Zesty Nacho Deviled Eggs

These Zesty Nacho Deviled Eggs have all the flavour of classic deviled eggs plus a kick of taco spice and the crunch of Dorito crumbs. Perfect for game day, potluck, or any family gathering. #deviledeggs #doritocrumb #nachoeggs #nachodeviledeggs

These Zesty Nacho Deviled Eggs have all the flavour of classic deviled eggs plus a kick of taco spice and the crunch of Dorito crumbs. Perfect for game day, potluck, or any family gathering.

The Classic Deviled Egg

There are hundreds of recipes for Deviled Eggs out there…floating around on the interwebs. Go on, give them a search. I dare you! However, I like to start with the basics. There really is nothing like the classic Deviled Egg. My mom was the first deviled egg influencer in my life. Her go to recipe is egg yolk, dried mustard powder, salt, pepper, mayo, and paprika. It’s a pretty basic recipe, but oh so satisfying. Once in a while she would get more creative and add some dried dill, cheese, or bacon and everyone thought she was a genius!

Nacho Deviled Eggs being topping with Dorito crumbs.

 

Why Are Fresh Eggs Difficult to Peel?

On the farm, it was easy to go pick up a few dozen eggs at Jackie and Sharon’s farm only a few minutes away. We would always keep those eggs in the fridge for a few weeks before boiling them and there’s a good reason for that. If you are using the boil method for hard boiling the eggs, fresh is not the best. In fresh eggs the membrane layer sticks tightly to the egg white and thus, the shell. As eggs age, the protective coating on the shell wears off and the egg becomes more porous. When oxygen enters the egg and mixes with the carbon dioxide produced in the egg, the egg white becomes more acidic. The acid makes the egg white less sticky and it also shrinks a bit. This creates a small space between the egg white and membrane…and the ultimate peeling egg! 

Deviled Eggs topped with orange nacho chips.

How to Make Farm Fresh Eggs Easy to Peel

Here are few methods to try if you only have access to fresh eggs:

  • immediately add boiled eggs to ice water bath
  • add a bit of baking soda as it raises pH and reduces adhering 
  • Using a pin to prick the shells before boiling
  • steam your eggs 
  • bake your eggs in the oven 
  • use an instant pot

A group of Nacho Deviled Eggs topped with Dorito crumbs.

Hard Cooked Eggs in the Instant Pot

When I need easy to peel hard cooked eggs for Pickled or Deviled Eggs, my go-to method is the Instant Pot. There are so many Instant Pot hard cooked egg posts out there, it will make your head spin. I tried a few but I found that results vary according to the size and temperature of the eggs. Many include natural pressure release time in their formula (5-5-5 or 6-6-6) but I found this leads to over cooked eggs. Overcooked eggs means that ugly grey yolk ring and no one wants that!

To begin, place the metal rack in the Instant Pot.  Add a cup of water, then stack the eggs on the rack. Cover and flick the pressure seal to ‘sealed’ position. For a large fridge temperature egg, cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, then immediately release the pressure. Plunge the eggs into a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes. I call this method the 5-5 method as it does not have that middle 5 minutes for natural pressure release. 

Nacho Deviled Eggs topped with Dorito crumbs on a grey wooden background.

My Zesty Nacho Deviled Egg Inspiration

I have an obsession for all things taco. It really is as simple as that: I crave tacos and think tacos almost daily. One day it just hit me that my Homemade Taco Seasoning would be a delicious addition to a Deviled Egg yolk mixture. With the taco seasoning, I added some hot sauce because everyone knows, you can’t have tacos without hot sauce! A sprinkle of Dorito crumbs adds both textural and visual appeal to the finished eggs. 

A dish of Nacho Deviled Eggs topped with Dorito crumbs.

Carrying on the Deviled Egg Tradition

My mom is the original genius for her fancy Deviled Eggs and I’m proud to say that I’m carrying on that family tradition. My son loved these eggs (it was his idea to serve them on a Dorito!) and my sister in law texted that I have to bring these for the next family gathering. I know they will be a huge hit! 

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These Zesty Nacho Deviled Eggs have all the flavour of classic deviled eggs plus a kick of taco spice and the crunch of Dorito crumbs. Perfect for game day, potluck, or any family gathering.
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Serves:8
  • Freezable:No

Nutrition per portion

    Ingredients
    • 12 large hard boiled eggs
    • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
    • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
    • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
    • hot sauce
    • salt and pepper
    • 35 nacho chips such as Doritos
    Method
    1. Carefully peel and halve the eggs lengthwise.
    2. Scoop the yolks out into a small bowl. Place halves on a plate.
    3. Add seasonings, mayonnaise, mustard, and hot sauce.
    4. Mash and mix until the mixture becomes smooth and no large chunks of yolk remain.
    5. Transfer yolk mixture to a piping bag or plastic bag with the corner cut out.
    6. Pipe filling in small swirls into the centre of each egg half.
    7. Place Doritos in a bag and smash them into very small crumbs.
    8. Use Dorito crumbs to garnish eggs and serve eat egg on a whole nacho chip.

     

    6 comments

    1. Isabelle @ Crumb

      This recipe is the perfect intersection of two of my very favourite things – deviled eggs and Doritos! Adding this to my next party menu, because otherwise there’s a very good possibility that I might just eat the entire batch by myself… not that there’s anything wrong with that.
      PS: I can never get my hardboiled eggs to peel cleanly, so I am super-excited to try out some of your tips. Thanks!

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      1. Bernice Hill

        Hi Isabelle! Yes, they’ve already been requested for our family’s Easter feast! My son ate probably at least 2/3 of this batch, he is a deviled egg eating machine, lol. Great to see you back in the writing zone!

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    2. Dawn - Girl Heart Food

      This is such a fun app!! Love the presentation and the flavour! I bet these would disappear in, like, 5 seconds at a party!

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      1. Bernice Hill

        Oh, for sure!! I was pretty amazed by how many my son was able to put away all by himself. Maybe I should have adjusted the recipe to 2 dozen eggs?!

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    3. [email protected]

      Great tips, Bernice and the cutest deviled eggs that I have ever seen. Cheers!

      Reply

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