peel Hard-Cooked Eggs) and then slice each egg in half lengthwise. Using a regular old spoon, scoop out the yolks and dump them in a medium bowl.
  • To the egg yolks in the bowl, add the mayonnaise, mustard, Sriracha, bacon drippings, salt, and pepper and whisk until smooth. Take a taste and adjust any ingredient as desired.
  • Fill a piping bag or a resealable plastic bag with a bottom corner snipped off with the mixture and pipe it into the egg white halves. (Or you can simply use that same old spoon to fill each egg white half.) Top each with a small slice of salmon and snipped chives, if using. Serve immediately.


Adapted From

The Southerner’s Cookbook

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Serving: 1 deviled eggCalories: 73 kcalCarbohydrates: 1 gProtein: 4 gFat: 6 gSaturated Fat: 1 gMonounsaturated Fat: 2 gTrans Fat: 1 gCholesterol: 96 mgSodium: 102 mgFiber: 1 gSugar: 1 g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Recipe © 2015 Garden and Gun. Photo © 2015 Peter Frank Edwards. All rights reserved.

Recipe Testers’ Reviews

These Sriracha deviled eggs were simply great. The filling had a great consistency and just the right amount of “devilish” heat. The Sriracha also lent a saffron color to the yolks, which was complemented beautifully by the strips of smoked salmon on top and the dusting of chives.

While the bacon drippings weren’t especially discernible in the final product, they enhanced the fat contributed by the mayonnaise. If you don’t want to take the time to do all of the prep at once, pre-boiling the eggs and getting them good and cold in the refrigerator earlier in the day or the day before would streamline the production process.

Making these for a party (you should!) would be less stressful on the day of the event to start with already boiled eggs, though it certainly works as the recipe is written. I used Duke’s for the mayonnaise. I used both the optional smoked salmon and the chives. These were served on a bed of baby arugula, which was extra pretty, and the bite from the greens paired well with the flavors of the eggs.

“Quite possibly the best deviled eggs ever?” Haha. Allow me to clarify. These most definitely ARE the best deviled eggs ever. These were gobbled up in minutes and everyone agreed they were simply the best deviled eggs on the planet. Hurrah!

I made these exactly as specified except I used my own tried-and-true method for boiling eggs (adding large eggs to boiling water for 11 minutes and then dumping them into an ice bath for 20 minutes).

If you’re topping these with smoked salmon and chives, you can use a plain ole spoon to fill the eggs as the smoked salmon may mess up any pretty piping. I put these out with some other amuse bouche on Thanksgiving (the troops always get rowdy while waiting for the turkey to cook, so I’ve found it necessary to quash any uprisings with delicious appetizers).

Deviled eggs are a staple for all the get togethers in my home, so I’m always looking for new variations to try. These finished eggs tasted great!

This recipe gives a foolproof method for boiling eggs—every single one came out perfectly! I’ve never had that happen.

The deviled egg filling was pretty much by the book with the exception of bacon fat and Sriracha. I personally prefer a little more zing in my deviled egg so I added a couple of dashes Tabasco. I would have loved to try the eggs with the suggested smoked salmon. I think it would have really put them over the top.

These Sriracha deviled eggs were a hit. I liked the Sriracha replacing the relish and paprika. Iʻm not sure the salmon added anything for me but the family liked it. This is actually a fairly standard recipe for deviled eggs with a slight change in the ingredients. If one knows how to make regular deviled eggs, these are a breeze.

The things new in this deviled eggs recipe are the bacon drippings, which add a nice flavor, and the Sriracha. Sometimes I think the Sriracha overpowers the flavors of the other ingredients when it’s mixed into a recipe. Personally I prefer adding the Sriracha after, like a dot on top to give it a “pop.”

About David Leite

I count myself lucky to have received three James Beard Awards for my writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. My work has also appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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  1. 5 stars
    Woah, these are some darn good deviled eggs. At first bite, you get the typical mayonnaise-y taste but then the mustard grains pop, and the sriracha kicks in, and you have a full-blown eggs-plosion in your mouth. I omitted the bacon drippings for the quasi vegetarian in the house, but I can only imagine that would further enhance the experience. Can’t wait to serve these at Easter dinner tonight.

    1. Beth, you took the sriracha-laced words right out of my mouth! We love these!!!! The One makes them for New Year’s Eve every year.

  2. 5 stars
    I made these the other day for my family, and they were amazing! Everyone loved them. They’re going into permanent rotation in our house. Thanks!

  3. Let me add just one extra step to “How to make and peel perfectly hard boiled eggs”.
    After you run the cold water onto the just boiled and hot eggs which you can now handle, pick each one up and strike the blunt end hard against your sink so as to crack the shell, at and around the blunt end. May take a couple strikes against the sink edge. Then drop this egg into the ice water with plenty of ice cubes. Remember, it took 10 minutes for the egg to get hot enough to cook it thru and it will take another 10 minutes in ice water to cool them. You can then take them out one at a time and peel each one starting at the cracked shell. The shell comes off in large pieces and the whites are not damaged. I promise!!!!
    I recommend you make a few extra in case some of the shells open while the eggs are boiling and ruin the appearance of some of the whites. Those yolks are still usable and can be used for filling.