Smoked Eggs

Smoked Eggs

Lately a friend of mine posted a picture on Facebook of his daily cooking. Within his smoker he had a pork roll, sausages, and eggs. Eggs! I never, ever thought of smoking eggs before and I was totally intrigued. I immediately prompted him on Facebook, and sure enough (as he is also into cooking) he swore by these and said they were incredible.  Now I normally do not bust out the smoker on a weekday, but I decided to try these smoked eggs later that week.

Smoked Eggs

Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • Eggs, as many as you want to smoke
  • Cherry wood, soaked in water for at least 2 hours
  • Smoker

How easy is that?

Heat your coals and get your smoker ready.  Once the coals are ready, add the cherry wood, or your favorite wood for that matter. Lay the eggs on the grill grate and cover.

How to smoke eggs

You will want to smoke the eggs for about 2 hours at 230 degrees, or so. Once the eggs are smoked, remove them from the smoker, and let them cool.

There are a few crazy thing about these eggs. One, they are totally gorgeous from the smoke; two they actually shrink in size. It’s almost as though when you buy a bag of chips and you open them and you only see about 50% of the bag filled. The shell is not that easy to peel, but it comes off just fine, and then you get that great smoke ring as you normally would.

The texture is a bit different than a normal hard boiled egg. It’s firmer, and when biting into it, it almost reminded me of a over cooked scallop with bacon notes. These smoked eggs are definitely worth trying, and both of my coworkers agreed. I have another recipe coming up in the upcoming weeks with another twist. If you are looking for something different to try when smoking, then add a few eggs. Thanks to my buddy for the inspiration.



14 thoughts on “Smoked Eggs”

  • I found you from tastespotting and was so impressed with your photo that I came over. This is so fascinating, easy and sounds delicious! My children would love this!

  • I have used this general recipe I used sugar maple and hickory on different smokes they turned out great my wife suggested we do egg salad with these eggs it was a very awesome treat

  • Has anyone made deviled eggs with these smoked eggs? That was my first thought when I heard about smoking eggs.

  • I just put some on 20 minutes ago, but hard-boiled them first and cracked the egg shells all over. Can’t wait!

    • Hi Angela… that depends on temperature, I suspect. You may want to go with trial and error on that part. I went a couple of hours and the yolks were a bit dry with that temp. I didn’t mind as I was making an egg salad sandwich and incorporated some mayo into the mix. Check an hour into one, see if it is to your desire, and go from there. Good luck.

  • On my list! Here in Korea and bought some smoked eggs at the 7-11. Had to look it up!

    Watch out smoker when I get home!

  • I smoked a dozen eggs in my Masterbuilt electric smoker using dry pecan chips. Eggs turned out fantastic. Going to smoke some with dry hickory chips today. BTW….the eggs peel very easily.

  • I’m hopefully getting an electric smoker and I was just messing around with google and saw this for smoker foods I didn’t think of before..now I can’t wait to try! Hopefully smoked eggs are easier to peel then hardboiled! I’m the -worst- for peeling eggs! I’m going to do up a dozen on the first smoker run.

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