Spicy deviled eggs are an awesome keto appetizer. Made with avocado oil mayo, Dijon, hot sauce and jalapeno, they are delicious – and healthy.
I think I could eat these spicy deviled eggs every single day and never tire of them!
I still remember the first time I tasted deviled eggs. It was years ago, when I was a young child. I loved hard boiled eggs back then (I still do). But the taste of deviled eggs took me by surprise.
Sure, they were hard boiled eggs, but they were incredibly creamy and flavorful. This was a delicacy. Just like tasting butter at my grandparents’ house after being accustomed to margarine at my parents’ house, or tasting canned salmon after being used to canned tuna, this was one of those “once you try, you can’t go back” experiences.
To this day, deviled eggs are one of my favorite appetizers. And these spicy deviled eggs are especially nice.
Happily, even after transitioning to a low carb diet, this is one childhood favorite I don’t have to give up! These delicious spicy deviled eggs are keto and low carb. They are also made with just a few wholesome ingredients. Including avocado oil mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, hot sauce and fresh jalapenos.
You can make this recipe as spicy or as mild as you like. For milder deviled eggs, omit the cayenne pepper. For spicier eggs, increase the cayenne to 1/4 teaspoon. And if you prefer not to use mayo, you can use sour cream instead.
Spicy Deviled Eggs
- Seed the jalapenos as shown in the video below. Slice into thin slices (you'll need a total of 16 slices). Set aside.
- Using a sharp knife, slice each egg in half lengthwise. Gently remove the yolks and place in a medium bowl. Arrange the egg white halves on a serving plate.
- Mash the yolks well with a fork. Add the mayonnaise, Dijon, hot sauce, kosher salt, garlic powder and cayenne. Mix well, until smooth and creamy.
- Spoon the yolk mixture into the egg white halves. Sprinkle with smoked paprika. Top each egg half with a jalapeno slice. Serve.