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Cajun Style Fried Deviled Eggs

Classic deviled eggs have been upgraded- given a fried egg white, gumbo file infused coating and filled with a seasoned yolk mixture- making them the ultimate Cajun flavored finger food.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 103kcal

Ingredients

For The Filling

  • 12 hard boiled eggs, peeled & halved lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dill pickle relish
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1- 1 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2-3 dashes hot sauce

For The Breading

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 1/2 tsp gumbo file powder
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Separate the yolks from the eggs, transferring the yolks to a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise, relish, mustard, Cajun seasoning and hot sauce. whisk everything together until evenly combined and smooth. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • To a separate medium mixing bowl, add the Panko bread crumbs, the gumbo file powder, and the salt & pepper. Toss together until evenly incorporated.
  • Coat the egg whites in flour, shaking off any excess. Dunk them in the beaten eggs. Then coat them in the breading mixture, packing the crumbs-as necessary- to coat.
  • Fill a heavy bottomed pot with canola oil until it's 2-3 inches high. Heat until a thermometer reaches 350 degrees. 
  • Add the egg whites, working in batches of 4, and fry for 2 minutes per side- or until they're golden brown and crispy. Remove them to a paper towel lined plate to drain any excess grease. Repeat until all the egg whites are fried.
  • Pipe the creamy yolk mixture into each fried egg. Sprinkle them with a bit of smoked paprika, and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg