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, they are one of my favorite appetizers. And these spicy deviled eggs are especially good. They have this wonderful kick from the hot pepper sauce and the cayenne, and the jalapeno peppers add some great crunch.
A great low carb food
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. Eggs are very healthy, so I definitely consider this recipe as not just tasty and low carb, but also good for you.
Make them spicy or mild
Not really into spicy foods? You can make this recipe as spicy or as mild as you like. For milder eggs, omit the cayenne pepper. For spicier eggs, increase the cayenne to 1/4 teaspoon. And by the way, if you prefer not to use mayonnaise, you can use sour cream instead.
Is this a make-ahead recipe?
You can make this recipe ahead of time. You can keep these spicy deviled eggs in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 3 days. But they are best when freshly made.
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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.